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Nature-Based Tourism in Asia’s Mountainous Protected Areas

A Trans-regional Review of Peaks and Parks

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  • Provides a transnational appraisal of mountain-based tourism in Asia

  • Offers analysis from the sides of conservation and tourism

  • Emphasizes protected areas potential role in Asia’s long-term geopolitical stability

Part of the book series: Geographies of Tourism and Global Change (GTGC)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Mountainous Protected Areas & Nature-Based Tourism in Asia

      • Thomas E. Jones, Michal Apollo, Huong T. Bui
      Pages 3-25
  3. Northeast Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. Overcoming Barriers to Nature Conservation in China’s Protected Area Network: From Forest Tourism to National Parks

      • Bixia Chen, Yinping Ding, Yuanmei Jiao, Yi Xie, Thomas E. Jones
      Pages 29-47
  4. South Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221
    2. Indo-Himalayan Protected Areas: Peak-Hunters, Pilgrims and Mountain Tourism

      • Michal Apollo, Viacheslav Andreychouk, Joanna Mostowska, Karun Rawat
      Pages 223-243
    3. Mountainous Protected Areas in Sri Lanka: The Way Forward from Tea to Tourism?

      • Renata Rettinger, Dinesha Senarathna, Ruwan Ranasinghe
      Pages 269-289
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291
    2. Reflections for Trans-Regional Mountain Tourism

      • Huong T. Bui, Thomas E. Jones, Michal Apollo
      Pages 293-316

About this book

This book provides holistic insights into management of protected areas across East Asia and identifies current trends in mountain tourism within the broader field of human geography and nature conservation. The book describes the diversification in visitors and expanding protected areas territories in different Asian countries during recent years. It also compares protected areas networks in the context of the changing demographic profiles of visitors and provides an interdisciplinary transnational appraisal of mountain-based tourism in Asia based on national and international statistics. The research combines specific case studies at the individual country and destination level with trans-regional trends, thereby offering analysis from both the perspective of supply (parks, protected areas, and stakeholders) and demand (mountain tourist market trends and segments). The book is a useful resource for students and academics in tourism and protected areas studies as well as social scientists and policy-makers interested in Asian countries.

Keywords

  • CBD & Aichi Biodiversity Target 11
  • National Park Management in East Asia
  • Environmental Management in East Asia
  • Human Resource Dimension of Protected Area Management
  • Forest tourism and national parks
  • Protected area management in East Asia
  • Mountain tourism in East Asia
  • Nature based tourism in East Asia
  • Nature conservation in East Asia
  • Governance of protected areas in East Asia
  • Sustainable Development Goals SDG
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism

Reviews

“The book does a fine job in describing and analyzing them in depth and providing detailed information on geographic patterns, trends in tourism, and the different countries’ political and institutional organization. … the analysis presented here provides a rich and updated picture of a large part of Asia that should serve as a key reference for a global analysis of the interaction between nature and people in the mountains of the Anthropocene.” (Ricardo Grau, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 42 (1), February, 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Environment and Development Cluster, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan

    Thomas E. Jones

  • Tourism and Hospitality Cluster, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan

    Huong T. Bui

  • Department of Tourism and Regional Studies, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Krakow, Poland

    Michal Apollo

About the editors

Tom E. Jones is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Kyushu, Japan. His research interests include Environmental Policy, Nature-Based Tourism and Protected Area Management. Originally from the UK, Jones has experienced life in Japan as an international student from both sides of the lectern, completing his PhD at the University of Tokyo. He then worked as a consultant for municipal governments carrying out visitor surveys in the Japan Alps and joining a visitor monitoring survey of Mount Fuji climbers every summer 2008-2017. 

 

Huong T. Bui is Professor and Field Leader of the Tourism and Hospitality Program of the College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Kyushu, Japan. She holds a PhD in Tourism Management from Griffith University (Australia). She has received research grants from the Japan Foundation and Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) on the topics of heritage tourism in Southeast Asia, tourism resources management, and disaster risk management for tourism sector in Asia. She published articles in leading journals with topics such as ‘tourism and development’, ‘sustainable tourism’, ‘heritage tourism’ and ‘community resilience’. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in the tourism industry and was a consultant for tourism development projects in Southeast Asia for the World Bank, JICA and SNV.

 

Michal Apollo is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Krakow. Michal’s areas of expertise are tourism management, consumer behaviours as well as environmental and socio-economical issues. Currently he is working on a concept of sustainable use of environmental and human resources. He is also an enthusiastic, traveller, diver, mountaineer, ultra-runner, photographer, and science populariser.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nature-Based Tourism in Asia’s Mountainous Protected Areas

  • Book Subtitle: A Trans-regional Review of Peaks and Parks

  • Editors: Thomas E. Jones, Huong T. Bui, Michal Apollo

  • Series Title: Geographies of Tourism and Global Change

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76833-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-76832-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-76833-1

  • Series ISSN: 2366-5610

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-5629

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 316

  • Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Industries, Regional Geography

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-76833-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)