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Bahareh Abedin

Bahareh Abedin

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Address: University of Mazandaran
Phone: 011-35302501

Research

Title
IDENTIFYING THE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS OF TOURISM MARKETING BASED ON MEDIA TECHNOLOGY IN KARBALA TOURISM OFFICES
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Tourism Marketing, Media Technology, Trends
Year
2024
Journal RGSA – Revista de Gestão Social e Ambiental
DOI
Researchers AHMED ALABEDI ، Aboalhasan Hosseini ، Meysam shirkhodaie ، Bahareh Abedin

Abstract

Objectives: The main objective of this study is to determine the modern trends of media and their impact on tourism marketing in the city of Karbala, specifically focusing on the role of tourism offices and companies. The study aims to assess the extent to which these media trends influence the operations and performance of tourism offices and companies, identifying both present and absent aspects. Methods: The study conducted interviews with 15 tourist offices, including managers, experts, and employees,and distributed questionnaires to gather data. The analysis relied on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) system to identify the most important modern means of tourism marketing. Additionally, a field study was conducted to examine how tourism offices and companies utilize media in their interactions with customers. Results: The study found several key results: 1.Modern media trends have become integral to the operations and performance of tourism offices and companies in Karbala. 2.Social media emerged as the most prominent modern media trend in tourism marketing, surpassing other trends such as analyzing customized messages, creating content, implementing tourism marketing strategies, improving websites, collaborating with influencers, and virtual tourism. This highlights the significant role of modern media, particularly social media, in developing and marketing tourism content for Karbala. Conclusion: In conclusion, the study demonstrates the vital role of modern media, especially social media, in tourism marketing for the city of Karbala. The findings underscore the importance of leveraging these media trends to enhance the visibility and attractiveness of tourism offerings. By embracing modern media strategies, tourism offices and companies can effectively engage with customers and promote Karbala as a desirable tourist destination