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Social carrying capacity of ecotourism National Park Kuala Tahan


Ismail, Mohd Muzzammil and Jaafar, Mastura and Mohamad, Diana and Paijo, Mohd Amirul Nizam (2016) Social carrying capacity of ecotourism National Park Kuala Tahan. In: International Conference on Government & Public Affairs 2016 (ICOGPA2016), October 5th - 6th, 2016, School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Increasing recreational activities in National Park potentially affect the recreational quality. Carrying capacities for protected area such as National Park are highly essential factor for tourism management.The use of carrying capacity as predominant method synthetically presented in this study is focused on National Park Kuala Tahan, Pahang (NPKT).This study explores the concept of social carrying capacity (SCC) where concentration on the factors of individuals which park visitors becomes uncomfortable - satisfaction perception. For the SCC, 300 interviews were conducted at the study area exploring social attributes of tourism development and collected data subjected to a series of descriptive analysis methods.Output from factor analysis and mean scores confirmed that the ecotourism potentially provides a sustainable approach to tourism development in Malaysia. This study identifies the positives and negatives social effects of ecotourism development in NPKT from the perspectives of tourist’s satisfaction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-44661-7-6 Organized by: School Of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok Kedah, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social carrying capacity; tourist satisfaction; social effect
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Muzzammil Ismail
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 08:05
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 08:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20355

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