Hot beaches, cool cities. Tourism and Economic Development in South-East Asia.

Hampton, Mark P. and Jeyacheya, Julia (2014) Hot beaches, cool cities. Tourism and Economic Development in South-East Asia. In: Research seminar, 29 June 2014, International School of Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

International tourism is booming across South-East Asia with rapid growth rates and more than 93 million international arrivals in 2013 (UN WTO, 2014). Long-established destinations such as Thailand and Indonesia face growing competition from new destinations such as Vietnam, Cambodia and, most recently, Myanmar. As a region, South-East Asia hosts a great variety of tourism forms, from luxury, high-end resorts to backpackers and independent travellers and specialist eco-tourism and homestays. This paper explores the rise of international tourism from its earliest days in the colonial period through the overland 'hippy trail' to the emergence of modern mass tourism and integrated resorts. The paper then discusses the main socio-economic impacts of the rapid growth of tourism in the region and highlights key sectors such as ecotourism, conventional mass tourism and the growth of regional and domestic tourism. The paper ends by considering the future of tourism in South-East Asia.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: tourism impacts; tourism history; backpackers; mass tourism; Thailand; Indonesia; Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Mark Hampton
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:25 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 17:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41741 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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