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Research progress on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in tourism and hospitality: A critical review of publications from 2000 to 2018

Wei Wei (Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

ISSN: 1757-9880

Article publication date: 19 June 2019

Issue publication date: 21 November 2019




This paper aims to examine the main developments of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) research in hospitality and tourism. It also aims to pinpoint fruitful directions for tourism and hospitality research on VR and AR applications.


A selective literature review of full-length papers published in the period from 2000 to 2018 was conducted. A total of 60 journal papers were retrieved and thoroughly reviewed.


This paper first presents a summary of the distribution of published papers. Then, this paper synthesizes the stimuli, dimensions and consequences of VR/AR-related user behavior experience, upon which a theoretical framework is developed. Additionally, this paper provides a detailed report for the progress on the theories and research methodologies, offering a useful background concerning what remains to be achieved. Finally, this paper puts forward fruitful directions for advancing the current understanding of VR/AR and its management.

Practical implications

This research presents diverse positive outcomes of using VR/AR technologies, which encourage industry practitioners such as destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and marketing firms to incorporate recent technological developments into their strategic plans.


This paper represents one of the first endeavors that critically reviews research progress on VR/AR in tourism and hospitality from 2000 to 2018. Not only are information technology researchers provided with a comprehensive guide to the latest, influential VR/AR literature but also the proposals of wide-ranging directions for future research would stimulate further investigation of VR/AR.


本论文研究旅游酒店业在VR和AR研究的主流发展情况。此外, 本论文还指出AR和VR在旅游酒店应用的未来发展方向。


研究样本为2000年至2018年发表的文章选集, 共60篇研究文献。


本论文首先总结了发表文章的分布情况。其次, 本论文总结了VR/AR相关行为体验研究的起因、方向、以及影响, 并开发了一个理论架构。此外, 本论文还对相关理论和方法进行总结, 从而指出哪些方面需要进一步研究。最后, 本论文还为如何进一步加深对VR/AR及其管理的理解做出指示性说明。


本论文展示了多个不同层面的使用VR/AR科技的积极影响, 从而鼓励行业者如DMOs和营销机构来应用最近科技创新来完善战略决策。


本论文是前沿研究著作之一, 对VR/AR在旅游酒店行业2000年至2018年文献进行梳理的文章。这不仅仅对科技研究学者对信息技术研究、VR/AR文献做了全面梳理, 还对未来VR/AR研究提出多角度全面的启发。


虚拟现实 、增强现实 、酒店管理 、旅游管理 、科技 、述评

纸张类型 - 文献综述



Wei, W. (2019), "Research progress on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in tourism and hospitality: A critical review of publications from 2000 to 2018", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 539-570.



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