IFITT Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award
The Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual from academia, industry or government, who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the field/practice of tourism and technology.
The award is named after Hannes Werthner, a pioneer in the eTourism field and founder of the ENTER conference and IFITT community in the 1990s. Hannes influenced the field, both through his extensive scientific and entrepreneurial contributions.
The 2023 Hannes Werthner has been presented to: Cihan Cobanoglu,
For his research and educational contributions to the eTourism field. Cihan is an accomplished and very active researcher, who never fails to inspire the next generation of tourism scholars with a positive and can-do attitude and genuine care. He is a well-known advocate of the internationalisation of hospitality education, MOOCs and equal access to all.
ENTER Conference Best Full Paper Award 2023
Awarded annually at the ENTER conference since 2013. The winners are selected by the conference scientific committee and the conference research track chairs from the submitted and double-blind peer reviewed papers. The papers have been published in ENTER conference proceedings, available in Open Access since 2021
1stPlace – Wolfram Höpken, Dominic Regitz, Nadine Liedtke and Matthias Fuchs. Estimating tourist arrivals by user-generated content volume in periods of extraordinary demand fluctuations
2ndPlace – Aarni Tuomi, Brana Jianu, Maartje Roelofsen and Mário Passos Ascenção. Riding against the algorithm: Algorithmic management in on-demand food delivery
3rdPlace – Lyndon Nixon. How do destinations relate to one another? A study of destination visual branding on Instagram
ENTER Conference Best Short Paper Award 2023
The award has been created in 2020 following an introduction of new format of submissions in 2020. The winners are selected by the conference scientific committee and the conference research track chairs from the submitted and double-blind peer reviewed papers. The papers have been published in ENTER conference proceedings, available in Open Access since 2021
1stPlace – Chung-Hao Chan, King Yin Wong and Tsz-Wai Lui. Marketing Tourism Products in Virtual Reality: Moderating Effect of Product Complexity
2ndPlace – Timo Partala, Mikko Kosonen, Tuomas Hellsten and Henri Riissanen. User Experience and Spatial Presence in a Walk-in Augmented Reality 3D Model for Tourists
3rdPlace – Estrella Diaz, Rocio Carranza, Carlos Sánchez-Camacho, Águeda Esteban and David Martin-Consuegra. How do affect the infusion of smart technology and mindfulness of tourism SMEs on competitiveness?
ENTER Conference Best PhD Proposal Award 2023
Awarded annually during the PhD workshop day, which takes place prior to ENTER conference . The winners are selected by the PhD workshop scientific committee and the PhD workshop chairs from the submitted and double-blind reviewed submissions.
1stPlace – Matilda Mashapa and Robin Nunkoo, The adoption of AI in sustainable tourism
2ndPlace – Ana Pastor Alcaraz, Smart Tourism Destinations models: understanding stakeholders’ actions and perceptions in Barcelona
3rdPlace – Eunji Lee and Chulmo Koo, The psychological effects of red color price in platforms: A mixed-method approach
IFITT Thesis Excellence Award
Awarded to Master and Doctoral level thesis following nominations by IFITT community.
Angela Pagiri. Check-in, Tech Out: Modeling guests’ usage continuance intention to use app-controlled hotel room.
IFITT 2023 Journal Paper of the Year Award
Awards presented during ENTER conference, following nominations by IFITT community.
Mingming Cheng, Xin Jin, Ying Wang, Xiaowei Yang & Jinyan Chen, A Sequential Pattern Mining Approach to Tourist Movement: The Case of a Mega Event (Journal of Travel Research)
Congratulations, well done and thank you for your contribution!
IFITT would like to thank Director of Research Excellence Juho Pesonen for overseeing the award identification processes. Last but not least, our sincere gratitude goes to the awards committee and colleagues in it, and, in particular, to Wolfgang Wöndl, Chulmo Koo, Jason Stienmetz (research track chairs), Zheng Xiang (IFITT president), and Berta Ferrer-Rosell (the PhD workshop award) for organising and supporting the process.