Technology has been advocating for improved performance in many hospitality/ service businesses. Advances in technology have implied that stakeholders in the tourism industry must always be in line with new technologies so as to be competitive enough. Technology is not only an essential condition of advanced, industrial civilization but also that the rate of technological change has developed its own momentum in recent centuries. Technology has greatly revolutionalized how businesses are conducted in today’s world and the tourism sector is no exception. Stakeholders in this sector market themselves in the internet, chat to their clients online before the actual service delivery and also conduct meetings online via video conferencing which has greatly reduced costs of travelling.
Tourism is mainly a service industry and already more people are employed in the provision of services than in the manufacture of products, and this area shows every indication of expanding even further. Services familiar to most consumers are in the fields of maintenance and repair, transportation, travel, entertainment, education, and medical care. Business-oriented services include computer applications, hotel bookings/ reservations, management consulting, banking, accounting and legal services, stock brokerage, and advertising. Services, like products, require marketing. Since tourism falls under the service industry, it’s more difficult to sell than physical products. Promotional campaigns for services must be even more aggressive than those for physical commodities.
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