The World Meets Asian Tourists

Pearce, Philip L., and Wu, Mao-Ying (2017) The World Meets Asian Tourists. Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, 7 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK.

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Abstract

A seismic shift has occurred in the 21st century. It is not so much a shift of the continental plates which organize the world's surface, but a shift in the relationships among the people of those land masses. These relationships were previously forged by the view that the many citizens of Asian countries were hard working but relatively poor. In the countries beyond Asia, the products of this hard work were familiar with such manufacturing designations as "Made in Japan," "Made in Korea," and "Made in China" adorning many household and industrial items. In the middle of the 20th century, the notion that the citizens of these countries would become the tourists of the 21st century was barely conceivable. By the end of the millennium, it was apparent that this was an old fashioned view. The world had indeed begun to welcome Asian tourists.

Item ID: 47283
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-78560-219-1
Keywords: Indian students, Singapore, motivations, travel career patterns
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 03:45
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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