Research agenda for analysing online climate and weather information in the process of vacation planning

Marchiori, Elena (webatelier.net; Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (Switzerland)) ; Scaglione, Miriam (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Schegg, Roland (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (webatelier.net; Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (Switzerland))

This research note aims at setting the research agenda for analyzing climate and weather information available online in the process of vacation planning (PVP). Tourists are more and more flexible and opportunistic in their process of vacation planning, with an increasing willingness to change plans also while they are already at destination. In this context, climate and weather conditions can be among the causes that affect the PVP. Tourists can be exposed to weather and forecast information published online not only by professional services but also on social media. However, the effect of such information in the PVP is still under research. This research note identified several type of digital data needed for research on climate and weather data, the related information process and their potential data sources. In particular, three research agenda are discussed, namely: data modelling of online weather-related data and touristic flows; online representation of weather and climate information; and the role of online weather data on PVP.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
ITO-Institut de Tourisme
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2018-01
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
E-review of tourism research (eRTR)
Numeration (vol. no.):
January 2018, vol. 9, ENTER 2018, Research notes
ISSN:
1941-5842
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