Relationship of Smart Cities and Smart Tourism: An Overview

Nada Jasim Habeeb, Shireen Talib Weli


Smart cities and smart tourism terms have become very popular in the past and present decades. Research in the field of smart tourist cities still fails to cover the developments of the smart tourist city. The aim of the study is to review the recent literature on smart cities and smart tourism and their roles in achieving a sustainable tourism sector and enhancing the competitiveness of the country’s tourism sector by making it more developed and modern. In this study, the relationship between the smart city and tourism is presented and tries to present the relationship or conceptual approach between the smart city and smart tourism. In addition, the current situation and the potential for growth and development of tourism in Iraq through the establishment and application of smart cities are identified. The recent studies that were mentioned in this study indicate that there is a close relationship between the smart city and smart tourism and also indicate that the smart city has a fundamental role in the growth and development of tourist destinations. The smart tourist cities are results of the convergence and interconnection between the smart city and the tourist city. Finally, recommendations for the smart tourism city applications in Iraq are provided.


Doi: 10.28991/HIJ-2020-01-04-07

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Smart City; Smart Tourism; Smart Economy; IoT; Information and Communication Technology.


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