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Cultural Tourism in Asia

About This Course

GEN2007/ASI3006 Cultural Tourism in Asia

Cultural tourism offers a promising alternative to conventional tourism development, which also contributes to the preservation of the heritage and customs of the place. This module arouses students’ interests in exploring the rapid development of Cultural Tourism in Hong Kong, China and other Asia countries. The module examines the dynamic relationship among conservation, sustainable management, social and cultural factors, stakeholders’ interests, tourism marketing and development trends, with selected case studies from Asian countries and regions.

Module Intended Learning Outcomes(MILO):

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
a. Interpret the dynamic relationship among conservation, sustainable management, marketing, and stakeholders’ interests with tourism development in Asia;
b. examine the development of cultural tourism in Asian countries;
c. design new routes on cultural tourism in selected Asian regions, with proper management, conservation and promotion plans; and
d. analyze research materials and on-site surveys.

Course Staff

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Dr CHAN Wing Ho, Michael

Dr Michael Chan received his BA, MPhil and PhD degrees from The University of Hong Kong in 1998, 2001 and 2008 respectively. His research interests include: Cultural Tourism, Heritage Conservation and Management; Hong Kong Urban Studies; Social Media and Networking. Before joining the Department, Michael taught courses in Cultural Tourism and General Studies at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK and HKUST College of Life Long Learning.

Michael is currently the member of Advisory and Technical Committee, Advisory Board of Social Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA); Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM); Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch (RASHKB) and The Association for Geo-conservation, Hong Kong (AGHK). He is also working as part-time Lecturer at the Department of Geography, HKU. For community service, Michael is serving as the Research Officer in the Centre for Life and Ethics Studies, The Society for Truth and Light, and the member of Hong Kong Gambling Watch.