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Local communities' perceptions towards economic impact of rural tourism development in Kilim Geopark, Langkawi


Ahmad, Nurul Azwa and Shuib, Ahmad (2012) Local communities' perceptions towards economic impact of rural tourism development in Kilim Geopark, Langkawi. In: Postgraduate Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities 2012 (PCSSH 2012), 9-10 July 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). .

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Purpose – The study identifies the local communities’ perception on economic impacts in a rural area whom experiencing an economic transition. The studies focus on residents in the area of popular tourism developments in the region. Design/Methodology/Approach – Likert scale will be use to measure perceptions on economic impacts, question will be asked about indicators in economic impacts that happening in that area, the questionnaire involve their perceptions will be positive or negative impacts and whether they are agree or disagree with tourism development that happening in that area. Results/Originality – The finding from these studies will emphasizes the importance of perceptions of local communities’ as criteria to determine the effectiveness of rural tourism development in Kilim Geopark, Langkawi, local communities’ perception is also importance to guide tourism development in that area and these studies also could be beneficial to provide information to the government and also Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) in term of making appropriate decisions for future development of the rural tourism development sector. Finally, from all economic indicators that have been measured, one numerical indicator of impacts of rural tourism development will come out from the finding of the results.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Business, UNIMAS
Keywords: Local communities'; Perceptions; Economic impacts; Rural area; Tourism development; Numerical indicators; Kilim Geopark; Langkawi
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 16:24
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 16:24
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