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Tourism Education and Asia

  • Claire Liu
  • Heike Schänzel


  • Provides a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism education and Asia

  • Offers case studies of educational practices in nine Asian countries including Greater China

  • Covers transnational tourism education in Asia and for Asian students abroad


Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction to the Book

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claire Liu, Heike Schänzel
      Pages 3-11
  3. Tourism Education in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Saurabh Kumar Dixit, Hakamelamphylla Mawroh
      Pages 35-48
    3. Siamak Seyfi, Adel Nikjoo, Masoud A. Samimi
      Pages 63-79
    4. Erwin Losekoot, Earney Lasten, Tran Phu Cuong
      Pages 125-142
    5. Karl Basil Dicen, Chachaya Yodsuwan, Ken Butcher, Nantaporn Mingkwan
      Pages 143-160
  4. Tourism Education of Asian Students Abroad

  5. Transnational Tourism Education in Asia

About this book


This book looks at various aspects of tourism education in Asian countries and the impacts of sustainable development in tourism education to the Asian student markets. It provides an insightful and authoritative account of the various issues that are shaping the higher educational world of tourism education in Asia and for its Asian students overseas, and it highlights the creative, inventive and innovative ways that educators are responding to these issues.

The book is composed of contributions from specialists in the field and is international in scope. It is divided into four parts: an introduction setting the scene of tourism education and Asia; case studies of tourism education in various Asian countries; case studies of tourism education of Asian students abroad and their trans-national student experiences; and broader perspectives on intra-Asian and transnational tourism education. The book provides a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism education and Asia and its future direction, and is essential reading for students, researchers, educational practitioners, and academics in Tourism Studies.


tourism education hospitality education vocational education and training job readiness skills gap Asian students tourism management transnational education experiential teaching international students human resource management sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Liu
    • 1
  • Heike Schänzel
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Hospitality & TourismAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Hospitality & TourismAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

Claire Liu is the head of the Tourism and Event Management department and a senior lecturer in tourism management at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Claire serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Tourism Cities and the Journal of China Tourism Research. She has published chapters in edited books. Claire’s research interests include the Chinese tourism market, tourism quality management, environmental management systems, tourism and hospitality education, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, tourism entrepreneurship, museum and tourism volunteers, and hospitality green marketing.

Heike Schänzel is an associate professor at the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, and has extensive editorial experience with book publications (Family Tourism and Femininities in the Field: Researching Tourism with Channel View and Children, Families and Leisure with Routledge) and journal special issues (Annals of Leisure Research and Hospitality & Society). Her research interests include tourist behaviour and experiences; families, children and adolescents in tourism; sociality in tourism; innovative educational practices; femininities and paternal masculinities in tourism research; innovative and qualitative research methodologies; and critical theory development in tourism and hospitality.

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