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Smart tourism: what developments and issues are important to the Baltic states?

Zanete Garanti (Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia)
Galina Berjozkina (Department of Hospitality and Tourism, City Unity College Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Anda Zvaigzne (Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne, Latvia)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 4 July 2023

Issue publication date: 12 October 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to provide a summary of the key outcomes and reflections related to the theme issue question, “Smart tourism: what developments and issues are important to the Baltic states?”

Design/methodology/approach

This study utilizes a descriptive approach to summarize the key outcomes of the theme issue. The theme issue focuses on the problems, trends and developments of smart tourism in the Baltic states, namely, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Findings

The papers in the theme issue explore the emerging concept of smart tourism and the challenges associated with its implementation at the destination level. They also provide updated data on the adoption of smart tourism and aim to engage academics and industry professionals to identify future developments.

Originality/value

This theme issue provides unique perspectives from a variety of stakeholders, including academics, practitioners, industry professionals and policymakers on the key issues, trends and developments shaping the emergence of smart tourism in the Baltic states.

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Citation

Garanti, Z., Berjozkina, G. and Zvaigzne, A. (2023), "Smart tourism: what developments and issues are important to the Baltic states?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 581-585. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-06-2023-0072

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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