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Mobile Culture for Tourism Communication

Mobile Culture for Tourism Communication
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Author(s): Pedro Andrade (Institute of Social Sciences, Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3473-1.ch112

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Abstract

Mobile devices and the corresponding culture, are transforming the way we understand and sense social, urban and intercultural processes. The aim of this text is twofold: firstly, to circumscribe the main ideas and concepts which clarify the process of mobile culture, activated through the use of mobile apparatus (cell phones, etc.). Secondly, inquiry why and how mobile culture and its instruments facilitate or difficult communication within tourism activities. Tourism is one of the most relevant processes within the contemporary city, in the sense that it activates multiple urban mobilities and their modes and means of communication, in particular the social and cultural exchanges among native citizens of a destination place, and tourists visiting this locality.

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