Asian tourism and the retreat of anglo-western centrism in tourism theory

  title={Asian tourism and the retreat of anglo-western centrism in tourism theory},
  author={Tim Winter},
  journal={Current Issues in Tourism},
  pages={21 - 31}
  • T. Winter
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Current Issues in Tourism
In both its focus and conception, much of the research on tourism remains Anglo-Western centric. The ongoing growth of Non-Western forms of travel, most notably in Asia, renders this situation unsustainable. Our understandings of ‘the tourist’, ‘the modern tourism industry’ and the conceptual paraphernalia, which surrounds these two, are all firmly rooted in the empirical histories of Western Europe and North America. English language scholarship on tourism rarely rips up these ‘Western’ roots… Expand
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