Adventure tourism: a study of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah

Nik Alif Amri Nik Hashim and Sun, Boyd Fatt and Tini Maizura Mohtar and Zaimatul Awang and Raja Norliana Raja Omar and Eni Noreni Mohamad Zain and Munirah Mahshar and Muhammad Jaffri Mohd Nasir (2020) Adventure tourism: a study of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah. European Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, 7. pp. 2440-2446. ISSN 2515-8260

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Adventure tourism is one of the main travel activities in the world. For instance, adventure tourism is among the primary contributors to the economy in Sabah, which is undertaken by most travellers who visit the state. This study was conducted to identify the perceptions of the local Sabahan visitors regarding adventure tourism activities at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Other than identifying the services and activities offered at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, this study also seeks to examine how adventure tourism activities impact the environment of the islands. A 300 set of self-administrated questionnaires were distributed to the local visitors of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands (Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and Gaya). It was found that the majority of the local visitors indeed know about adventure tourism activities and they were satisfied with the services and activities offered at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. While adventure tourism activities are deemed unharmful to the environment as they are believed to benefit the economy, it remains imperative that the infrastructure on the islands be improved. This study will benefit policymakers and tourism operators in Malaysia, especially in Sabah with insightful findings for the Sabah Parks management and Sabah Tourism Board in undertaking promotional ideas that pique the interests of potential tourists to visit the islands whilst sustaining the long-term environment of the islands.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adventure tourism , Perception , Resident , Tunku Abdul Rahman Park , Sabah
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General). Atlases. Maps > G1-922 Geography (General) > G149-180 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9-155.8 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 15:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 15:07
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/30406

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