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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

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
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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
Abstract

Community-based ecotourism is one of the most dynamic sectors of the Malaysian tourism industry. The destinations include remote traditional communities where national parks, game reserves and other protected areas serve as the background setting for such activities. Ecotourism's principle is...

Author(s)
Amat Ramsa Yaman; Abdullah Mohd
Publisher
ANSInet, Asian Network for Scientific Information, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
Journal of Applied Sciences, 2004, 4, 4, pp 583-589
Abstract

This study determines visitors' preferences of ecotourism attributes in the Redang Island Marine Park in Malaysia. This study employs the Choice Experiments (CE), the Conditional Logit (CL) to investigate the visitors' preferences of the ecotourism attributes. The personal interview has been made...

Author(s)
Yacob, M. R.; Radam, A.; Rawi, S. B.
Publisher
ANSInet, Asian Network for Scientific Information, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance, 2009, 3, 1, pp 12-21
Abstract

Paraboea (including Trisepalum) is represented by 36 species in Malaysia and displays a high level of endemism (80%) and 31 of its species are restricted to limestone habitats. Two species are endemic in Sabah, of the 11 species in Sarawak 10 are endemic, and in Peninsular Malaysia 16 of the 24...

Author(s)
Kiew, R.; Ummul-Nazrah, A. R.; Chua, L. S. L.
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, Singapore
Citation
Gardens' Bulletin (Singapore), 2011, 63, 1/2, pp 433-450
Abstract

Ecotourism has evolved over the past three decades to emerge as lucrative sector. The main worrying aspect of this growth is that its original precepts of responsible travel, environmental conservation and the enfranchisement of local populations is steadily giving way to predatory economic...

Author(s)
Er, A. C.; Sivapalan, S.; Abd. Rahim, M. N.; Toriman, M. E.; Adam, J. H.; Buang, A.
Publisher
IDOSI Publications, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
World Applied Sciences Journal, 2011, 13, (SDISEP), pp 110-113
Abstract

Nature-based tourism can generate important revenue to support conservation of biodiversity. However, constant exposure to tourists and subsequent chronic activation of stress responses can produce pathological effects, including impaired cognition, growth, reproduction, and immunity in the same...

Author(s)
Muehlenbein, M. P.; Ancrenaz, M.; Sakong, R.; Ambu, L.; Prall, S.; Fuller, G.; Raghanti, M. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, 3, pp e33357

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