Design and Development of MDOE for Virtual Tourism Management for Elderly People
Dr Thangaraj M1, Gomathi K.S.2 

1Dr. M Thangaraj, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science, School of Information Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
2K. S. Gomathi, Department of Computer Science, Madurai Gandhi NMR Subbarman College for Women, Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 07 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 3558-3562 July 2019 | PP: 30 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3067078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3067.078219
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Abstract: The unstoppable growth of the internet as a communicationtoolfor travel and tourism poses greater challenges to tourism industries. Virtual tours have turned out to be an effective tool in engaging the customers with the Tourism companies. For older adults who wish to traveldespite their age and disability, the real world becomes very wide and stifling. But they may be able to escape from this isolation to the degree through virtual reality. Technology has largely shaped the way tourism projects are marketed in the contemporary industry. The direct and lasting impact of the unprecedented growth of technology, particularly in the tourism industry is strongly felt in the Virtual Reality technology which provides extraordinary opportunities. The recent developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed tourism rapidly, with impacts on all areas in Tourist’s demand for Tourism management. Though aging process has adversely affected the physical health of senior citizen it can not little be their spirit and wish to travel to see places of interest. Health issues may also become a factor that arises during the trip they plan. Old people may be affected by environmental changes, climatic changes and changes in food, a factor that tourism providers should keep in mind while planning a tour. A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of videos, static images, sound effects, music, narration, and text. This paper presents Multi-Disciplinary Ontology Engine (MDOE) which has been designed for elderly people in the way they wish to enjoy the travel experience. This paper specially focuses on how the virtual tour fulfils the desires of the senior citizens with various algorithms andsatisfiesthem in the way they expect.
Keywords: Elderly People, Travel, Ontology, Virtual Tourism, Virtual Reality
Scope of the Article: Mobile App Design and Development