Vol 8, No 2 (2015)

Tourism and Development

The current ASEAS issue presents critical discussions on the topic of tourism and development in Southeast Asia. Tourism in the region has caused increasing socioeconomic inequality and vast disruptions to local ecosystems, societies, and cultures, above all through its rapid expansion that often exceeds local carrying capacity limits. This is often supported through injections of capital by external funding bodies with little local initiative. At the same time, there appears to be an increasing awareness in Southeast Asian tourism that the once ‘toured’ need to experience greater levels of decision-making and power in order for tourism to work as an effective catalyst for development. Researching tourism in Southeast Asia is no longer limited to understanding its impacts as well as local responses and mitigation strategies, but now also focuses on finding practical ways for how tourism can serve as an engine for development. This issue explores a variety of concerns connected to tourism as a tool for development by discussing social marketing in Northern Vietnam, impacts of a mega event in Eastern Indonesia, host-guest encounters in community-based tourism in Northern Thailand, and commodification and politicization of heritage in the context of tourism in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Table of Contents

Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp
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117-124

Current Research on Southeast Asia

V. Dao Truong, C. Michael Hall
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125-142
Maribeth Erb
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143-164
Claudia Dolezal
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165-186
Huong T. Bui, Timothy J. Lee
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187-202

Research Workshop

Felix Magnus Bergmeister
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203-208

In Dialogue

Christina Vogler
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209-214

Network Southeast Asia

Rainer Einzenberger
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215-218
Duncan McCargo
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219-222
Heinz Gödde
223-224

Book Reviews

Gunnar Stange
225-228
Vedad Lubenovic
229-232