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Analysing visitors' perception is one way to gauge whether a tourist destination can fulfil the varied needs of its customers. Using factor analysis, the perception patterns of the visitors to Tioman in Malaysia were grouped into 4 topical aspects, i.e., environment, recreation, social and...

Author(s)
Shuib, A.; Abdullah, N. M. R.
Citation
Malaysian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1991, 8, pp 1-12
Abstract

The boting romin (longhouse) is traditional to the Bidayuh people of Sarawak and constitutes a strong tourist attraction. However, nowadays people are moving to simple detached houses in their gardens or paddy fields or to sites of better access to town and longhouses are falling into disuse and...

Author(s)
Noeb, L. M.
Citation
Sarawak Gazette, 1992, 129, 1520, pp 4-18
Abstract

Conservation of historic areas and buildings has become an increasingly important feature in Peninsular Malaysia's older cities. The most recent heritage conservation projects, focused on the three main tourism centres of Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang, are receiving political and financial...

Author(s)
Cartier, C. L.
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 1996, 21, 1, pp 45-53
Abstract

Twenty five papers are presented from seven sessions of an international seminar held on ecotourism for forest conservation and community development. The focus is on Asia. The sessions are: overview of ecotourism, realistic expectations, and current trends and issues (five papers); ecotourism in...

Publisher
Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
RECOFTC report, 1997, No. 15, pp x + 281 pp.
Abstract

A preliminary discussion of park based ecotourism is presented focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The question of the degree of congruence between the conservation objectives of reserves and the interests of ecotourism is addressed. Following an introduction topics covered are: national...

Author(s)
Hitchcock, M.; Jay, S.
Publisher
Curzon Press Ltd, Richmond, UK
Citation
Environmental challenges in South-East Asia., 1998, pp 305-316
Abstract

A case study of ecotourism in Thailand and its immediate neighbouring countries is provided. Although it is argued that ecotourism is less important in relative terms than similarly endowed countries such as Costa Rica, Nepal and Kenya, two main components can be identified in the Thai ecotourism...

Author(s)
Weaver, D.
Publisher
CAB INTERNATIONAL, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Ecotourism in the less developed world., 1998, pp 160-179
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environmental dimension.

This chapter describes the five components of the environmental dimension of sustainable tourism, namely: natural resources; the natural environment; the farmed environment; wildlife; and the built environment. It also shows that: (i) tourism can have both negative and positive impacts on the...

Author(s)
Swarbrooke, J.
ISBN
1999 CAB International (H ISBN 0851993141)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper describes the tourism management at Kinabalu Park in Sabah, Malaysia. It discusses: the tourism attraction and development of facilities; visitor arrivals; revenue; park policy; visitor or tourism impacts; steps taken to manage visitors or tourists; and the park's public awareness...

Author(s)
Basintal, P.
Publisher
DOC Science Publishing, Science & Research Unit, Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand
Citation
Proceedings of the World Heritage Managers Workshop, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, 26-30 October, 2000, 2001, pp 99-103
Abstract

It is argued that coastal ecotourism can play an important role in reducing the pressure on coastal resouces in South East Asia. This pressure arises from the competing demand from the subsistence requirements of local communities; biodiversity conservation; and recreational demands from...

Author(s)
Wong PohPoh
Publisher
United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France
Citation
Industry and Environment, 2001, 24, 3/4, pp 20-24
Abstract

This research analyses individuals' willingness to pay (WTP) for the conservation of tourism spots in the Damai district, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The study applied the dichotomous choice contingent valuation method to a random sample of 160 domestic visitors. Results indicated a per person...

Author(s)
Alias Radam; Shazali Abu Mansor; Abas Said; Afizah Merican
Publisher
Centre for Research on Tourism, Bandung, Indonesia
Citation
ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism, 2002, 1, 1, pp 53-62

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