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The quest e-tourism mobile application

Doungsa-ard, Chartchai (2014) The quest e-tourism mobile application. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Currently, tourists uses the mobile application for searching the attractions information while they are traveling.A lot of information such as the current location, the nearest attraction, or the attraction history are searched in order that the tourists can get as much as information for their travel.However, many applications provide the information based on the current location of the users.The attractions around the users are shown regarding to the distance and the user filter, not by their details.In each city, there are legends about each attractions of their own. The relationships among the attractions are connected with several legends. The tourist can visit the attraction list according to the legends as their quest in a game.In the computer games, there is a set of activities which players have to achieve in order to get some rewards, this set of activities is called as the quest.The quest makes the players feels more delight when they achieve the rewards.In this paper, the quest concept is applied with the mobile tourist.The tourist will get the quest when they are traveling. The mobile application will provide the quest according to the city myth which leads a series of attractions. The tourists can keep the track for each quest by tracking the map, and getting the attraction information in the application.In addition, the tourist can get the next attraction information based on the myths of each city.These will help the tourists understand the cultural and history of the city with the joyfulness of playing game in the same time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-76-2 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quest, e-tourism, mobile application, Location-Based Service
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 07:40
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 04:27

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