An Asia-Pacific core–periphery futures paradox: divergent worker and tourist mobilities

Robinson, Richard N.S., Ritchie, Brent W., Kralj, Anna, Solnet, David J., Baum, Tom and Ford, Robert C. (2013) An Asia-Pacific core–periphery futures paradox: divergent worker and tourist mobilities. Journal of Travel Research, 53 6: 805-818. doi:10.1177/0047287513513164

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Author Robinson, Richard N.S.
Ritchie, Brent W.
Kralj, Anna
Solnet, David J.
Baum, Tom
Ford, Robert C.
Title An Asia-Pacific core–periphery futures paradox: divergent worker and tourist mobilities
Journal name Journal of Travel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2875
Publication date 2013-12-12
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0047287513513164
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 53
Issue 6
Start page 805
End page 818
Total pages 14
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3313 Transportation
1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract Envisaging the future of tourism anywhere is difficult but is amplified when making predictions for the dynamic and rapidly changing Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of this conceptual article is to problematize a 2030 Asia-Pacific tourism future by modeling one polarized and probable scenario, theoretically framed within the mobilities paradigm and the core–periphery model. This scenario proposes that planning for the development of Asia-Pacific tourism will be heavily influenced by a growing tourist trend for experiences in the “pleasure periphery” while the contemporary pattern of increasing urbanization will continue to mobilize the required workforce toward the core. This scenario models divergent tourist and worker mobilities between the core and periphery. By focusing a scenario on this increasingly important discrepancy between labor supply and tourism demand, we can identify the challenges for those areas representative of this divergence that tourism development and destination stakeholders must plan for before 2030.
Keyword Tourist
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published: 12 December 2013.

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