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ENTER2009@Amsterdam Conference, IFITT


IFITT logoENTER2009@Amsterdam will be the 16th ENTER Conference bringing together international experts in all aspects of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism - the technologies which are changing our world! .ENAT members took part in the session, "Accessible eTourism Design".

ENTER 2009 takes place in the well-known RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. ENTER offers a unique forum for academics, researchers, industry, consultants and government representatives to explore the future of ICTs in Tourism through research and dynamic dialogue within the social network of the IFITT community.

With more than 150 presentations over 3 days and more than 450 participants, ENTER is THE event in Tourism and Technology that brings all parts of our eTourism community together. The three tracks, namely Research, Destinations and Industry are designed in a way that enables maximum exchange of information and interaction. Presentations and debates will explore the state-of-the-art research and industry case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.

This year we will concentrate on ICT-enabled dynamic challenges for Travel and Tourism to cover both technology and business and there will also be plenty for local and national government agencies to consider. Issues to be discussed cover a wide range of cutting-edge challenges and the outline below gives a flavour of this.

The Chairs of ENTER 2009

Conference Chair: Dimitrios Buhalis: dbuhalis[at]

Research Chair: Wolfram Höpken wolfram.hoepken[at]

Destinations Chair: Inkeri Starry, inkeri.starry[at]

Industry Chair: Jens Thraenhart jthraenhart[at] 

Conference Themes and Sessions

  • Inspire consumers with ICTs
  • Recommender systems
  • Social networking & Travel
  • Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0
  • ICT-enabled segmentation
  • eTourism and disability
  • Accessible eTourism design
  • eLearning for Tourism
  • Direct vs indirect distribution
  • ICT-based Productivity
  • Re-engineering tourism
  • eTourism and Pricing
  • Revenue Management
  • Web analytics
  • Online Security
  • ePayments
  • eBranding and brand integrity
  • Distribution strategies
  • ICT-enabled partnerships
  • Advanced distribution systems
  • Polling services
  • Travel Search and Metasearch
  • Interoperability & Interconnectivity
  • Web 3.0 and Travel 3.0
  • Destination web sites & Clusters
  • Advanced destination portals
  • Geographical Mash ups
  • Location Based Services
  • Wireless systems and WiMAX
  • Mobile solutions
  • Usability and web design
  • Multimedia convergence
  • Affiliate marketing online
  • Smart ICT investments
  • Online advertising

For further information and Registration, visit the IFITT website

Download the Draft Programme in PDF format from the right-hand column.

Update 19 February 2009. Presentations from the ENTER09 conference, Amsterdam, are now online: