This book focuses on the planning, marketing, and management of Asian tourism destinations, and evaluates current developments within Southeast-Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. As more Asian destinations enter the global tourism arena and more Asian travellers look to explore destinations in Asia and beyond, an understanding of how Asian destinations practice tourism is crucial to the future sustainable development of global tourism. This book provides an invaluable stock of research and knowledge based on the Asian practice and experience in destination planning, marketing, and management, offering insights into the latest development and trends in the region.
About the Author
Ying Wang is a Senior Lecturer of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Her fields of research expertise include destination/hotel management and marketing, sustainable business practices, travel technologies, and Chinese tourism, and her current research projects focus on customer perceptions and experience with various trip and destination components, customer responses to tourism and hospitality marketing stimulus, eye-tracking methodology, and human resource and performance management in hotels. She currently teaches destination management, sustainable tourism, and introduction to event management.
Aishath Shakeela is a Senior Lecturer at the Griffith Business School, Griffith University. Her research expertise lies in the fields of sustainable tourism, climate change impacts on tourism, emotions in tourism, tourism employment, and tourism in small island destinations. Her recent research activities include a UNDP-funded project analysing the gaps and disincentives that exist in the policies, laws, and regulations that act as barriers to investing in climate change adaptation in the tourism sector of the Maldives.
Anna Kwek teaches research methods at Griffith University where she is involved in developing teaching innovations aimed at identifying strategies to improve student engagement and retention in culturally diverse learning environments. Her current research interests include Chinese tourist experience, diasporic tourism, geopolitical aspects of tourism, international student travel and the pedagogy of internationalisation of higher education.
Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She has research and training interests in marketing to tourists and guests in tourism and hospitality industries, with a passionate focus on women, families and young children. She is also particularly interested in understanding these segments from an Asian perspective, and how their travel experience and behaviours differ cross-culturally. Catheryn has expertise in feasibility studies and qualitative research methodologies using photographs, virtual texts, observations, focus groups and in-depth interviews. She has started and sold businesses for profit and experienced consulting for institutions and organisations; and also designed and conducted soft-skill training programmes for public-listed companies. Catheryn is Editor-in-Chief for Tourism Management Perspectives; Second Vice-Chair for the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE); and founder of Women Academics in Tourism (WAiT).
Table of Contents
Section 1: Overview
Introduction - Asian Destinations: Perspectives on Planning, Management and Marketing (Ying Wang, Aishath Shakeela, Anna Kwek, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore)
Section 2: Tourism Planning in Asian Destinations
Chapter 1. Power and politics in tourism policy and planning in the Philippines (Edieser Dela Santa)
Chapter 2 Tourism Circuit Planning for Sub-national Tourism Development in the Philippines (Ramon Benedicto A. Alampay, Miguela M. Mena, and Victoria H. Villegas)
Chapter 3 Nature-based tourism in a city destination: balancing planning with sustainability (Tony S. M. Tse, Bruce Prideaux, and Winnie K. L. Chui)
Chapter 4 Participatory Planning and Tourism Development in the Maldives: A Prerequisite of Sustainability? (Aishath Shakeela, David Weaver)
Section 3: Managing Asian Destinations
Chapter 5 Managing UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam: Visitor Evaluation of Heritage Mission and Management of Trang An Landscape Complex (Huong T. Bui, Tuan-Anh Le, Phuong-Dung Ngo)
Chapter 6 Against the flow: Challenges in tourism development for a small border town in Thailand (C Yodsuwan, P Pianluprasidh, and K Butcher)
Chapter 7 Temples, Tuk Tuks and Orphanages: A contemporary examination of tourism development, management and community-based tourism in Cambodia (Simon Pawson, Scott Richardson, and Paul D’Arcy)
Chapter 8 What Tourism Can Do: The Fall of Pastoral Manali Resort in the Kulu Valley of the Indian Himalayas (Tej Vir Singh, Masood A. Naqvi and Gaitree (Vanessa) Gowreesunkar)
Chapter 9 Refocusing sustainable tourism: Poverty alleviation in iconic World Heritage destinations in South East Asia (Robyn Bushell)
Chapter 10 Sharing Tourism Economy among Millennials: The Case of Seoul
Section 4: Marketing Asian Destinations and Experiences
Chapter 11 Creating the City Destination of the Future – the Case of Smart Seoul (Ulrike Gretzel, Jeyeon Ham, and Chulmo Koo)
Chapter 12 Media discourse on big data and tourism attractions in China (Mingming Cheng)
Chapter 13 River Tourism in China (Ralf Buckley, Travis Winn, Weiyi Li, and Peter Winn)
Chapter 14 Factors affecting how young hosts welcome tourists; an Asian case study (Mao-Ying Wu and Philip Pearce)
Chapter 15 Cultural Heritage Tourism through the Lens of Youth: the Case of Thai Youth Visitors to Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand (Siwasak Pansukkum and Jason R. Swanson)