This article discusses tourist-activated networks as a concept to inform technological applications supporting dynamic bundling and en route recommendations. Empirical data were collected from travelers who visited a regional destination in the US and then analyzed with respect to its network stmcture. The results indicate that the tourist-activated network for the destination is rather sparse and that there are clearly differences in core and peripheral nodes. The findings illustrate the stmcture of a tourist-activated network and provide implications for technology design and tourism marketing.
Zach, F., Gretzel, U. (2012). Tourist-Activated Networks: Implications for Dynamic Bundling and EN Route Recommendations. Journal of Information Technology and Tourism, 13 (3), 239-257.