The participating tourism technology providers benefit from innovative software tools for spatial and temporal high-resolution data analyses and forecasts of tourist behaviour. Intermediaries also benefit from new services (e.g. optimized media usage for a specific destination), which can be generated by making use of new tools developed within this project. The analyses carried out in this project are the basis for individual short-term modelling of future spatial and temporal distribution of tourism demand. These models enhance the information basis for decision making on touristic investments such as targeted promotion of Austrian destinations abroad.


Scientific Publications

Pichler, M., Rutzinger, M., Houbé, N., Neiß, H., Blank, C., Bergmair, R. & Anfang, M. (2016). Einsichten in Verhaltensweisen von Touristen, Analysemöglichkeiten für Touristiker. In: Tourismus Wissen – quarterly, 5. Ausg., Wien, 7/2016, S. 191-196.

Pichler, M., Steiner, L. & Neiß, H. (2016). The Tourism Knowledge Islands. Technical Report SCCH-TR-1569, February 2016.

Pichler, M. (2016). Cognitive Computing and Big Linked Data as Next Steps for Big Data/BI in Tourism? In Proc. of IFITTtalk@Östersund Workshop on Big Data & Business Intelligence in the Travel & Tourism Domain, Östersund, Sweden, p. 119-122. [Link]

Pichler, M. (2016). Data and Expert-driven Tourism Knowledge Modelling. In Proc. of IFITTtalk@Östersund Workshop on Big Data & Business Intelligence in the Travel & Tourism Domain, Östersund, Sweden, p. 63-67. [Link]

Houbé, N. & Rutzinger, M. (2015): Spatio-temporal online data streams for analysing changes in tourism developments. Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth. Perth, United Kingdom. Extended Abstract [Link]

Pichler, M., Steiner, L. & Neiß, H. (2015): Probabilistic Modelling of Influences on Travel Decision Making. e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR). ENTER 2015 Vol. 6 Short Papers [Link]

Pichler, M., Rutzinger, M. & Neiss, H. (2014): insightTourism – Towards Understanding Online Behavior of Tourists. e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR). Vol. 11(3/4), pp. 50-53. [Link]

Pichler, M., Neiß, H. (2014): insightTourism – Identifikation neuer Zusammenhänge im Online-Bereich mittels Big Data-, Social Media- und Web Analysen. Präsentation Touristikercamp OÖ (11.6.2014), Linz. [Link]

Academic Publications

Houbé, N. (2015), Automatisierte Extraktion, Aufbereitung und statistische Analyse von Website-Zugriffsinformationen aus Google Analytics sowie Online-Buchungsdaten und deren kartographische Darstellung, MSc Thesis. Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria.

Weisböck, A. (2015), “Keyword-Analyse im Internet am Beispiel des Salzkammergutes. MSc Thesis. Institut für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Johannes Kepler University Linz. Linz., Austria.