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Estimation of visitors' preferences for house boat service attributes by using a choice experiment


Wan Mohamad, Wan Norhidayah and Radam, Alias and Yacob, Mohd Rusli (2012) Estimation of visitors' preferences for house boat service attributes by using a choice experiment. In: National Research & Innovation Conference for Graduate Students in Social Sciences (GS-NRIC 2012), 7-9 Dec. 2012, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka. (pp. 424-434).


This paper aims to capture the level of satisfaction of the visitors towards the ecotourism service attributes at Kenyir Lake, by providing results of a valuation study on the house boat services, which is the main focus in the research. A choice experiment is employed to estimate the visitors’ preferences for houseboat service attributes. The attributes investigated were tourist guide (TG), provision of safety equipment (SAFE), coverage for communication system (COMM), package of activities (ACTV) and extra package price (EPP). The simple conditional logit (CL) model is estimated to identify the preferences of the visitors from various service options of house boat attributes. Finding of this study can assist house boat operators and policy makers in order to identify the real concerns and issues which could be useful for the development and improvement of house boat services and the implementation of relevant policies that appropriate with the current service condition.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Choice experiment; Kenyir Lake; Ecotourism; Conditional logit model; House boat services
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 07:44
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51272
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