Publications

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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
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
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market highlights the influence of Islamic culture on Asian history and heritage and the potential of the emerging market for Islamic tourism. The publication outlines characteristics of the Islamic tourism market in Asia and...
2017
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 in the world....
2013
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
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
Mekong River-based Tourism Product Development
The Mekong River is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia that runs through six countries. Measuring 4,350 km in length, it is the world’s 12th longest river and the 7th longest in Asia. River-based tourism along the Mekong is an emerging activity with significant potential for growth and impact...
2016
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