Cyber Security and Tourism Competitiveness

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Until a few years ago, markets were basically physical spaces, more or less large, where sellers and buyers could meet. The exchanges happened through physical contacts at the local as well as the international level. Security meant, basically, to protect people against tangible threats (frauds, thefts etc.). Nowadays, we are facing a new challenge. Markets are mainly becoming a cyberspace where sellers, dealers and buyers can meet without the need for physical contact. Security also has to mean protecting people against cyber threats (internet frauds, identity thefts etc.). In this paper, we would like to deal with an issue that, maybe, has not attracted much attention from scholars, that is, the importance of cyber security for the development of tourism destinations.

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