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Alternative tourism is the counter-cultural rejection of modern mass tourism on one hand and the counter-cultural conception of sustainable tourism on the other hand. It involves personal and authentic travel while encouraging interaction with the nature, community and the people. The alternative...

Author(s)
Fency Sivadasan
Publisher
Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, India
Citation
Journal of Tourism, 2017, 18, 2, pp 31-47
Abstract

The tourism industry contributes to the national economy and local development. It also gives, through direct and indirect involvement, positive impact on the local community itself by improving its quality of life and well-being. Hence, the rationale for the identification of the tourism potential ...

Author(s)
Nadiah Abdul Halim; Choy ErAh; Adam, J. H.; Mohd Afiq, A. J.; Siti Norhafizah, A. T.
Publisher
Universiti Kebangsaan, Selngor, Malaysia
Citation
Geografia. Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 2012, 8, 9, pp 13-21
Abstract

Modern-day tourists are becoming more demanding than ever and this has increased the competition in tourism industry. Based on the tourists' perceptions, it is crucial to recognise the key success factors that act as the ultimate driving forces that will undeniably help in the development of the...

Author(s)
Chin CheeHua; Lo MayChiun
Publisher
Inderscience, Olney, UK
Citation
International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, 2017, 5, 3, pp 227-247
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The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between local communities' involvement and sustainable rural tourism development in the existing tourism industry in Kuching namely, Kampung Annah Rais and Kampung Darul Islam Belimbing. In tourism industry, the way how tourism stakeholders are ...

Author(s)
Fong SookFun; Lo MayChiun
Publisher
Varna University of Management (ex International University College), Varna, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2015, 11, pp 125-146
Abstract

In the rural tourism industry, the environment has emerged to be of most concern to the local communities, followed by social-cultural and economic issues. Stemming from the awareness, the environment has become one of the main pillars for sustainable tourism development, particularly, rural...

Author(s)
Chin CheeHua; Lo MayChiun; Abang Azlan Mohamad; Vikneswaran Nair
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Development, 2017, 10, 3, pp 120-132
Abstract

Rural tourism is an integrated part in the services field, and this industry has long been recognized as a valuable tool for economic development in rural destinations. However, the multiplying growth of rural tourism destinations has led to a stiff competition among the industry. Thus, the...

Author(s)
Lo MayChiun; Chin CheeHua; Law FungYee
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2019, 19, 2, pp 139-157
Abstract

The future of the tourism industry is dependent on local communities' ability to develop and sustain tourism developments, especially in sensitive rural areas. But there is limited research on this topic to guide tourism authorities and governments. In particular, few studies have studied...

Author(s)
Fong SookFun; Lo MayChiun; Songan, P.; Vikneswaran Nair
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 22, 2, pp 147-159
Abstract

This study examines the non-stationarity of visitor arrivals in Sarawak using monthly data for the period January 2001 to October 2013. Using a newly introduced unit root test, the study observes that the null of non-stationarity can be rejected in all the 10 major foreign tourism markets in...

Author(s)
Solarin, S. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2015, 26, 2, pp 298-300
Abstract

There are divergent views concerning the efficacy of pro-poor community-based tourism as a tool for community development. Although theoretical perspectives give rise to optimism, the evidence leaves some doubt. There is merit therefore in paying attention to the facilitating conditions under which ...

Author(s)
Harris, R. W.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2009, 14, 2, pp 125-135
Abstract

Despite the importance of quality of services in the rural tourism sector, it is somewhat surprising that little study has been done to delve into the fundamental contributive factors that contribute to quality of services from the tourists' perceptions. This is the first known study undertaken...

Author(s)
Chin CheeHua; Lo MayChiun
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 22, 4, pp 465-479

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