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Chapter 9 Tracking via Bespoke Research Apps

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635383-4570

ISBN: 9781911635383

Published: Nov 2020

Component type: chapter

Published in: Tracking Tourists

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635383-4277



In the past ten years, several apps have been developed by research teams with the specific intention of tracking tourists. These apps contain user interfaces that explicitly communicate the function of these apps. They differ to apps, websites and social media sites described in the previous chapters, because the primary function of their user interface is to track and understand the characteristics of tourists. This form of tracking produces highly detailed, tourism-specific data which can be of great value to tourism researchers. But it is not without its challenges. These will be explored in this chapter.

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Hardy, A. (2020) "Chapter 9 Tracking via Bespoke Research Apps" In: Hardy, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635383-4570


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