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Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism

  • Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Elaine Chiao Ling Yang, Jenna Seung Hyun Lee, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
    Pages 1-17
  3. Collectivist Culture

  4. Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hiromi Kamata
      Pages 123-143
    3. Yue Ma, Can-Seng Ooi, Anne Hardy
      Pages 201-220

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.

"The book has fruitfully brought together different perspectives and advances current understanding of Asian tourists from the history to current trends, from motivations to constraints, from the influence of culture and religion on travel behaviour to the search of social freedom through travel, and from destination choice to destination avoidance. The most important contribution of this book is that it has built an intellectual platform for many Asian scholars to share their ideas and works with the international tourism academy".  - Professor Kaye Chon, Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research; Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Asian traveller Asian culture roots tourism visiting friends and relatives tourism family tourism wedding and bridal photography tourism spa tourism wine tourism shamanic tourism Muslim tourist female tourist destination avoidance tourist anxiety

Editors and affiliations

  • Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
    • 1
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism
  • Editors Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
    Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
  • Series Title Perspectives on Asian Tourism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Asian Tourism
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-7979-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4033-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-7980-1
  • Series ISSN 2509-4203
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-4211
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 220
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tourism Management
    Asian Culture
    Social Aspects of Religion
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“Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism is by far the most comprehensive collection of voices from the emerging group of Asian tourists. While it is titled Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism, most case studies are actually drawn from the perspective of tourists.” (H. Y. Lee, Tourism Geographies, January, 2019)