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Influences of tourist motivation on CBT marketing strategies: case study of Kilim Geopark, Langkawi


Mohammad Afandi, Syamsul Herman and Ramachandran, Sridar and Shuib, Ahmad and Zameli, Nurul Hikmah and Matthew, Nitanan Koshy and Sapari, Mohamad Safee (2012) Influences of tourist motivation on CBT marketing strategies: case study of Kilim Geopark, Langkawi. In: Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism 2012: Scaling up Community-Based Ecotourism, 18-19 May 2012, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. .

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Community based tourism (CBT) has been a well-known practices in many country. CBT provide tourists the opportunity to experience and respect traditional cultures and rituals, to discover the physical local environment and etc. Nevertheless, tourists visit CBT area with a variety of motives. Understanding tourists’ motivation help in marketing CBT since the tourism providers understand what tourist seek and expects from their vacation. Considering the lack of information regarding motivation research in the Langkawi Islands, this study had been conducted to examine the recreational motives among tourist at Kilim Geopark, Langkawi. This study reveals that main motive of tourist to Kilim Geopark were to enjoy the scenery based on the resources of Langkawi and the beautiful scenery and beaches. Visitors also love to rest and relax during their holiday and to temporary escape from their daily life by spending their leisure time in Langkawi Islands. Hence, it is imperative to conserve Kilim natural environment. This paper demonstrates that understanding tourist motivation for pristine natural resources is a key factor of tourist arrivals which is useful in marketing such area.

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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
Keywords: Visitor; Local community; Natural resources; Motivational factor
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:40
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:40
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