This paper aims to re-examine the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the realities for maritime and tourism-dependent countries.
The authors analyzed all the papers presented in the issue and provided summaries for each to facilitate a general synopsis.
In addition to examining the reality of 4IR in the context of the maritime and tourism industries and education, the various papers presented contain inter-linkages of purpose, concept and arising issues that are paramount to the success of any industrial concern in the face of 4IR.
While the focus of all papers stems from 4IR and the realities for maritime and tourism dependent countries, they also serve to emphasize the implications for these industries, if they fail to attend to the immediate and future applications of 4IR.
Ajagunna, I., Pinnock, F. and Smith Johnson, E. (2020), "The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What are the realities for maritime and tourism-dependent countries?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-11-2019-0071Download as .RIS
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