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Sustainable urban tourism in Asia-Pacific

Sustainable urban tourism in Asia-Pacific

Darmawan, Haryadi, Maxim, Cristina and Morrison, Alastair ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083 (2024) Sustainable urban tourism in Asia-Pacific. In: Maxim, Cristina, Morrison, Alastair ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083 , Day, Jonathon and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X , (eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Urban Tourism. Research Handbooks in Tourism series - Geography, Planning and Tourism 2024 . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; and Northampton, Massachusetts USA, pp. 529-545. ISBN 978-1803926735; 978-1803926742 (doi:

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This chapter reviews sustainable tourism in countries and cities within the Asia Pacific region. It begins by providing a background on the region that consists of almost 50 countries, spanning from Afghanistan in the west to Kiribati in the east. Next, there is a general overview of sustainable development and sustainable tourism in the region and its associated challenges that include rapid urbanisation, poverty, climate change, frequent natural disasters and other crises. A general review of tourism and tourism trends in the Asia Pacific is given. The countries vary greatly in terms of volumes of international visitors and are recovering from the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus then moves to specific countries and cities within Asia Pacific and their sustainable tourism initiatives. Of these destinations, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), South Pacific, and Thailand are identified as some of the best examples in sustainable tourism efforts. The future prospects for sustainable tourism in Asia Pacific are discussed against a background of a significant level of uncertainty. The chapter closes with a set of conclusions and recommendations incorporating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: APEC; ASEAN; CAREC; climate change; ESCAP; indigenous tourism; marine tourism; medical tourism; natural disasters; PATA; religious tourism; SAARC; Small island developing states (SIDs); SPTO; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); sustainable tourism; urbanisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 01 May 2024 12:36

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