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Visitors satisfaction towards facilities of the giant panda conservation centre, Zoo Negara Malaysia: an exploratory analysis


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Johari, Shazali and Yee, Thoo Poh (2016) Visitors satisfaction towards facilities of the giant panda conservation centre, Zoo Negara Malaysia: an exploratory analysis. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 5 (3). pp. 71-88. ISSN 2289-1471

Abstract

Understanding visitor satisfaction level is essential to attracting and retaining visitors. The purpose of this study is to evaluate visitor satisfaction towards the Giant Panda Conservation Centre (GPCC) facility. GPCC is the latest main attraction in Zoo Negara where two giant pandas, which come under the Malaysia-China Giant Panda International Conservation Agreement programme, are located and exhibited for visitors. To date, there has been no significant research done regarding visitor satisfaction on the facilities at GPCC. We used a quantitative method and employed a purposive sampling approach. The level of visitor satisfaction was measured using a four-point Likert scale. A self-administered questionnaire was used to survey a sample of 250 visitors. The data gathered were analysed using descriptive analysis. Results indicate that the visitors were satisfied with the overall facilities provided. However, there were a few facilities which gained lower satisfaction levels from the visitors. Therefore, the GPCC management should continue to maintain the standard of facilities that they are providing and take serious consideration in improving on those that recorded lower satisfaction.


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Item Type: Article
Publisher: Taylor's University
Keywords: Conservation areas; Recreational facilities, Zoological garden
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:17
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53233
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