Community Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism Development: Experience from Miso Walai Homestay

Hamzah, Amran and Khalifah, Zainab (2012) Community Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism Development: Experience from Miso Walai Homestay. Community Capacity Building, Vol. 2. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2047-0398

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Abstract

This paper emphasizes the importance of community capacity building towards sustaining community based tourism. The literature review reveals that the main constraint of sustainable community based tourism development particularly in the rural areas revolve around community capacity building. Lack of awareness and general knowledge about tourism are seen as the main factor that contributes to the failure of the community based tourism development. Community empowerment serves as a fundamental to enable active participation in tourism development at the community level. In addition, local leadership and organization are important components in community capacity building that play vital roles in the success of community based tourism. Limited community capacity will lead to external domination of local tourism development. As a result, local community gains only minimum benefits from tourism development. Therefore, building community capacity becomes critical in order to ensure the success of community based tourism. The concept of community capacity building is widely used for community development in the field of health, agriculture and education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Capacity Building, Sustainable Community Based Tourism
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Planning-Housing
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:01
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:01
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/325

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