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Neo Tourism is a term coined by the Korea tourism organization that comprehensively describes the newly changing trend of the tourism. Korea Tourism Organization, a statutory organization of the Republic of Korea under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is commissioned to promote the countrys tourism industry. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...

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Definition of Neo Tourism

Following the changes in the economic, social and cultural paradigm of the last century, the form of tourism is changing as well. "Neo Tourism" is a term that comprehensively describes the new aspects of such changes and diversification of the tourism. The "Neo Tourism" incorporates concepts such as 'Sustainable tourism' which puts emphasis on the environmental sustainability and 'Special Interest Tourism (SIT)' which reflects postmodern social phenomenon. There are many different definitions of sustainable tourism that have been developed over the last decade. ...


The Origin of Neo Tourism

Initially the term "Neo Tourism" was generated to explain a form of tourism which has not existed before, to say, "New Tourism". However, with continuous advents of various types of tourism, it has become necessary to categorize those concepts in further details and eventually the “Neo Tourism” has taken more concrete meaning as such including the essential key words in the category. Those essential key words are as follows.


Postmodernism Andy Warhols iconic Marilyn Monroe Postmodernism is an idea that has been extremely controversial and difficult to define among scholars, intellectuals, and historians, because the term implies to many that the modern historical period has passed. ...


Sustainability Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. ...


Digitalization A digital system is one that uses discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values: compare analog. ...


Application of Neo Tourism

The term of "Neo Tourism" can explain the following types of tourism.


•Tourism that satisfies individual interests and purposes appearing with post-modern social change


•Tourism that avoids the environmental destruction and ensure experiencing the untouched nature


•Tourism that manages various matters such as gathering information and making reservation through Internet



The term "Neo Tourism" can be used from the suppliers' point of view as well as the customers' in the following concepts.


•Creating a new type of tourism product by connecting tourism industry with other industries. (ex. Medical tourism, Edu Tourism) Medical tourism is the act of traveling to other countries to obtain medical, dental, and surgical care. ...


•Developing environmentally and socially sustainable tourist attractions


•Utilizing IT technology such as internet and ubiquitous systems to promote and sale the tourism products


See also

Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... There are many different definitions of sustainable tourism that have been developed over the last decade. ...

References

  • World Travel & Tourism Council's New Tourism Blueprint
  • Asia-Pacific Tourism investment Conference 2006
  • Tourism and Sustainability - new tourism in the third world, by Mowforth M. and Munt I.

External links

  • Korea Tourism Organization

 
 

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