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Local economic benefit in shopping and transportation: a study on tourists’ expenditure in Melaka, Malaysia

Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Ab Rahman, Syakir Amir and Bachok, Syahriah and Ibrahimy, Muhammad Ibn (2016) Local economic benefit in shopping and transportation: a study on tourists’ expenditure in Melaka, Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 222. pp. 374-381. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This study investigated the tourists’ expenditure pattern in Melaka city and its contribution to the local economy. Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID) was chosen to model the interaction for domestic and inbound tourists in transportation and shopping sectors and subsequently identify the local economic benefits. Results revealed that the tourists exhibited low expenditure levels (RM18.50 and below) in the transportation sector, contributing less benefits to the local economy as most tourists chose to walk. The tourists also demonstrated low levels of expenditure (RM75 and below) in the shopping sector, but contributed to the local economy by shopping in Jonker Street.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5833/52141
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourists expenditure; local economic; transportation; shopping
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 16:41
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 16:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52141

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