Publications

Title Date
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
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
The Indian Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
India is one of the fastest-growing outbound travel markets in the world. International tourism departures from India have grown from 3.7 million in 1997 to 9.8 million in 2007 and international tourism expenditures have increased from US1.3 billion in 1997 to US 8.2 billion in 2008.With more than...
2009
Tourism and Community Development – Asian Practices (second edition)
Asia’s fast growing tourism industry with its variety of tourism markets has become a national economic growth engine. This second overviewed edition of the report provides a compilation of case studies of a selected number of Asian countries. It describes how community tourism is developed in the...
2009
The Chinese Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
China is one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world. Thanks to rising disposable incomes and relaxations of restrictions on foreign travel, outbound trips grew by an annual average of 22% since 2000 – reaching almost 35 million in 2006. China ranks 5th worldwide in terms of...
2008