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Resident perception towards tourism development in Mabul Island : Palao and Suluk community

Mohamad, Norhaya Hanum (2011) Resident perception towards tourism development in Mabul Island : Palao and Suluk community. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.

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Tourism development plays an important role in enhancing economies.The purpose of this research is to identify the perceptions of residents in the Mabul Island towards the impacts of tourism development. Two different community respondents were selected using a random sampling technique to complete a survey instrument. Personal observation was also carried out to observe the nature of host-guest interactions at this area. Model suggested by Butler 1975 use in the present study was valid and reliable in predicting host residents’ interactive behavior with tourists.Survey findings reveal that Suluk People at stage "Passive-positives: passively agreeing with and accepting something" toward tourism development.For Palao people, they are in stage “Passive-negative: resigned acceptance of something one disagrees with”, however they still view the tourism more in a positive way.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Perancangan Pelancongan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2011; Supervisor : Dr. Hairul Nizam Ismail
Uncontrolled Keywords:tourism, perception, Mabul Island
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:36946
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:03 Mar 2014 15:27
Last Modified:26 Feb 2020 12:46

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