Recent research in asia pacific: The case of a professionally affliated journal

Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong, Norman Au, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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This review paper aims to unveil the recent research trends in the journal Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. A systematic review of 130 articles published in the journal from 2011 to the third issue of 2014 was conducted, followed by a content analysis of various aspects of the articles, including research foci, research contexts, research methods, number of authors, and contributions by institutions and countries. The findings indicate that marketing research predominates in the articles whilst tourism and attraction are the major research contexts. An increasing rigor in the research methods applied has been observed. Finally, implications for tourism researchers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-179
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015


  • Asia Pacific
  • content analysis
  • journal review
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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