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The Transitional Changes in Asian Tourism: Evolution and Historical Development of Tourism in Asia

Anila Thomas

Asia is recognized for its considerable variety of ethnicities, along with its swiftly expanding modern locations in addition to global marketplaces. It offers wide-ranging antiquity of human encounters over time, particularly in South-East Asia, gifted with diverse historical recollections, traditional influences, social economic domains, and democratic structures. The exploration of Southeast Asia’s tourism resources started after the arrival of colonial powers. It accelerated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries due to increased movement and technological advancement. With the establishment of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia obtained a strategic and economic organization distinct in terms of independent factors, languages, and constant approaches from European powers. Regarding passenger traffic, the region is subsequently referred to as “South-East Asia,” and it is primarily a multiethnic society guarded by the Pacific Asia Tourism Association. The present study examined numerous critical social and economic facets that have fostered the expansion of tourism in the Asian region, particularly in the southeast regions, since the time of European colonization. Studies that have highlighted the legacy of the Southeast Asian tourism industry throughout the ages have been scarce. Due to the great variety of unclear references that must be linked to identifying the past developmental phases of tourism in this region is a complex process.

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