[URBANTH-L]CFP: Tourism in Asia (Leeds)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sat Jan 21 12:49:18 EST 2006

Call for Papers

Tourism in Asia
10-12 June 2006, Leeds Metropolitan University
Deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2006

The conference will consider new research into tourism in Asia, covering
current business trends as well as historical and cultural aspects.
Particular trends identified which will be discussed are the increasing
volume of Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean tourists visiting
Southeast Asia, the rapid growth of tourism in the Greater Mekong
Sub-region, and tourist flows between the Indian sub-continent and Southeast

Globally, tourism analyses tend to focus on Western tourists impacting upon
Asian societies, whereas in many Asian countries the market is now dominated
by domestic tourists or nationals of neighbouring countries. To address the
lack of research in this area, key themes for the conference are domestic
and intra-regional travel and regional cooperation in tourism.

Abstracts received so far cover industry, developmental, ethnographic, and
historical aspects of tourism in Asia, and cover individual countries
throughout the region as well as intraregional processes.

Running in parallel to the main conference are two, day-long seminars, both
aimed principally at the tourism industry and NGO personnel. One focuses on
inbound tourism from Asia to northern England ('Rose and Peony') and the
other considers outbound tourism from the UK to Asia ('Dragons and Tigers').
Delegates to the main conference may attend either of these seminars at no
extra charge.

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