Tourism in Southeast Asia
- About the Author
Tourism in Southeast Asia provides an up-to-date exploration of the state of tourism development and associated issues in one of the world's most dynamic tourism destinations. The volume takes a close look at many of the challenges facing Southeast Asian tourism at a critical stage of transition and transformation and following a recent series of crises and disasters. Building on and advancing the path-breaking. "Tourism in South-East Asia", produced by the same editors in 1993, it adopts a multidisciplinary approach and includes contributions from some of the leading researchers on tourism in Southeast Asia, presenting a number of fresh perspectives.
The volume combines introductory material with an in-depth examination of anthropological writing on Southeast Asian tourism followed by case studies dealing with as diverse issues as globalization, terrorism, 'romance tourism' and ecotourism. A sister volume, "Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia", is in preparation.
Michael Hitchcock is Academic Director and Dean of Faculty at the IMI University Centre, Luzern in Switzerland. Until recently, he was Deputy Dean for Research and External Relations at the University of Chichester. Previously, he founded and was Director of the International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development at London Metropolitan University. Professor Hitchcock has long been involved in tourism studies and is a prolific writer on tourism, heritage and culture in Southeast Asia.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 368
Year Published: 2008