Smart tourism as a pillar for sustainable urban development: an alternate smart city strategy from Mauritius

Dabeedooal, Yeshna Jessie, Dindoyal, Vickramsingh, Allam, Zaheer and Jones, David S 2019, Smart tourism as a pillar for sustainable urban development: an alternate smart city strategy from Mauritius, Smart cities, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 153-162, doi: 10.3390/smartcities2020011.

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Title Smart tourism as a pillar for sustainable urban development: an alternate smart city strategy from Mauritius
Author(s) Dabeedooal, Yeshna Jessie
Dindoyal, Vickramsingh
Allam, Zaheer
Jones, David SORCID iD for Jones, David S orcid.org/0000-0003-3990-5520
Journal name Smart cities
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 153
End page 162
Total pages 10
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2019-06
ISSN 2624-6511
Keyword(s) Mauritius
Sustainability
Economy
Smart tourism
Smart cities
Summary Mauritius, a small island developing state (SIDS), has an approved government-issued smart city framework geared at facilitating the development of smart cities through an application of Internet of things. In an attempt to move away from privately-operated urban developments in the form of newly built smart cities, an alternate framework has been proposed by Allam and Newman to redefine this timely concept for existing cities with the main dimensions being metabolism, culture, and governance. This new framework focuses on liveability and sustainability that builds on the cultural and historical dimensions of existing cities. This study adds to the redefined smart city paradigm by proposing a new pillar in the form of smart tourism for the city of Port Louis, Mauritius. This paper reviews models of smart tourism and explores how this can be grafted to the Allam and Newman’s smart city model. The findings of this study seek to inform policy makers on alternate and the more relevant economic potential of smart tourism for the city of Port Louis.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/smartcities2020011
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2019, the authors
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