Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry in Southeast Asia
This book highlights the state-of-the-art tourism and hospitality industry in Southeast Asian countries, while also presenting future directions for the industry with an emphasis on decision-making models. It first elaborates on the significant role of the tourism and hospitality industry given the rapid socio-economic and cultural changes occurring in Southeast Asia, before providing perspectives on medical tourism, tourism for seniors and several other developments within the tourism and hospitality sector. Development of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry in Southeast Asia presents scholarly perspectives from researchers across the region and is geared towards world-wide readers in academia, as well as experts from the industry. Purnendu Mandal is a Professor at the College of Business, Lamar University, Texas, USA. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Strategy Management, Technology Development, Supply Chain Management, Strategic MIS and System Dynamics Modelling. He published over 200 journal articles and conference papers. His research papers appeared in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Management Decision, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Logistics Information Management, etc. He serves in editorial board of a number of international journals. He is the founder chair of International Conference on Managing the Asian Century and he is the Book Series Editor of 'Managing the Asian Century' published by Springer. John Vong is Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Dr. Vong received his PhD in banking and finance systems from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He was a former Adviser to the World Bank Group and United Nations Development Programme. His research interest is in digital and technology innovations in financial services, education and health. His recent publications include a book entitled, Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets (Springer, 2015).
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