Modelling tourists’ acceptance of hotel experience-enhancement smart technologies

Donglin Han, Huiying Hou, Hao Wu, Joseph H.K. Lai

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Whereas the use of specific smart technologies in various sectors of the tourism industry has been under greater scrutiny in recent years, research that investigates tourists’ acceptance of smart technologies applied as a whole to hotels is largely underexplored. To address this shortfall, a study with a focus on tourists’ acceptance of experience-enhancement smart technologies has been conducted. A technology acceptance model based conceptual framework was developed, followed by a series of interviews with the managerial staff of ten hotels in Hong Kong that adopt experience-enhancement smart technologies. Based on the interview findings, a questionnaire was designed for use in a survey in which data were collected face-to-face from 312 tourists. Structural equation modelling was utilised to reveal the interrelationships between nine technology acceptance parameters. This study contributes knowledge to both real-world practice and research in tourism management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4462
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2021


  • Experience-enhancement smart technology
  • Hotel
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Technology acceptance model
  • Tourist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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