1st Edition

Interconnected Worlds: Tourism in Southeast Asia

By K.C. Ho, P. Teo, T.C. Chang Copyright 2001

    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.

    Preface. The contributors. List of tables. List of figures. Introduction: Globalisation and interconnectedness in Southeast Asian tourism (P. Teo et al.). Regional Context. Tourism and political relationships in Southeast Asia (C.M. Hall). Towards a regional analysis of tourism in Southeast Asia (D.G. Pearce). Deterritorialisation and New Regionalisms. Singapore tourism: capital ambitions and regional connections (T.C. Chang, K. Raguraman). Tourism in an inter-state borderland: the case of Indonesian-Singapore cooperation (C. Grundy-Warr, M. Perry). Gateways, hubs and interconnections in Southeast Asia: implications for tourism development in the twenty-first century
    (S. Page). Reinventing Tradition in an Interconnected World. Globalisation, tourism and culture in Southeast Asia (T.H.B. Sofield). Global-local interrelationships in UNESCO world heritage sites (H. Black, G. Wall). Negotiating global tourism: localism as difference in Southeast Asian theme parks
    (P. Teo, B.S.A. Yeoh). Thailand in "Touristic Transition" (E. Cohen). Dialogic heritage: time, space and visions of the National Museum of Singapore (Can-Seng Ooi). Imaging Melaka's global heritage (C. Cartier). Acting as One in Ecotourism. Southeast Asian tourism: traditional and new perspectives on the natural environment (Wong Poh Poh). Sinews of interconnectivity: tourism and environment in the Greater Mekong subregion (M.J.G. Parnwell). "Borneo, nature's paradise": constructions and representations of nature within nature-based tourism (K. Markwell). Potentials and Problems. Danger-zone tourism: prospects and problems for tourism in tumultuous times (K.M. Adams).
    Interconnections, planning and the local-global nexus: a case from Vietnam
    (P. Burns). Bali and beyond: locational effects on the economic impact of tourism
    (W. Nuryanti). Conclusion: Southeast Asian tourism interconnections - status, challenges and opportunities (G. Wall). Author index. Subject index.


    Peggy Teo, T.C. Chang, K.C. Ho