Meeting Asian tourists

Pearce, Philip L., and Wu, Mao-Ying (2017) Meeting Asian tourists. In: Pearce, Philip L., and Wu, Mao-Ying, (eds.) The World Meets Asian Tourists. Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, 7 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 1-19.

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This introductory chapter defines and notes the development of tourism out of Asia as a new force in global human communication. The complexities and some efficiencies in defining Asia are reviewed. The chapter considers dispersal patterns from a number of Asian countries and notes the chief destinations as provided by current statistical counts. Key issues arising from attempts to interpret these data are noted. The importance of out of Asia tourists is confirmed through the material presented. The visibility of Asian tourists is considered and the subtleties of recognizing intra-Asian differences are noted. Some select theoretical approaches focussing on societies in contact are introduced. These theories offer pathways to bring academic and managerial insights to this evolving phenomenon.

Item ID: 47371
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78560-219-1
Keywords: Asia outbound; history; patterns; interaction; challenges
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 02:33
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 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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