Homestay re-visit implementation model based on spatial perspective in Langkawi Island / Zakaria Mat Arof, Tarmiji Masron and Noor Aniza Mat Ail

Mat Arof, Zakaria and Masron, Tarmiji and Mat Ail, Noor Aniza (2014) Homestay re-visit implementation model based on spatial perspective in Langkawi Island / Zakaria Mat Arof, Tarmiji Masron and Noor Aniza Mat Ail. Jurnal Intelek, 9 (1). pp. 34-39. ISSN 2231-7716

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Abstract

Homestay program is actively promoted as a community based tourism product in Malaysia. Officially, in 1995 this program was launched by Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia in Temerloh, Pahang. This study was undertaken with the aim of investigating a practicing model of homestay management in Langkawi Island. Various variables of the communities’ participation and homestay management practices were identified, analysed and plotted. The field data survey was recorded in person and positioned by handheld GPS (Global Positioning System). Spatial and non-spatial data were processed through GIS (Geographic Information System). Various spatial integrations through GIS re-classing activities including neighbourhood, proximity and overlaying were carried out. The result displayed various perspectives of the existing homestay distribution in Langkawi. It is found that practicing model can be classified into three namely A, B and C. The paper also discusses the issue of participation, activities as well as distribution. The result could support the re-thinking of homestay location, management and program since it plays a very important role in the development of tourism in Langkawi Island that will ensure the economic sustainability among local communities.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Mat Arof, ZakariaUNSPECIFIED
Masron, TarmijiUNSPECIFIED
Mat Ail, Noor AnizaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > Travel and state. Tourism > Malaysia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Geographic information systems > Malaysia
T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Industry, Community and Alumni Network (PJIM & A)
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Intelek
ISSN: 2231-7716
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 34-39
Item ID: 12411
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homestay concept, GIS application, Tourism Langkawi
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 08:03
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12411

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