Future Tourism in a Robot-Based Economy: A Perspective Article

Tourism Review 75(1), 329-332 (2020)

5 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2020

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Craig Webster

Ball State University

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Zangador; Zangador Research institute; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Date Written: 2020


Purpose: Future tourism will take place in a robonomic economy (robot-based economy, robonomics). The massive introduction of robots, artificial intelligence and automation technologies which will lead to the advent of an economy that will be qualitatively different from the current economy. The robonomic economy will have profound implications on the nature of work, level and sources of incomes, leisure time, politics, international trade and relations, ownership rights, etc., hence leading to major social, economic and political challenges and tension.

Design/methodology/approach: This is a perspective article that shows how tourism will be in a robonomic society.

Findings: This paper elaborates on the tourism/hospitality implications of robonomics, the positive and negative impacts of robonomics to tourism and vice versa.

Originality/value: This is one of the first papers to discuss tourism implications of a future automated society.

Keywords: robots, robonomics, robotisation, robot-based economy, artificial intelligence, automation, Industry 10.0, Tourism 10.0, Society 10.0, workless society, technological unemployment

Suggested Citation

Webster, Craig and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, Future Tourism in a Robot-Based Economy: A Perspective Article (2020). Tourism Review 75(1), 329-332 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3543533

Craig Webster

Ball State University ( email )

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Zangador Research institute

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Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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