Finding value in a heritage landscape: The visitors' perception study

Shuib, K.B and Hashim, H. and Bahrain, N.K. (2015) Finding value in a heritage landscape: The visitors' perception study. Theory and Practice in Hospitality and Tourism Research - Proceedings of the 2nd International Hospitality and Tourism Conference 2014. pp. 555-559. ISSN ISBN: 978-113802706-0

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There is no doubt that heritage landscape like Bukit Melawati in Kuala Selangor is rich in history and possesses unique character that attracts many local visitors and foreign tourists. However, several literature has highlighted that there is a general public neglect of these valuable heritage due to ignorance which has led to some historical and heritage sites being abandoned or damaged. This paper presents the findings from a study on visitors' perception on Bukit Melawati as a significant heritage tourism destination in the state of Selangor. Some 215 visitors responded to the questionnaire survey carried out at the site. The findings from the study highlighted the tourism potentials and also the perceptions of the visitors about the various monuments, relics and historical remains available at Bukit Melawati. Several suggestions for ensuring a more sustainable tourism of the site are presented at the end of the paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic and heritage landscapes; Sustainable tourism; Visitors' perception, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 03:36
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 01:16

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