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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 1937; doi:10.3390/su9111937

NFC Evaluation in the Development of Mobile Applications for MICE in Tourism

Department of Telematics, Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications (FIET), University of Cauca, Popayán, Cauca 190001, Colombia
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Received: 23 September 2017 / Revised: 15 October 2017 / Accepted: 16 October 2017 / Published: 25 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Technology and Smart Tourism Development)
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This paper presents an analysis and implementation of a service for the deployment of events in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) category, to answer the question: how can Near Field Communication (NFC) and mobile applications contribute to the development of tourism in the MICE category? First is an analysis of the applications that are currently on the market and an extraction of the features of greater relevance; later, we define the functionalities for our service, and finally we provide a performance test in a MICE-type event, the seventh Seminar on Emerging Technologies in Telecommunications “TET 2016” developed in Popayán, Colombia and the results of the experience are analyzed. The use of NFC technology with a mobile application allows the experience to be improved when a MICE event was made, for both the user and the organizer. View Full-Text
Keywords: NFC; MICE; event tourism; smart tourism NFC; MICE; event tourism; smart tourism
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Silva-Pedroza, D.; Marin-Calero, R.; Ramirez-Gonzalez, G. NFC Evaluation in the Development of Mobile Applications for MICE in Tourism. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1937.

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