Community-based ecotourism development and local community participation

Awangku Hasanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul, (2005) Community-based ecotourism development and local community participation. In: 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism - Education Forum, 2-5 October 2005, Pattaya, Thailand.

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The focus of this paper is on the ecotourism development and its local community participation. The methodology selected is comparative case studies method. The data gathered are from various stakeholders. They are 1) Local community; 2) Government and its related agencies and Non-Governmental Agencies; 3) Business; and 4) Tourists. Four ecotourism sites in Sabah were selected, which are Kampung Bavanggazo, Batu Puteh, Kampung Rantai and Sukau. The comparative analysis suggested more similarities rather than dissimilarities between and among four sites. The similarities are consistent with the general ecotourism characteristics, and that is a small-scale operation; the products offered are nature-based with some level of involvement from the local community where benefits channelled to the local environment and economies. Even with a lot of similarities, the nature of operation individualises each site.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ecotourism, Community, Development, Participation
Subjects:?? G154.9-155.8 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:2484
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:21 Mar 2011 10:59
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 14:19

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