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Role of creativity in enhancing visitors' experience in outdoor recreation activities: a preliminary study


Isa, Siti Suriawati and Aziz, Azlizam (2013) Role of creativity in enhancing visitors' experience in outdoor recreation activities: a preliminary study. The Malaysian Forester, 76 (2). pp. 164-171. ISSN 0302-2935


Creativity and innovation are becoming key elements to attract visitors to a destination in this era. These elements will provide a better understanding of the activities that the market player and stakeholders' have to offer that can satisfy the needs and wants from the market. Based on that notion this study was undertaken to examine creativity and innovation elements used by Malaysian outdoor recreation stakeholders and market players for their activities at selected popular tourism destinations. Mixed methods were applied to get an in depth understanding about this topic. Personal interviews with the stakeholders, market players and outdoor recreation users were conducted in the first stage. The results of the initial phase of the study indicate that the outdoor recreation development in Kedah is limited, in Pahang there are areas for improvement while in Selangor, development needs more creative approaches. This study found that outdoor recreation has substantial potential in Kedah, Pahang and Selangor due to their rich natural resources suitable for outdoor recreation activities. However, creativity is still lacking relating to the activities and marketing aspects in outdoor recreation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia
Keywords: Creativity; Malaysia; Outdoor recreation; Visitors' experience
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 02:58
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 02:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29180
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