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Tourism in Central Asia

Cultural Potential and Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Kemal Kantarci, Muzaffer Uysal, Vincent P. Magnini

Apple Academic Press

396 pages

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pub: 2014-09-05
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This book will be a major resource for all academic researchers and practitioners interested in issues dealing with the development of tourism, its potential and challenges, and policy and regulatory issues in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. These countries are gaining more attention

Table of Contents

Preface. Exploring Tourism Potential in Central Asia. Competitiveness of Tourism Industry in Kazakhstan. Authenticity and Eco-Cultural Tourism Development in Kazakhstan: Potential and Challenges. Bukhara: The Princess of Cities. Khiva: A Conserved Heritage within the Sands. Merv: An Oasis Capital in the Ancient Paradise. Samarkand: Queen of All Cities. Cinema as Branding. Clustering Silk Road Countries Based on Competitiveness Factors in Tourism Industry. Visa Regimes and Regulatory Documents as an Obstacle for Tourism Development in Central Asia. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan. ICT Diffusion and the Digital Divide in Tourism: Kazakhstan Perspective. Perceptions of Foreign Investors on the Tourism Market in Central Asia. A Chronology of Central Asia. Index.

About the Editors

Kemal Kantarci, PhD, is an associate professor of tourism management at Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. His teaching and research interests are destination management and marketing, tourism geography, and tourism marketing. He also works as a consultant to public and private sector organizations. He has published several papers in international and national journals and proceedings. His studies are mainly focused on tourism opportunities and challenges in Central Asian and Balkan countries. Dr. Kantarci has visited Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, as visiting professor and worked as a full-time lecturer at Ahmet Yesevi University, Kazakhstan. He currently teaches in the areas of tourism management, tourism geography, destination development, and tourism policy and planning.

Muzaffer Uysal, PhD, is a professor of tourism in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He has extensive experience in the travel and tourism field, authoring or co-authoring a significant number of articles in tourism, hospitality, and recreation journals, proceedings, book chapters, and five monographs, and five books related to tourism research methods, tourist service satisfaction, tourism and quality of life, creating experience value in tourism, consumer psychology in tourism, and hospitality settings. He is a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and serves as co-editor of Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal. He has received a number of awards for research and excellence in international education, and teaching. His current research interests center on tourism demand/supply interaction, tourism development, and QOL research in tourism.

Vincent Magnini, PhD, is an associate professor of hospi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism