Serious games and the gamification of tourism☆
Feifei Xu, PhD, is a professor in the School of Humanities, Southeast University, China. Her main research interests include tourism in protected areas, cross-cultural issues in tourism, as well as etourism with a particular focus of gaming and gamifcation in tourism.
Dimitrios Buhalis, PhD, is a professor and head of Tourism Department in the Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University. His research interests include etourism, strategic management and tourism marketing with specialization in technology and tourism.
Jessika Weber, is a PhD candidate at etourism lab in the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University. Her research area includes augmented reality games and tourism.
Part of the paper has been presented at the ENTER Conference, Dublin.