Dark tourism in SouthEast Asia: are young Asian travelers up for it?

Bhati, Abhishek, Agarwal, Manisha, Tjayaindera, Della Nanda, Aung, Roi, Thu, Myo, and Nguyen, Thai Minh Tam (2020) Dark tourism in SouthEast Asia: are young Asian travelers up for it? International Journal of Hospitality & Administration. (In Press)

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Abstract

Although Western perspectives on Dark Tourism have been well researched, limited studies have considered Asian views. This research enhances extant knowledge by considering young South and East Asian perceptions and motivation for Dark Tourism in Southeast Asia. The findings suggest that Dark Tourism could be feasible in Southeast Asia, but only to a certain extent as young tourists are particular about the places they visit based on select motivations. One factor is history, which encourages them to visit sites famous for warfare. This study contributes to literature via enhancing the understanding of Dark Tourism and providing future research directions. It assists local tourism boards and travel agencies in promoting Dark Tourism sites in Southeast Asia.

Item ID: 61600
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1525-6499
Keywords: dark tourism; travel behavior; young traveler motivations; South and East Asia; tourism promotion
Copyright Information: © 2019 Taylor & Francis.
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 20:00
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 50%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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