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Perspectives on Asian Tourism

Asian Youth Travellers

Insights and Implications

Editors: Khoo-Lattimore, Catheryn, Yang, Elaine Chiao Ling (Eds.)

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  • Covers the latest trends relevant to young Asian travellers, for example, educational tourism, adventure tourism, and working holidays
  • Provides tourism researchers, students, and practitioners a consolidated, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference for the understanding of Asian travellers
  • Offers a previously absent non-Western-centric perspective on Asian youth travellers
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About this book

This book offers a bird’s-eye view of the current trends, opportunities, and challenges related to Asian youth travellers, and it also presents a holistic framework for future research to build upon. Managerial and policy implications are provided for the tourism and hospitality industry and government agencies to better accommodate the needs of Asian youth travellers – a unique and diverse market that is yet to be fully unveiled to the world.


The book investigates the key characteristics that define contemporary Asian youth travellers, adopting a broad definition of Asia. While it includes relatively mature markets, it also features emerging markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The book looks at different forms of tourism undertaken by Asian travellers, encompassing educational tourism, adventure tourism, working holiday, self-driving tourism, dark tourism, volunteer tourism, and cultural tourism.


A wide range of topics are discussed, from history to current trends, from motivations to constraints, from the influence of culture and religion on travel behaviour to the search of social freedom through travel, and from destination choice to destination avoidance. The findings and interpretations are drawn from diverse and novel research methods, such as netnography, visual anthropology, historiography, interview, focus group, survey, and document analysis.


About the authors

Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She has research and training interests in marketing to tourists and guests in tourism and hospitality industries, with a passionate focus on women, families and young children. She is also particularly interested in understanding these segments from an Asian perspective, and how their travel experience and behaviours differ cross-culturally. Catheryn has expertise in feasibility studies and qualitative research methodologies using photographs, virtual texts, observations, focus groups and in-depth interviews. She has  started and sold businesses for profit and experienced consulting for institutions and organisations; and also designed and conducted soft-skill training programmes for public-listed companies. Catheryn is Editor-in-Chief for Tourism Management Perspectives; Second Vice-Chair for the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE); and founder of Women Academics in Tourism (WAiT).

Elaine Yang is a researcher at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Her doctoral research project investigates the gendered risk perception of Asian solo female travellers. She researches in the areas of gender studies and critical approaches in tourism.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Asian Youth Tourism: Contemporary Trends, Cases and Issues

    Pages 1-13

    Khoo-Lattimore, Catheryn (et al.)

  • An Insight into the Motivations of Thai Working and Holiday Makers (WHMs)

    Pages 15-37

    Wattanacharoensil, Walanchalee (et al.)

  • Asian Youth’s Motivations and Experience of Short-Term International Field Trips: Two Cases of Students in Macao, China, and Seoul, South Korea

    Pages 39-60

    Choi, Suh-hee (et al.)

  • Azerbaijan Youth Culture and Its Influence on Their Dark Tourism Experiences

    Pages 61-78

    Israfilova, Firangiz (et al.)

  • Donkey Friends in Europe: A Mobile Ethnographic Study in Group Orientation of Chinese Outbound Backpackers

    Pages 79-95

    Cai, Wenjie

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8539-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8538-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4179-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Youth Travellers
Book Subtitle
Insights and Implications
Editors
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
  • Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
Series Title
Perspectives on Asian Tourism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8539-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8539-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8538-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4179-3
Series ISSN
2509-4203
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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