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Tourism and opportunities for economic development in Asia
Tourism is growing in Asian countries at a phenomenal rate and has caused significant transformation to the economy, transportation and safety for citizens. The chapters focus on priorities, challenges and strategies in the globalised economy of the Asian tourism market, particularly in Vietnam and Malaysia.
All rights reserved, Philadelphia: IGI Global, 2017.
Rethinking cultural resource management in Southeast Asia: Preservation, development, and neglect
This title explores the challenges involved in protecting Southeast Asia’s indigenous cultures and archaeological sites from the ravages of tourism and economic development. The essays investigate their own set of region-specific Cultural Resource Management strategies, and acknowledge both the necessity and possibility of mediating between the conflicting interests of short-term profitability and long-term sustainability.
All rights reserved, London: Anthem Press, 2011.
Economics of sustainable tourism
Achieving a more sustainable pattern of tourism is key to striking a balance between economic growth and preservation of local culture, traditions and its people. Grounded in economic theory and application, the chapters analyse the impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates the productivity of the industry and identify factors which could increase economic and sustainable development in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2011.
Thailand’s international meditation centers: Tourism and the global commodification of religious practices
This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centres in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Raising new questions concerning tourism and religion, this book focuses on the nature of cultural exchange, spiritual tourism, and religious choice in modernity.
All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2015.
Tourism in the green economy
People are more aware now that the tourism sector can in fact make a major contribution to the green economy through more sustainable practices, climate change mitigation and ecotourism. However, there are ambiguities about how tourism and allied industries can maximise their contribution to human well-being and ensure environmental sustainability. The chapters on Malaysia and Thailand demonstrate the extent of the challenges and range of opportunities available for the tourism industry in these countries.
All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2015.
Heritage tourism in Southeast Asia
This book examines heritage tourism across the Southeast Asian region from different disciplinary perspectives. Set against a backdrop of the demands, motivations and impacts of heritage tourism, the volume focuses on disputes and conflicts over what heritage is, what it means, and how it has been presented, re-presented, developed and protected for the sake of tourism. It weighs in on various issues from the ownership of heritage, access versus conservation needs to heritage as a commodity, as entertainment and as an educational medium.
All rights reserved, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2010.
Rethinking Asian tourism: Culture, encounters and local response
This title addresses some of the latest developments in tourism research in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia). This book deconstructs the field of tourism studies, acknowledging that it is an open-ended, shifting, fluid and complex category of encounters.
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Regional tourism development in Southeast Asia
This paper addresses the role of tourism in the regional economic development of Southeast Asian economies. It also explores strategies required to develop tourism. The tourism industry in Southeast Asia has the potential to benefit from economies of scale if it were successful in overcoming the challenges posed by regional tourism developments.
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Tourism in Southeast Asia : Challenges and new Directions
This title offers an analysis of the state of tourism development and associated issues in one of the world’s most dynamic tourism destinations. The contributors discuss challenges faced by Southeast Asian tourism at a critical stage of transition and transformation, and following a recent series of crises and disasters.
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