Publications

Title Date
Responding to Climate Change – Tourism Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific Responding to Climate Change – Tourism Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific
Responding to climate change: tourism initiatives in Asia and the Pacific explores the general causes and effects of climate change on tourism at a global and regional level. Presenting specific case studies from Asia and the Pacific, the publication examines tourism´s contribution to greenhouse...
2015
Air Connectivity and its Impact on Tourism in Asia and the Pacific
This publication includes a series of case studies from cities in Asia and the Pacific that illustrate the crucial role of air transport as an engine of economic growth and job creation. It shows how well-designed and well-coordinated tourism and air transport policies can underspin the growth of...
2014
Domestic Tourism in Asia and the Pacific
Domestic tourism is estimated to represent around 5 to 6 billion trips globally. This report provides an in-depth analysis of domestic tourism in 16 Asian countries highlighting its crucial contribution to the socio-economic development of one of the fastest growing tourism regions the world. The...
2013
Key Outbound Tourism Markets in South-East Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Asia and the Pacific is not only a major tourism destination region but also an increasingly important tourism outbound market. This study, a collaborative project between Tourism Australia (TA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), aims to provide an up-to-date perspective of the major...
2013
Compendium of Best Practices and Recommendations for Ecotourism in Asia and the Pacific
Ecotourism, a niche tourism market, is considered to be one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. This compendium provides specific case studies demonstrating ecotourism in practice and illustrates how tourism operators are aiming to meet the principles of sustainable tourism....
2012
MICE Industry – An Asia-Pacific Perspective
In Asia and the Pacific, one of the fastest developing regions in the world, MICE industry development can be a key driver of economic growth, regional cooperation and intellectual development. This publication brings together the theoretical background of MICE tourism as well as best practice...
2012
Religious Tourism in Asia and the Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world’s religious core with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers for religious events, for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately six hundred million national and international religious and spiritual...
2011
Report on Urban Tourism Development in China
China continues to develop as a leading powerhouse in tourism, and it becomes ever more important to examine the various facets of tourism in China in order to understand the potential of this market, and the effect it will have on global tourism. This report analyses the statistics of Chinese...
2011
Study on Chinese Outbound Travel to Africa
While regions such as Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East enjoy their fair share of the tourism cake, Africa still only accounts for five percent of international tourist arrivals worldwide. Tourists who visit Africa from Asia represent only about 3% of the 47 million...
2010
Managing Metropolitan Tourism - An Asian Perspective
Recent decades have seen a fast growth of metropolitan areas in Asia and corresponding tourism development. This study is a conclusion of three consecutive conferences on Metropolitan Tourism organized by UNWTO in Shanghai, Busan and Kobe. Various issues concerning the planning and management of...
2010