1st Edition

Current Issues in Asian Tourism

ISBN 9780367260972
Published May 27, 2019 by Routledge
254 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

This comprehensive volume was put together in response to the growing amount of research on tourism in Asia and an increasing number of authors from Asian countries. It concentrates on two aspects of Asian Tourism: first, the Asian tourists themselves, and second, economic development and tourism in the Asian region.

The first part of the collection focuses on three areas: the motivations of different types of Asian tourist; the characteristics and behaviour of particular Asian tourist segments; and, finally, an analysis of specific research issues. The second part of the book then goes on to explore the governance and organisation of tourism in the Asian region, and the nature of Asian growth and competitiveness as it relates to tourism.

The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Current Issues in Tourism.

Table of Contents


Chris Cooper and C. Michael Hall

Part 1: The Asian Tourist

1. Volunteer tourism motivations of the Marine Conservation Cambodia project

S. Kitney, A.R. Stanway and M.M. Ryan

2. Understanding the motivation of museums, galleries and cultural exhibition visits – evidence from Taiwan internet use types

Chiang-Ming Chen and Yu-Chen Lin

3. Dissecting Chinese adolescents’ overseas educational travel experiences: movements, representations and practices

Xiaoxiao Fu, Zhuowei (Joy) Huang, Qian Li and Ksenia Kirillova

4. The solo female Asian tourist

Dana Seow and Lorraine Brown

5. Social interactions among Asian backpackers: scale development and validation

Huong T. Bui and Hugh C. Wilkins

6. Understanding the distinctiveness of Chinese Post-80s tourists through an exploration of their formative experiences

Mingming Cheng and Carmel Foley

7. Foreign tourist arrivals in India from major source countries: an empirical analysis

Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Aruna Kumar Dash and Badri G. Narayanan

8. Gap time and Chinese tourists: Exploring constraints

Mao-Ying Wu and Philip L. Pearce

9. Negotiation, bargaining, and discounts: generating WoM and local tourism development at the Tabriz bazaar, Iran

Jamie Thompson, Ian W. F. Baxter, Ross Curran, Martin Joseph Gannon, Sean Lochrie, Babak Taheri and Ozge Yalinay

Part 2: Economic Development and Tourism in Asia

10. ASEAN beyond talk shop: a rejoinder to regional tourism

Sharon G.M. Koh and Andrei O.J. Kwok

11. The economic impact of the lifting of sanctions on tourism in Iran: a computable general equilibrium analysis

Stephen Pratt and Valiollah Alizadeh

12. Revisiting the tourism-growth nexus: evidence from a new index for the market diversification of tourist arrivals

Muhlis Can and Giray Gozgor

13. Network dynamics of tourism development in South Korea

Young-Rae Kim and Noel Scott

14. Maintaining competitiveness of aviation hub: Empirical evidence of visitors to China via Hong Kong by air transport

Kan Wai Hong Tsui, Andrew Chi-Lok Yuen and Michael Ka Yiu Fung

15. Creative tourism in Balinese rural communities

Manuela Blapp and Ondrej Mitas

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Chris Cooper is Professor of Tourism at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has published and edited widely in tourism. He works with international tourism agencies, including the United Nations World Trade Organization, and was awarded the UNWTO Ulysses prize for contributions to tourism policy and education in 2009. He is co-Editor, with C. Michael Hall, of the journal Current Issues in Tourism.

C. Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has longstanding teaching and research interests in tourism and temporary mobility; regional development; environmental history, environmental and climate change and sustainability; and governance, institutions, power and policy making in tourism. He is co-Editor, with Chris Cooper, of the journal Current Issues in Tourism.