Enhancing the Tourism Experience through Mobile Augmented Reality: Challenges and Prospects
The paper discusses the use of Augmented Reality (AR) applications for the needs of tourism. It describes the technology’s evolution from pilot applications into commercial mobile applications. We address the technical aspects of mobile AR applications development, emphasizing on the technologies that render the delivery of augmented reality content possible and experientially superior. We examine the state of the art, providing an analysis concerning the development and the objectives of each application. Acknowledging the various technological limitations hindering AR’s substantial end-user adoption, the paper proposes a model for developing AR mobile applications for the field of tourism, aiming to release AR’s full potential within the field.
Citation : Kounavis, C.D., Kasimati, A.E., Zamani, E.D. and Giaglis, G.M. (2012) Enhancing the Tourism Experience through Mobile Augmented Reality: Challenges and Prospects. Paper presented at the 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference (AHTMM 2012), 31 May – 3 June, Corfu, Greece.
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes