Tourism in South-East Asia

Author: Michael Hitchcock,Victor T. King,Michael J.G. Parnwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429775849

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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South-East Asia has developed rapidly as a tourist destination, but what are the effects of this growth upon the peoples of the region? How far is it possible to control the impact of tourism whilst also supporting the industry's role in the region's development? This book, first published in 1993, attempts to answer these questions by providing a critical analysis of the nature of tourism as it has developed in the area. It questions commonly held assumptions about tourism both from a western perspective and from the point of view of policy makers in the region. It explores central issues such as the impact of tourism on the environment, culture and the economy, placing it within an historical and political context in order to assess the implications of current developments. The contributors use case studies from a variety of countries on such aspects as the sex industry, dream holidays and rural handicrafts, assessing tourist perceptions, both domestic and international, and policy decisions. By taking a long-term perspective it should provoke thought on the ways to develop sustainable tourism for the future.

Tourism in South and Southeast Asia

Author: C. Michael Hall,Stephen Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136002251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is a comprehensive and solid introduction to tourism in South and South East Asia with a specific appeal both to institutions in the region, and other institutions who wish to expose students to one of the most dynamic tourism regions in the world. Despite downturns in outbound tourism (due to the current economic crisis), inbound tourism from outside the region has continued to increase with governments placing more emphasis on the economic significance of tourism than ever. 'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is the first tourism book to deal comprehensively with the implications of the Asian economic crisis for tourism. With South and South East Asia set to be the fastest growing area of tourism activity in the world well into the next century, 'Tourism in South and South East Asia' is an essential text for students both within and outside of this region. Dealing with concepts, themes and issues which are pertinent to tourism development, planning, marketing and management; these two internationally known authors have produced an authoritative text that covers all aspects of this topic through the use of illustrative and relevant case studies.

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

Author: Claudia Dolezal,Alexander Trupp,Huong T. Bui

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780367209254

Category: Economic development

Page: 222

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This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism's impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels. Offering a myriad of case studies from a range of different countries in the region, this book is interdisciplinary in nature, thereby presenting a comprehensive overview of tourism's current and future role in development. Divided into four parts, it discusses the nexus of tourism and development at both the regional and national levels, with a focus on theoretical and methodological foundations, protected areas, local communities, and broader issues of governance. Contributors from within and outside of Southeast Asia raise awareness of the local challenges, including issues of ownership or unequal power relations, and celebrate best-practice examples where tourism can be regarded as making a positive difference to residents' life. The first edited volume to examine comprehensive analysis of tourism in Southeast Asia as both an economic and social phenomenon through the lens of development, this book will be useful to students and scholars of tourism, development, Southeast Asian culture and society and Asian Studies more generally.

Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry in Southeast Asia

Author: Purnendu Mandal,John Vong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812876065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 1540


This book highlights the state-of-the-art tourism and hospitality industry in Southeast Asian countries, while also presenting future directions for the industry with an emphasis on decision-making models. It first elaborates on the significant role of the tourism and hospitality industry given the rapid socio-economic and cultural changes occurring in Southeast Asia, before providing perspectives on medical tourism, tourism for seniors and several other developments within the tourism and hospitality sector. Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry in Southeast Asia presents scholarly perspectives from researchers across the region and is geared towards world-wide readers in academia, as well as experts from the industry.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia

Author: C. Michael Hall,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317665880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 8795


Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region, there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook provides a contemporary survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key destination and generator of tourism, which is marked by a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: South-East Asia, South and Central Asia, and East and North-East Asia, providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions. The concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces that are shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region that is one of the focal points of global tourism. This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.

Interconnected Worlds: Tourism in Southeast Asia

Author: K.C. Ho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136394796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6015


Examines the political discourse behind tourism, presenting some questions regarding the tensions associated with the interconnections. This title focuses on deterritorialisation and the development of fresh regionalisms, paying specific attention to collaborative efforts in tourism development.

The Hospitality and Tourism Industry in ASEAN and East Asian Destinations

Author: Jinlin Zhao,Lianping Ren,Xiangping Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000164713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 6594


This new volume addresses the growing interest to understand tourism and hospitality in Southeast and South Asia, two regions that have seen tremendous growth in international tourists in recent years. It explores the current development of hospitality and tourism industry in the regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as other key countries in Southeast and South Asia. The Hospitality and Tourism Industry in ASEAN and East Asian Destinations: New Growth, Trends, and Developments provides updated findings and case studies that highlight opportunities and issues of tourism and hospitality development in ASEAN. Chapters cover such diverse topics as: Online marketing strategies Sustainable hospitality development Diversification efforts of the tourism industry Innovations in independent hotels Wildlife tourism in urban destinations The Vietnamese national park system Consumers’ positive and negative images of certain destinations Much more While academicians will benefit from the updated research findings summarized by the respected scholars, hospitality professionals will also find the book a valuable source of information as the chapters delve into the most recent topical and industry focused issues.

Tourism in Southeast Asia

Author: Kaye Sung Chon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113638684X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Make the most of the potential for tourism and hospitality in Southeast Asia! Tourism is known as the world's fastest growing industry, but until now there has been precious little published on the industry as it relates to Southeast Asia and Indo-China. Tourism in Southeast Asia: A New Direction focuses on the remarkable growth in international tourism seen in that region in recent years. Some of the topics explored in Tourism in Southeast Asia: A New Direction are: cross-border cooperation ecotourism opportunities for local communities existing tourism organizations the vulnerability of current tourism policies and suggestions for change the impacts of tourism on local communities the flow of tourism between Australia and Southeast Asia collaborative tourism marketing the growth and development of the cruise line industry in Southeast Asia While the state of the industry's growth and development varies greatly from one country in the region to another, all face the challenge of fostering financially and environmentally sustainable tourism. This volume sheds light on the confusing issues of tourism development, marketing, and management in Southeast Asia and Indo-China. Here is the essential guide to the exploding tourism and hospitality industries in Southeast Asia and Indo-China. You will discover unique cultural aspects of various countries in the region and the impact they can have on tourism and hospitality, as well as industry overviews and current and anticipated trends.