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Collection, unification and presentation of alternative tourism data

Vatikiotis Evaggelos-Achileios

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Year 2019
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Evaggelos-Achileios Vatikiotis, "Collection, unification and presentation of alternative tourism data", Diploma Work, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2019
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Alternative tourism is a constantly growing trend in the tourism sector and refers to all forms of tourism that attract people with special interests. Typical examples of alternative tourism are agrotourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism and others. The purpose of the diploma thesis is to design and implement a web application that collects, manages and presents Points of Interest related to athletic and active tourism. In particular, the system supports three operations related to athletic or active tourism. Firstly, it supports the collection for points of interest of various categories through web scraping techniques. Secondly it implements their Unification using the concept of inheritance. Last but not least, it presents the Points of Interest and offers to users the opportunity to explore new points of interest in sports tourism, as well as the ability to contribute to their evaluation.

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