This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism’s impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels.
Offering a myriad of case studies from a range of different countries in the region, this book is interdisciplinary in nature, thereby presenting a comprehensive overview of tourism’s current and future role in development. Divided into four parts, it discusses the nexus of tourism and development at both the regional and national levels, with a focus on theoretical and methodological foundations, protected areas, local communities, and broader issues of governance. Contributors from within and outside of Southeast Asia raise awareness of the local challenges, including issues of ownership or unequal power relations, and celebrate best-practice examples where tourism can be regarded as making a positive difference to residents’ life.
The first edited volume to examine comprehensive analysis of tourism in Southeast Asia as both an economic and social phenomenon through the lens of development, this book will be useful to students and scholars of tourism, development, Southeast Asian culture and society and Asian Studies more generally.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS 1. Mapping Tourism, Sustainability, and Development in Southeast Asia, Alexander Trupp, Claudia Dolezal, Huong T. Bui 2. The Tourism-Development Nexus in Southeast Asia: History and Current Issues, Huong T. Bui, Claudia Dolezal 3. Researching Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia: Methodological Insights, Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Prasit Leepreecha PART II: TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT IN PROTECTED AREAS 4. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Vietnam’s Protected Areas, Pham Hong Long, Huong T. Bui 5. Searching for Sustainable Tourism in Malaysia: Can Langkawi Geopark Rangers Offer Improved Stewardship?, Thomas E. Jones, Natalia B.M.T. Syura 6. Collaborative Conservation in Small Islands: Towards Community Empowerment and Sustainable Tourism in Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta, Devi Roza Kausar, Fahrurozy Darmawan, Riza Firmansyah PART III: TOURISM, DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES 7. What is the Economic Impact of Ecotourism for the Poor in Lao PDR?, Saithong Phommavong, Dieter K. Mueller 8. Migration into Tourism Micro-entrepreneurship – Socioeconomic Advancement or Mobility Trap?, Alexander Trupp 9. Fishermen into Tour Boat Operators: Tourism Development in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, Aldi Lasso, Heidi Dahles 10. Modernity, Globalization, and Development in the Philippines: Implications for the Cultural Landscape, Authenticity, and Tourism of Ifunaoa Province, Yukio Yotsumoto PART IV: TOURISM, DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE 11. Tourism Development in Myanmar: Dynamics, Policies, and Challenges, Frauke Kraas, Zin Nwe Myint, Nicole Hӓusler 12. Community-based Ecotourism Development and Destination Governance in Cambodia: A Comparative Analysis, Sabine Mueller, Jitka Markova, Sindhuri Ponnapureddy 13. Creative Agritourism for Development: Putting the ‘Culture’ into Agriculture in Thailand, Tracy Berno, Jutamas (Jan) Wisansing, Glenn Dentice 14. Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia: Concluding Remarks and Future Outlook, Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Huong T. Bui
Claudia Dolezal is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Development at the University of Westminster, UK, with a background in tourism, development studies and social anthropology.
Alexander Trupp is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality, Sunway University, Malaysia, and previously worked at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
Huong T. Bui is an Associate Professor, and a Field Leader of the Tourism and Hospitality Program of the College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.