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Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Edited by Bruce Prideaux, Dallen Timothy, Kaye Chon


330 pages

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The Asia Pacific region’s enormous diversity of living cultures and preserved heritage sites has significant appeal to many tourists. However tourism has grown so rapidly that many issues associated with the incorporation of cultural and heritage experiences in tourist itineraries (such as authenticity verses commodification, exploitation of national cultures, impacts on local communities, and the management of heritage resources) have not been adequately addressed and must be debated.

This revealing book reviews recent developments in cultural and heritage tourism in the Asia Pacific region and provides a discussion on how communities have faced and overcome significant challenges to develop and market their culture and heritage resources. A range of models and case studies are used to deepen the reader’s understanding of heritage and cultural issues, to illustrate many of the more controversial issues, and to examine new evaluative, and planning tools.

This book is a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.


"…comprehensive in its topics…far-reaching in its explorations of Asian cultures….The book is recommended both for scholars in the field and for classroom use." —Ihor Pidhainy. Review of Prideaux, B.; Timothy, Dallen J.; Chon, K. S., eds., Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Asia and the Pacific. H-Travel, H-Net Reviews. March, 2011.

About the Editors

Professor Bruce Prideaux is at the School of Business, James Cook University, Australia

Dr Dallen J. Timothy is at the School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State university, USA

Professor Kaye Chon is at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography