Special Interest Tourism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Special Interest Tourism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Bintang Handayani (Independent Researcher, Indonesia), Hugues Seraphin (The University of Winchester, UK) and Maximiliano E. Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina)
Projected Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 146
ISBN13: 9781522573937|ISBN10: 1522573933|EISBN13: 9781522573944|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7393-7


As the tourism industry grows worldwide, researchers continue to seek solutions and practices that support increased tourism to specific regions. Special interest tourism is a method that looks at how psychological and sociological factors help a visitor choose which destination to visit. By applying this type of tourism in Southeast Asia, the role of emotions, experiences, and place attachment becomes a driving factor for tourists.

Special Interest Tourism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Research and Opportunities critically discusses the challenges associated with special interest tourism and how it can be used to overcome unfavorable impacts of tourism for the local community, as well as preserve cultural heritage. The book covers emerging issues such as sustainability, technological advances within this type of tourism, and responses to over tourism and tourism-phobia. It is ideally designed for government officials, policymakers, managers, industry professionals, and university students seeking current research on the recent growth of the tourism industry.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertisement Channels
  • Dark Tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Ethical Tourism
  • Halal Tourism
  • Heritage Consumption
  • Heritage Sites
  • International Destinations
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • Tourism Development

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maximiliano Korstanje is an associate professor at University of Palermo, Argentina. Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism. With more than 650 published papers in peer review journals, Korstanje is concerned in the study of risk, capitalism and mobility. He co-edits 10 journals, and takes part of editorial board list of other 25 specialized journals. From 2010 his biography is a point of entry in Marquis Who´s Who in the World. He was awarded as Outstading reviewer 2012/2013 for Emerald Group Publishing, UK. Because his contribution to the sociology of tourism, Korstanje has been nominated to three honorary doctorates.