Research Output

The role of regional trading blocks in the development and management of tourism: an analysis of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

  The establishment of regional trading blocs is considered an important aspect of the process of economic and political globalisation. Focusing on the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, this paper considers whether the involvement of regional trading blocs in tourism is desirable and if so, what form future participation might take. Based on the findings from two qualitative studies, examples of best practice are identified and recommendations are made. Greater co-operation over facilitating tourist movement and crisis management are suggested, but it is concluded that ultimately, the relevance of regional trading blocs in tourism needs further endorsement by the member states.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    16 October 2005

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1002/jtr.579

  • ISSN:

    1099-2340

Citation

Anastasiadou, C. & De Sausmarez, N. (2005). The role of regional trading blocks in the development and management of tourism: an analysis of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. International Journal of Tourism Research. 8, 317-332. doi:10.1002/jtr.579. ISSN 1099-2340

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Keywords

Europe; ASEAN; tourism; regional trading blocs; crisis management;

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