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Perspectives on Asian Tourism

Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism

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

  • Brings together different perspectives to understand cultures that underpin contemporary Asian tourist behaviours
  • Offers tourism researchers, students and practitioners a consolidated, comprehensive and updated reference for the understanding of Asian tourists
  • Provides an intellectual platform for Asian scholars to represent the voices of Asian tourists in their own cultural terms
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About this book

This book focuses on cultures that shape contemporary Asian tourist experiences. The book consists of 10 chapters, which are organised into two themes: Collectivist Culture and Wellbeing. The chapters cover emerging forms of tourism (e.g., wedding and bridal photography tourism, roots/affinity tourism and shamanic tourism), investigate a wide range of topics (e.g., tourist motivation, tourist anxiety and decision making) and consider Asian perspectives from diverse backgrounds (e.g., China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal). The book provides tourism researchers, students and practitioners a consolidated, comprehensive and updated reference for the understanding of Asian tourists.

About the authors

Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She is a Networking Committee Member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) and is on the executive committee for the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). She researches emerging trends in women and family travel and tourism, as well as consumer behaviour (tourists and guests), services marketing, and qualitative research methods.

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 (11 chapters)

  • Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism: Locating Asia, Cultural Differences and Trends

    Yang, Elaine Chiao Ling (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Ethnic Reunions in Tourism: The Route to Roots

    Tan, Eunice (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) Tourism Decisions Within Collective Cultures: Insights from Taiwanese Hosts Residing in Brisbane, Australia

    Tham, Aaron (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • Same, Same, But Different: The Influence of Children in Asian Family Travel

    Yung, Ryan (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • A Brief History of Chinese Wedding and Bridal Photography Tourism: Through the Lens of Top Chinese Wedding Photographers

    Zhuang, Yuting Jane (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7980-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7979-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism
Editors
  • Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
Series Title
Perspectives on Asian Tourism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7980-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7980-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7979-5
Series ISSN
2509-4203
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 220
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
Topics