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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia

Edited by: C. Michael Hall , Stephen J. Page

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138784581
eBook ISBN: 9781315768250
Adobe ISBN: 9781317665892

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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.


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Heritage diplomacy and tourism in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Transport and infrastructure issues in Asian tourism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Human resource and labour issues in Asian tourism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Tourism policies and politics in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Tourism and environmental change in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Tourism, socio-cultural change and issues Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Poverty in tourist paradise? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Tourism in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Singapore tourism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Tourism in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Tourism in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Tourism in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Evolution of tourism policy in Vietnam, 1960–2015 Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Visiting Oppressive States Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Developing tourism in South and Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tourism in India Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Tourism in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Maldives Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Tourism in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tourism in Bhutan and Nepal Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Tourism in East and North East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  China Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tourism and the “Other Chinas” Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Tourism in Mongolia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Tourism in South and North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Paradigm shift in the 21st century? Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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