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Tourism development and tourism impacts in Kilim Geopark, Langkawi: how local community perceive on economic impact


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Ahmad, Nurul Azwa and Shuib, Ahmad and Ramachandran, Sridar and Mohammad Afandi, Syamsul Herman (2013) Tourism development and tourism impacts in Kilim Geopark, Langkawi: how local community perceive on economic impact. In: International Conference on Tourism Development, 4-5 Feb. 2013, G. Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. (pp. 101-107).

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This paper examines how tourism development of Langkawi into a popular tourist destination and the impacts to the local economy also generating local community income. In the second phase of the development project known as "Langkawi Tourism Blueprints". Langkawi is made into a nature ecotourism destination of international standard and to emphasizes the shift towards content development rather than infrastructure. This transformation, especially in the Kilim Karst Geopark, will being about economic impacts where the government hopes will get local supports.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Keywords: Tourism development; Langkawi; Local community; Langkawi Tourism Blueprints; Kilim Karst Geopark; Economic impact
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 12:50
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 17:50
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29810
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