Conceptualizing the smart community in the ages of smart tourism: A literature perspective
Today smart tourism, smart tourist, and smart destination concepts are widely discussed by researchers in tourism literature, but the smart community concept for tourism is overlooked. Therefore, to conceptualize the smart community in tourism for tourism way forward in the times of digital technologies is the purpose of this study. This is a literature review based study and literature was searched online of various quality journals. During the literature search for data collection, generally smart destination, smart community, smart tourism, artificial intelligence, smart ecosystem, digital technologies, and other study related terms were used. After retrieving the data, the study demonstrated diverse aspects of the smart community concerning to digital infrastructure and the community's quality of life for refining the smart community concept in tourism. This study will help planners in planning and developing smart communities for tourism, and it will also contribute expedient knowledge in existing literature for academicians.