Influencers in Tourism Digital Marketing: A Comprehensive Literature Review

Dedy Iswanto, Tanti Handriana, Asfarony Hendra Nazwin Rony, Suwandi S. Sangadji

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Almost all business sectors in various developed and developing countries have realized the importance of transforming conventional marketing to digital marketing, the goal is to increase sales. Many marketing strategies can be applied to increase sales, including utilizing influencers in digital marketing. This study aims to identify digital marketing strategies that have been widely used by researchers in various countries and look for new models or new strategies that are relevant to be applied in developing countries after COVID-19 through a systematic literature review. The author searched for scientific articles on the Scopus database that were in English and fully accessible. This research reviewed 19 articles using a systematic literature review. The results showed that the majority of related research was published in 2018-2022, ten related articles were published in 2022 with three articles published in Spain. All authors proposed various variables, but generally conventional in digital marketing, while not many authors concentrated on the utilization of influencers in carrying out digital marketing. Therefore, this research offers a digital marketing strategy combined with the role of influencers in tourist destinations that have a competitive advantage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-749
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • digital marketing
  • influencer
  • post-COVID tourism
  • tourism


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