Tourism in South-east Asia

Tourism in South-east Asia

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South-East Asia is developing rapidly as a tourist destination, but what are the effects of this growth upon the peoples of the region? How far is it possible to control the impact of tourism whilst also supporting the industry's role in the region's development? "Tourism in South-East Asia" attempts to answer these questions by providing a critical analysis of the nature of tourism as it has developed in the area. It questions commonly held assumptions about tourism both from a western perspective and from the point of view of policy makers in the region. It explores central issues such as the impact of tourism on the environment, culture and the economy, placing it within an historical and political context in order to assess the implications of current developments. The contributors use case studies from a variety of countries on such aspects as the sex industry, dream holidays and rural handicrafts, assessing tourist perceptions, both domestic and international, and policy decisions. By taking a long-term perspective it should provoke thought on the ways to develop sustainable tourism for the future.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 530g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 maps, b&w half-tones
  • 0415079292
  • 9780415079297

Table of contents

1. Tourism in South-East Asia - Introduction 2. Time and Tides in the Anthropology of Tourism 3. Tourism, Culture and Sociology of Development 4. "Cultural Tourism" in Bali - National Integration and Regional Differentiation 5. Tourism and Culture in Malaysia 6. Peter Pan in South-East Asia - Views from the Brochures 7. Packaging Dreams - Javanese Perceptions of Tourism and Performance 8. Open-Ended Prostitution as a Skilful Game of Luck - Opportunity, Risk and Security Among Tourist-Orientated Prostitution in a Bankok Soi 9. Tourism Policy-Making in South-East Asia 10. The Economics of Tourism in Asia and the Pacific 11. Tourism and Economic Development in ASEAN 12. Tourism and Rural Handicrafts in Thailand 13. Early Tourism in Malaya 14. Travellers in Borneo 15. Environmental Issues and Tourism in Thailand 16. Dragon Tourism in Komodo, Eastern Indonesia 17. Tourism and Conservation in Indonesia and Malaysia 18. Dialogue with the Hosts - An Educational Strategy Towards Sustainable Tourism.
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