Evaluating tourists perception on their travel decisions and behaviours

Awangku Hassanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul, (2011) Evaluating tourists perception on their travel decisions and behaviours. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Climate change has become one of the main concerns to the government, agencies and communities due to its threats toward the nature and humanity today. It is agrowing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security and other dimensions. Shifting weather patterns for example, threaten food production through increased unpredictability of precipitation. Besides that, rising sea levels contaminate coastal freshwater reserves and increase the risk of catastrophic flooding. Climate change in Malaysia is usually associated with extreme weather and seasonality. Extreme weather variables include temperature, rainfall and to a certain extent, wind. Meanwhile, seasonality is always associated with dry andwet/monsoon season. This research sets out to determine the dimension of climate change in Malaysia based on tourists' perception. The establishment of these dimensions will provide structured framework for other researches. The exploratory nature of this research and its comprehensiveness employ both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The findings suggested that there are five dimensions of climate change, which are humidity, rainfall, sea level, vegetation and activity. The findings also suggested that natural resources and environment are the strong elements that affecting the tourism supply. Therefore, this research could establish knowledge on how climatic dimensions affected the socio-economy of a country especially in the tourism industry and help policy-makers to strategize future adaptation planning and responding to the potential threats of climate change in order to achieve sustainable development.

Item Type: Research Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism , economy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 12:44
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 12:44
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/22549

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