The Perceptions of organising street dance competition in promoting domestic tourism

Awangku Hassanal Bahar Bin Pengiran Bagula, and Liew, Janie,Heng Mei and Charlie Albert Lasuin, and Juliana Langgat, and Toh, Pei Sung (2012) The Perceptions of organising street dance competition in promoting domestic tourism. Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 6 (1&2). ISSN 1908-8388

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Abstract

This article discusses the outcome of a research on tourism promotion through events where the survey was conducted at Borneo Street Dance (BSD) 2011 in Sabah, one of the states in Malaysia, which was organized by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. The event was held to promote domestic tourism and to attract youth participation in performing arts where they can showcase their talents and creativity. The findings of this research suggested that an event such as BSD is able to attract interest and participation among youth from all over the state and this contributed to the promotion of domestic tourism. The event is able to attract the youth’s interest to fill up their free time with beneficial and favourable activities while exposing them to ethnic diversity in highly diverse Malaysian Borneo states namely Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan. This is where the event also fosters tolerance and understanding about the diversity ethnic among the youth in the said states and thought to be the beneficial to domestic tourism. The research concluded that events such as BSD should be made as an annual event to enhance the promotion of domestic tourism industry in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan among young travellers and VFR that tied up with the event, thus enhancing the sustainability of the tourism industry in Malaysian Borneo.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism , Borneo Street Dance (BSD) , promotion of domestic tourism , ethnic diversity , dance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 03:50
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 03:50
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21386

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