Empowering Local Communities through Tourism Entrepreneurship: The Case of Micro Tourism Entrepreneurs in Langkawi Island

Nordin, Aleff Omar Shah and Tuan Lonik, Ku Azam and Jaafar, Mastura (2014) Empowering Local Communities through Tourism Entrepreneurship: The Case of Micro Tourism Entrepreneurs in Langkawi Island. SHS Web of Conferences, 12 (01101). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2261-2424

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Abstract

The tourism sector has a huge effect in developing countries by providing immense economic opportunities to the local community. Entrepreneurship has been identified as essential actors for creating job opportunities, generating income, increasing standard of living and generally growing the economy. Using the random sampling approach, the questionnaires were distributed to the tourism entrepreneurs in the tourism attraction area in Langkawi Island. During the survey period, only a total of 263 entrepreneurs completed the questionnaires. The objective of this study is to explore the economic empowerment of the tourism entrepreneurship in contributing to income level, creating job opportunities and increasing standard of living. The findings of the study clearly show that the tourism entrepreneur activities contribute positively to income level, jobs, opportunities and standard of living of the local community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5800-5808 Distance education.
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (School of Distance Education) > Article
Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Professor Sr. Dr. Mastura Jaafar @ Mustapha (Housing, Building & Planning)
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 01:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 01:44
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38952

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