Tourism and Opportunities for Economic Development in Asia

Tourism and Opportunities for Economic Development in Asia

Patricia Ordóńez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain) and Zeyar Myo Aung (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 341
ISBN13: 9781522520788|ISBN10: 1522520783|EISBN13: 9781522520795|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2078-8


The growing market of tourism in Asian countries has caused significant changes to the economy, transportation, and safety for citizens. With the ubiquity of tourism, there is now an increasing need for resources to assist in the challenges that arise.

Tourism and Opportunities for Economic Development in Asia is a key resource on the priorities, challenges, and strategies in the globalized economy of the Asian tourism market. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on cultural tourism, gastronomy, and hospitality management, this publication is an ideal reference source for academicians, researchers, politicians, policy makers, and information technology directors actively involved in the tourism industry.

Topics Covered

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

  • Cultural Tourism
  • Economic Impact of Tourism
  • Environmental Protection
  • Gastronomy
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategies

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). He completed her education in The London School of Economics (UK). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, organizational learning, human resource management, intellectual capital, information technologies, with special interest in Asia (Bhutan, China, Laos, Myanmar). She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), respectively. She has edited books for IGI-Global, Routledge and Springer.
Zeyar Myo Aung holds a Masters Degree in Business Administrations specializing in the field of Human Resources Management. Key interestsfocus upon international tourism, human resources development, establishment of sound organizational culture for the organizations. Experienced in preparing complex multi-disciplined yet visionary strategies, reports and proposals; policy and strategic planning; productdevelopment;developingandmanagingworkprogrammes,budgets and accounts; supporting and coordinating the participation and interests of different stakeholders; conceiving projects; networking; team building; working in multi-cultural teams; undertaking field and contextual research; presenting oral and written progress reports; teaching, lecturing, coaching, advising and mentoring.