Evaluating Visitor’s Preferences of Ecotourism and Management Attributes in Kubah National Park: A Choice Experiment Approach

Nor Afiza, Abu Bakar and Dayang Affizzah, Awang Marikan and Salbiah, Edman and Siti Aisyah, Ya'kob (2018) Evaluating Visitor’s Preferences of Ecotourism and Management Attributes in Kubah National Park: A Choice Experiment Approach. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 52 (1). pp. 47-57. ISSN 1261962

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/JEM-2018-5201-4


The growing numbers of national parks worldwide have somehow attracted the interests of nations around the world as it is now one of the important income generator for the tourism industry of a particular country. Since its inauguration, the concept of national parks has developed and expanded based on the important attributes of its environmental resources, albeit it is frequently affliated to the possibilities of conservation and preservation of the biodiversity and its environment. The central motivation for this study is to estimate visitor’s preferences for improvement in ecotourism and management in Kubah National Park (KNP) by utilizing the economic valuation tools, specifcally the choice experiment (CE) model. Accordingly, the focus of this study is limited to the valuation of ecotourism and management attributes of KNP, Sarawak, Malaysia. Choice experiment of the stated preference approach was utilized and fve attributes of ecotourism and management attributes were identifed, namely; (i) amenities (AMT), (ii) information availability (INFO), (iii) interpretive trails availability (ITA), (iv) park guide availability (PG) and (v) entrance fee charges (MPRICE). Information and statistics were gathered using questionnaires from face-to face interviews. Conditional logit (CLGT) model analyses involving a sample of 303 respondents was carried out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecotourism attribute; management attribute; choice experiment; conditional logit; Kubah National Park, 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
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 08:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2021 22:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25333

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