Asian Youth Travellers
Insights and Implications
This book offers a bird’s-eye view of the current trends, opportunities, and challenges related to Asian youth travellers, and it also presents a holistic framework for future research to build upon. Managerial and policy implications are provided for the tourism and hospitality industry and government agencies to better accommodate the needs of Asian youth travellers – a unique and diverse market that is yet to be fully unveiled to the world.
The book investigates the key characteristics that define contemporary Asian youth travellers, adopting a broad definition of Asia. While it includes relatively mature markets, it also features emerging markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The book looks at different forms of tourism undertaken by Asian travellers, encompassing educational tourism, adventure tourism, working holiday, self-driving tourism, dark tourism, volunteer tourism, and cultural tourism.
A wide range of topics are discussed, from history to current trends, from motivations to constraints, from the influence of culture and religion on travel behaviour to the search of social freedom through travel, and from destination choice to destination avoidance. The findings and interpretations are drawn from diverse and novel research methods, such as netnography, visual anthropology, historiography, interview, focus group, survey, and document analysis.
2. An insight into the motivations of Thai Working and Holiday Makers (WHMs)Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil and Suwadee Talawanich
3. Asian youth’s motivations and experience of short-term international field trips: Two cases of students in Macao, China and Seoul, South KoreaSuh-hee Choi and Jurak Kim
4. Azerbaijan youth culture and its influence on their dark tourism experiencesFirangiz Israfilova and Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
5. Donkey friends in Europe: A mobile ethnographic study in group orientation of Chinese outbound backpackersWenjie Cai
6. "Stranger in foreign lands": Exploring Chinese post-80s tourists’ safety concerns and coping strategies in adventure tourismMingming Cheng
7. Japanese students on educational tourism: Current trends and challengesHayato Nagai and Sho Kashiwagi
8. The motivations and experiences of young Chinese self-drive touristsClaire Liu
9. Determinants of travel intention among Asian visitors at the cultural creative parks – perspective from theory of planned behaviorRyan Wu and Chia-Wen Chen
10. The interpersonal interaction and socialisation of volunteers: Case study of ride for loveJulie Jie Wen, Qing-qing Lin and Bi-qi Peng