Tourism in Asian Cities (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure) (Paperback)

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This timely and significant book explores the characteristics and complexities of Asian urban tourism, considering the extent to which Western paradigms can be transferred to Asian settings and the striking contrasts that exist within the region.

In an era of unprecedented urban expansion in Asian cities, this book comes at a time of great urgency, illuminating the possible problems and opportunities that arise when a destination emerges as a tourism hotspot. Split into three parts; introducing Asian urban tourism and urbanization, the management and marketing of Asian cities, and emerging trends and issues associated with Asian urban tourism, the book offers a range of varying and vibrant perspectives from international and interdisciplinary experts in the field. Chapters include studies on a wide range of destinations such as Hong Kong, Macau, Cambodia, Phuket, Kolkata, Busan, Delhi, and Sri Lanka among many others, and explore crucial contemporary themes such as overtourism, urbanization and administrative challenges, world heritage, smart cities and the use of technologies such as VR in urban tourism experience creation.

It will be a vital resource for upper-level students, researchers, and academics in tourism, city tourism, Asian studies, development studies, cultural studies, and sustainability, as well as professionals in the field of tourism management.

About the Author

Saurabh Kumar Dixit, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya) India. His research interests include Consumer Behavior, Gastronomic Tourism, Service Marketing, Experience Management, and Marketing in hospitality and tourism contexts. He has worked for more than twenty years in several Indian universities / educational institutes. He has 12 books to his credit, including The Routledge Handbook of Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality and Tourism (2017), The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism (2019), and The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Experience Management and Marketing (2020). He can be contacted at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367633080
ISBN-10: 0367633086
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure