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Environmental tourism carrying capacity study by using multi criteria evaluation approach in Royal Belum State Park, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Mohd Nayan, Noorul Iffa and Mohd Din, Shamzani Affendy and Abdullah, Alias and Chee, Hon Loong (2011) Environmental tourism carrying capacity study by using multi criteria evaluation approach in Royal Belum State Park, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. In: Tourism and Architecture. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 27-35. ISBN 978-967-418-131-4

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Abstract

Tourism provides opportunities for local regional development but as the brisk growth it exerts pressure on environmental and cultural resources. The environmental problems have reached over the limit of pressure where the natural ecosystem is unable to absorb the stresses of accelerating economic growth and human population rapid growth. Thus, it leads to the evolvement of the term 'sustainability' in any kind of development. Theoretically, tourism needs to be developed which focus on managing and controlling tourism growth pertaining to the capacity of local systems to sustain the growth; a balanced development to meet both needs. Environmental Tourism carrying capacity (ETCC) is regarded to be as a management tool which involves dynamic elements of decision makings on tourist destinations and its consequential elements. The use of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in this research examines significant indicators which have strong characteristics in scientifically defensible and valuable in management. This paper demonstrates the ETCC survey model by amalgamation of three sources with the deliberation of criteria for indicators selection. The survey model analyses the ecosystem resilience at Royal Belum State Park, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The structural framework proposes to be implemented in demonstrating the limits of environmental tourism carrying capacity at the park.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3890/18753
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development, Environmental Tourism Carrying Capacity, AHP, Royal Belum State Park
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Shamzani Affendy Mohd Din
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 17:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18753

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