Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia (Routledge Contemporary Asia) (Paperback)

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia (Routledge Contemporary Asia) By Claudia Dolezal (Editor), Alexander Trupp (Editor), Huong T. Bui (Editor) Cover Image
By Claudia Dolezal (Editor), Alexander Trupp (Editor), Huong T. Bui (Editor)
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This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism's impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels.

Offering a myriad of case studies from a range of different countries in the region, this book is interdisciplinary in nature, thereby presenting a comprehensive overview of tourism's current and future role in development. Divided into four parts, it discusses the nexus of tourism and development at both the regional and national levels, with a focus on theoretical and methodological foundations, protected areas, local communities, and broader issues of governance. Contributors from within and outside of Southeast Asia raise awareness of the local challenges, including issues of ownership or unequal power relations, and celebrate best-practice examples where tourism can be regarded as making a positive difference to residents' life.

The first edited volume to examine comprehensive analysis of tourism in Southeast Asia as both an economic and social phenomenon through the lens of development, this book will be useful to students and scholars of tourism, development, Southeast Asian culture and society and Asian Studies more generally.

About the Author

Claudia Dolezal is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Development at the University of Westminster, UK, with a background in tourism, development studies and social anthropology. Alexander Trupp is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality, Sunway University, Malaysia, and previously worked at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at The University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Huong T. Bui is an Associate Professor, and a Field Leader of the Tourism and Hospitality Program of the College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032400297
ISBN-10: 1032400293
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia