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Community-based tourism in Melaka UNESCO world heritage area: A success in food and beverage sector?

Ab Rahman, Syakir Amir and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Bachok, Syahriah and Ibrahim, Mansor and Zen, Ismawi (2017) Community-based tourism in Melaka UNESCO world heritage area: A success in food and beverage sector? Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 15 (1). pp. 89-108. ISSN 1675-6215

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Abstract

Community-based Tourism (CBT) is a tool for local economic development due to its capability and strength to provide economic sources to the resident destination. Given its focus on benefiting the local community, CBT has attracted a significant degree of academic attention. However, to date, there has been little discussion and evidence based on comprehensive studies on local economic benefits with regards to tourism activities in Malaysia as compared to other regions. This study examined tourists' expenditure on food and beverage, and its contribution to the local economic in Melaka UNESCO World Heritage area. A total of 1,000 diary record survey were collected. Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID) was used to model interaction of domestic and international tourists. The results revealed 22.1% of the tourists spent between RM16.00-RM147.50 per trip for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, only 9% (breakfast), 34% (lunch) and 43% (dinner) were channelled to local economy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3833/57310
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourists expenditure, food and beverage, Melaka UNESCO World Heritage area
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 15:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57310

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