Authors : Abdullah Al Hasib
Abstract: As information is the life-blood of the travel industry, effective use of technology is fundamental to the tourism sector as we have approached the 21st century. The internet has provided a new economic environment in which to conduct business. E-commerce is a growing sector and many tourism businesses are involved in developing their internet services including traditional travel agents, tour operators, national tourist offices, airlines, hotels and other accommodation providers and car hire firms. But in South Asian region, mostly the rural areas are devoid of these modern facilities. Some of these promising tourist spots can appear to be even more attractive to the tourists if we can ensure e-tourism facilities in those areas. This study demonstrates a framework to support the e-tourism facilities in the rural and remote area through wireless ad hoc network. In this approach, every villages as well as rural areas will be connected to the mobile access point. Tourists with wireless nodes like mobiles, PDAs, laptops will be actually the part of the ad hoc network when they will visit those areas and get access to the e-tourism facilities.
Abdullah Al Hasib , 2008. A Scalable Architecture for Providing E-Tourism to the Rural Areas Using Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 7: 79-82.