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The implications of streetscape improvement on tourist behaviour at the old quarter of Melaka

Hassim, Nurulhalim (2006) The implications of streetscape improvement on tourist behaviour at the old quarter of Melaka. Masters thesis, University Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment : Tourism Planning Dept..

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Abstract

Melaka is currently applying to be listed as a World Heritage Site. The Old Quarter of Melaka is a part of the conservation area under consideration. In the year 2004, streetscape improvement was completed here. This introduction caused various implications to the behaviour of those utilising this area. In the case of the Old Quarter of Melaka, tourist was one such group. In order to fulfil new tourists need and behaviour, many changes have taken place in this area. Would these changes affect Melaka’s application for the listing? Using quantitative method, this research began by identifying who are the tourists visiting this area, the sites they visited, the activities they participated in, and information and experience they sought. All these factors contribute in determining what was their behaviour within this area. By utilising the Expectation Disconfirmation Method, a clear picture was unveiled about the level of their pre-trip expectation compared to their actual experiences. Their overall satisfaction level was also ascertained. The outcome of this research highlighted the urgency for the need of proper visitor management techniques in order to minimize negative impact and ensure the success of Melaka in becoming a World Heritage Site

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Master of Science (Tourism Planning) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords:Streetscape improvement; heritage site; tourism; Melaka
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:2517
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:23 Apr 2007 06:23
Last Modified:03 Jul 2012 03:40

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