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Degree of contact and local perceptions of tourism impacts: A case study of homestay programme in Sarawak


Sita, Sharon Esther Donny and Mohd Nor, Nor Ashikin (2015) Degree of contact and local perceptions of tourism impacts: A case study of homestay programme in Sarawak. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 211. pp. 903-910. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship of the different degrees of contact between the locals and the tourists which affect the locals’ perceptions of the tourism impacts, and analyses how these perceptions explain their support for additional tourism development or restrictions at Kampung Benuk (KB) homestay. A semi-structured interview based on snowball sampling was conducted and the data were analysed manually.Results revealed that different degrees of contact affect the locals’ perceptions of the tourism impacts and the support for tourism development.The findings provided strategies for the government and other tourism agencies to increase the benefits of the homestay programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homestay programme; degree of contact; locals' perceptions; tourism impacts; Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Ashikin Mohd. Nor
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 02:43
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016 02:43
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16828

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