e-Tourism Research: A Review

Yulan Yuan*, Yuen-Hsien Tseng, Ching Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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The growing importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in tourism is widely acknowledged, resulting in a growing body of research on e-Tourism. This chapter presents a comprehensive review of the status of e-Tourism research and its topics based on 752 articles collected from 14 tourism and hospitality journals, which are indexed in theWeb of Science (WoS) database. Publication trends regarding e-Tourism, contributing countries/territories, and changes in knowledge basis of scientific disciplines are presented as an overview of e-Tourism research. This is followed by a clustering approach based on bibliographic coupling (BC) similarity between each article to reveal salient topics (and subtopics) as well as their relatedness. Interpretations based on quantitative results and qualitative insights are provided. Complemented with domain knowledge and literature evidence, insights are presented to show possible future research directions, which would benefit both novice and experienced researchers and those who are considering e-Tourism as a research focus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of e-Tourism
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030486525
ISBN (Print)9783030486518
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1


  • Bibliometric approach
  • Content analysis
  • e-Tourism research topics
  • Research trend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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