Asian wave in travel and tourism research

Yiu Chung Leung, Rosanna Leung, Billy Bai, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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18 Citations (Scopus)


Although numerous tourism-related articles have been published by authors affiliated with Asian universities, operationalized here as the "Asian Wave," little research effort has focused on examining such authorship. Adopting a publication counting method, this study analyzes articles published in four top tourism journals from 1999-2008 that are either Asia-focused or co-authored by researchers from Asian universities. The results reveal that both Asian research productivity and Asia-related contributions have increased over time, although there have been few inter-Asia and international research collaborations in the past decade. A discussion of the Asian Wave and suggestions for its further growth are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-209
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Asian studies
  • Asian wave
  • Journal review
  • Tourism journals
  • Travel and tourism research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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