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Readiness and participation of local community for river-based tourism development in Sabak Awor, Muar, Johor

Zuhairi, Siti Nur Aishah and Abd Rahman, Nur Hidayah and Abas, Siti Aisah and Sawari, Siti Salwa and Abdul Latif, Samshul Amry and Wirakusuma, Reiza Miftah (2020) Readiness and participation of local community for river-based tourism development in Sabak Awor, Muar, Johor. In: 4th International Seminar On Tourism 2020, 4 November 2020, Bandung, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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The research on river-based tourism in terms of community participation and readiness for river-based tourism development is still limited, especially in the Malaysian context. For instance, this study intends to explore the readiness and participation of the local community for river-based tourism development in Sabak Awor, Muar. A qualitative approach is adopted to this study on the readiness and community participation for river-based tourism development in Sabak Awor village, Muar through the semi-structured interview questions. A total of five residents have participated in the interview. The analyses have yielded into five main findings, namely the low level of knowledge influence local’s readiness, tourism resources presents the creation of tourism activities in the area, low involvement in participation in decision-making process and planning, high involvement of the community in tourism operation and management, and benefits gained in terms of economic, infrastructure of the village, and personal development of the community. This study contributes to the planning and development of river-based tourism activities. The findings are beneficial for the management of the key players in the tourism industry to promote the potential of Sabak Awor village as a new tourism destination, specifically for river-based tourism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8577/87209
Uncontrolled Keywords: community readiness, community participation, river based tourism, Muar River, tourism planning and development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Hidayah Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2020 08:36
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2020 08:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87209

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