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Inclusive Events and People with Disabilities (PWDs)

Abd Shukor, Suryati and Abdul Rahman, Nik Adzrieman (2018) Inclusive Events and People with Disabilities (PWDs). In: SMMTC Postgraduate Symposium 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Events are important in tourism as they can enhance the attraction of tourist destinations and enrich the experiences of tourists. Additionally, hosting events such as cultural celebrations and arts festivals can generate a positive impact, revitalise traditions and culture; enhance national pride; and develop a sense of belonging. In the context of tourism field, much research has shown there are some efforts to include people with disabilities (PWDs) into the society by encouraging social tourism and accessible tourism. However, in event management, there are limited studies which focus on the topics of inclusive events and PWDs especially in the context of Malaysia. Thus, the main aim of this paper is to explore on event managers perspective pertaining inclusive events and PWDs. This paper will emphasis at the possibilities for event managers to organise inclusive events. It will also focus on event managers’ awareness towards PWDs as their potential attendees. Apart from that, it is also aimed at assessing the impending barriers for the event managers in their intention to manage an inclusive event.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN 978-967-0910-77-2 Organized by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive Events, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2019 01:19
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2019 01:19

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