Pattern of small hotel businesses: a perspective from the practitioners / Khairil Wahidin Awang …[et al.]

Awang, Khairil Wahidin and Abdul Aziz, Yuhanis and Samdin, Zaiton (2011) Pattern of small hotel businesses: a perspective from the practitioners / Khairil Wahidin Awang …[et al.]. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, 3 (3). pp. 69-84. ISSN 1985-8914 , 2590-3837

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Abstract

Tourism has been depicted as a sector that is dominated by large business establishments. Nevertheless, the participation of the small businesses cannot be simply ignored. Their existence in sheer number indicates their vast influence to the tourism industry, including their contributions to the local economies. This paper aims to elucidate the factors that shape the development of these small businesses. Focus was given to the pattern of ownership. Having insight to this phenomenon could further propel local tourism industry to greater height, in parallel with the Malaysia’s notion of growing and sustaining the sector as one of the country’s top economic earner. Data from in-depth interviews with owner-managers of small hotels formed the bulk of the arguments. Findings, among others, suggest that although the sector has low entry level, many operators still faced major obstacles in starting or sustaining their operations, thus hindering the potential growth of the sector.

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Item Type: Article
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Awang, Khairil Wahidin
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Abdul Aziz, Yuhanis
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Samdin, Zaiton
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel and the state. Tourism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > Heritage tourism. Cultural tourism
T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA)
ISSN: 1985-8914 , 2590-3837
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 69-84
Official URL: https://www.jthca.org/
Item ID: 44496
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism development, low entry, accommodation, small hotels, government, in-depth interviews, owner-managers, Kelantan.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44496

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