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Wildlife tourism is a growing industry globally and visitor satisfaction is vital to ensure its long-term sustainability. The Lower Kinabatangan River is a premier wildlife tourism destination that is affected by surrounding land uses and needs careful management to ensure it continues to provide...

Author(s)
Newsome, D.; Rodger, K.; Pearce, J.; Chan, K. L. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 6, pp 729-746
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Malaysia is in the progress of diversifying its economic activities towards a service-based economy to create highly payable jobs and to achieve a developed nation status by 2020. At the same time, the world had recognized healthcare sector as a highly potential global industry Therefore, based on...

Author(s)
Thilagavathi Krishnan; Shankar Chelliah
Publisher
Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster, Penang, Malaysia
Citation
Proceedings of International Conference on Tourism Development, 'Building the future of tourism', Penang, Malaysia, 4-5 February 2013, 2013, pp 364-376
Abstract

This paper examine the concept of tourist engagement modeled as a second-order composite in the context of a heritage destination in Malaysia. In doing so, this study investigates the direct and indirect effects of tourist engagement through satisfaction on destination loyalty. Data was collected...

Author(s)
Rasoolimanesh, S. M.; Shuhaida Md Noor; Schuberth, F.; Mastura Jaafar
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 2019, 39, 7/8, pp 559-574
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Malaysia's tourism industry has recorded significant growth rate over the past years. Using the case of the Langkawi Island, this study is motivated by the connectivity between the island's tourism industry and economic sector with specific attention given to adopting a suitable approach for ...

Author(s)
Azizan Marzuki; Mohammad, D.; Shardy Abdullah
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2015, 26, 1, pp 21-31
Abstract

Purpose - This study aims to examine the direct influence of perceived destination quality on tourists' behavioural intentions and the indirect effect through satisfaction, in the context of rural tourism destinations in Malaysia. It also aims to investigate how tourists' socio-demographic...

Author(s)
Sushila Devi Rajaratnam; Vikneswaran Nair; Saeed Pahlevan Sharif; Uma Thevi Munikrishnan
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bingley, UK
Citation
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 2015, 7, 5, pp 463-472
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This issue includes 16 papers and an abstract from the Tropical Tourism Outlook Conference on the theme of balancing tourism development and sustainability. Issues addressed by the papers include visitor interpretation, ecotourism, marketing, local community participation, tourist behaviour and...

Author(s)
Lew, A. A.; Othman, N.; Saufi, A.; Andilolo, I.
Publisher
Commission on the Geography of Tourism and Leisure and Global Change, International Geographical Union,
Citation
Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, 2016, 3, pp 1-188
Abstract

Like any other developing countries, the promise of economic wealth arising from nature travelling is too hard to ignore. As a result, eco-tourist destinations in Malaysia are aggressively developed. Taman Negara, one of Malaysia's premier national parks is one such example. This study, believed to ...

Author(s)
Sofiah Abd. Rahman; Normala Daud
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2011, 14, 3/4, pp 206-224
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Malaysian government considers medical tourism as one of the leading contributors towards the country's revenue and economic growth. In sustaining and promoting the industry, it is imperative to provide continuous quality service. To do so, Malaysian private hospitals need to address the key...

Author(s)
Wan Normila Mohamad; Azizah Omar; Mahmod Sabri Haron
Publisher
Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster, Penang, Malaysia
Citation
Proceedings of International Conference on Tourism Development, 'Building the future of tourism', Penang, Malaysia, 4-5 February 2013, 2013, pp 385-396
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Purpose: The medical tourism industry has become one of the most profitable industries around the world wherein most of the countries exploit every effort to attract medical tourists to take advantage of its medical care benefits. The purpose of this study is to explore the determinants of...

Author(s)
Muhammad Khalilur Rahman
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 3, pp 739-758
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Malaysian healthcare system is developing new dimension by exploring medical tourism to enhance the countries revenue. Porter's Competitive Advantage Model will be adopted in this study to see the relationship between competitive advantage, medical tourists' satisfaction and strategies adopted by...

Author(s)
Thilagavathi Krishnan; Shankar Chelliah
Publisher
Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster, Penang, Malaysia
Citation
Proceedings of 2nd Regional Conference on Tourism Research, 'Venturing into new tourism research', Penang, Malaysia, 22 November 2011 , 2011, pp 231-243

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