Tourist attractions in Bangkok and Singapore; linking vandalism and setting characteristics

Bhati, Abhishek, and Pearce, Philip (2017) Tourist attractions in Bangkok and Singapore; linking vandalism and setting characteristics. Tourism Management, 63. pp. 15-30.

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The study adopts an exacting observational approach to vandalism and its site determinants in two pivotal Asian cities, Bangkok and Singapore. The study served three goals: to develop and evaluate an observational approach to auditing the damage to tourist attractions; to link the setting characteristics to the indicators of damage; and to explore the applicability of Western constructs of vandalism and control to these Asian settings. A cluster analysis identified five kinds of sites which differed systematically in levels of disrepair and the factors influencing that damage. Sites with higher and lower levels of vandalism appeared in both cities. Powerful factors limiting damage were identified. The western site determinants for vandalism applied to the Asian settings.

Item ID: 49250
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-3193
Keywords: tourist attractions; vandalism; observational approach; Bangkok; Singapore
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 05:10
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
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