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Domestic Tourism in Asia
Diversity and Divergence

Edited By

Shalini Singh

ISBN 9781138993204
Published February 29, 2016 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Many countries have a rich tradition of domestic travel and holidaying which not only predates but exceeds mass international travel. This is particularly the case in Asia where recent economic prosperity and trends in globalization have not merely spurred, but continue to shape traditions in domestic tourism. This book is the first to address specifically the continuities and changes in domestic tourism in Asia. It explores the ethos of domestic travel and holiday-making in order to understand the distinctive common strands that underlie conventional and contemporary tourism practices, against the local and global backdrop. A considerable range of countries is covered in the case studies, including those with patrimonial histories, namely China and India, the economically developed nation-state of Japan and the microstates of Taiwan, Singapore, Macao and Hong Kong, besides the coastal countries of Malaysia, Philippines, Laos and Vietnam, as well as the land-locked countries of Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. The book presents some of the many interfaces of Asian cultural and natural heritages with tourism, while giving due considerations to today's political and economic realities.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Linda K. Richter Editor's Preface 1. Domestic Tourism: Searching for an Asianic Perspective Part I: Aspects of Asian Domestic Tourism: Endemic 2. Zen and the Art of Tourism Maintenance: A Meditaion on So-called Prototourism in VIietnam 3. Cultural Solutions to Ecological Problems in Contemporary Japan: Heritage Tourism in Asuke 4. Pilgrim Culture of t rth? in India: Enculturation of New-age Movements within Age-old Rituals 5. From Community to Holiday Camps: The Emergence of Tourist Economy in Mongolia Part II: Bricolage 6. 'Domestic' Tourism and its Discontents: Han Tourists in Tibetan Areas of the Pr China's 'Little Tibet' 7. Year Zero!: Erasing to Resurrect Domestic Tourism in Cambodia 8. Kyrgyz Tourism at Lake Issyk-Kul - Legacies of Pre-Communist and Soviet Regimes 9. Indigenous People and Domestic Visitors of Taiwan 10. O We Are Not 'Eco-Tourist': Hill-Walking and Eco-Tourism in Hong Kong 11. Crafting Filipino Leisure: Tourism Programs in the Philippines 12. Awaiting Attention: Profiling Domestic Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka Part III: Embedded 13. Film-Induced Domestic Tourism In Singapore: The Case of 'Krrish' 14. Cultivating Domestic Tourism with Global Advantage: Malaysia and Singapore Compared 15. Holiday Making and Leisure Space of Macao People Part IV: The Epilogue 16. Domestic Tourism in Asia: Contexts and Directions Appendices Index

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Shalini Singh is Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University, Ontario (Canada). She is also the Executive Editor of the international journal Tourism Recreation Research (Centre for Tourism Research & Development, India).