The political dimensions that have encouraged tourism in the People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan are examined in this book, which is based on more than 250 interviews with government officials, travel industry representatives and media officials. The author concentrates on the reasons for using tourism to advance government policy objectives and on the many ways political and economic problems can frustrate tourism's contribution to national development.

The Politics of Tourism in Asia

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    Richter, Linda K
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    University of Hawaii Press

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