Implementation of tracking technologies for temporal and spatial management of cultural destinations: Hong Kong as an example

Noam Shoval, Bob McKercher

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The development of tracking technologies such as GPS receivers, mobile phones and recently smartphones is a very dynamic domain, with the potential to capture ubiquitous and real-time spatial human movement and behavior. Until recently, the most common method for gathering information on human timespace patterns was the time-space diary. While time-space diaries have been used to great effect they do have several disadvantages as research tools. In this chapter we will present data collected in Hong Kong in the past years in order to present the abilities of tracking technologies to contribute to our understanding regarding cultural consumption of tourists visiting a destination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Participation in the Arts in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Methods
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319090962
ISBN (Print)9783319090955
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


  • Cultural consumption
  • Hong Kong
  • Tourism
  • Tracking technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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