ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism
ISSN : 14122073     EISSN : -
The main purpose of this international refereed journal is to advance and foster tourism and hospitality education, research, and professionalism in the Southeast Asia region. The journal provides a vehicle for increasing awareness, consideration and analysis of issues in tourism and hospitality, and also promotes the interchange of ideas, and comparative studies, both within the countries of the region and between these countries and other parts of the world.
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PLANNING FOR NATURE-BASED TOURISM IN EAST JAVA: RECENT STATUS OF BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

HAKIM, LUCHMAN

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 7, No 2 (2008)
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Tourism in Indonesia is now considered a crucial economic sector. However, tourism growth and economic receipts are considered to be low compared to the other Asian countries. One of the problems is believed to be associated with the limited number of competitive destinations to attract the potential market. Therefore enhancing tourism destinations in many places in the Indonesian archipelago is important. An opportunity was found in that this archipelago is home to a huge biodiversity and is endowed with a spectacular landscape. The recent increase in the demand for natural-based tourism provides opportunity for many regions to develop tourism industry. A major obstacle was the lack of understanding of biodiversity and conservation as key elements for such tourism. Therefore the aim of this paper is provide a contextual understanding of natural resources for sustainable tourism planning and development. A case study was done in East Java as a home of high biodiversity and as a luxurious landscape for tourism. We evaluate the recent status of biodiversity and its influence on tourism, and suggest that issues of environmental quality, site-plan design and local people involvement in destination development are the ultimate pillars in establishing competitive and sustainable tourism destination.

WHICH DINE OUTVARIABLESARE IMPORTANTINTHE RESTAURANTSELECTION PROCEDURE FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES: CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MEMBERS

LEE, CHANG

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 9, No 1 (2010)
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The purpose of the study is to explore variables that university-associated members perceive to be important when they dine out for business purposes. The study explores whether importance of these variables are different according to demographic and dine out characteristics. Independent-sample t-test and Analysis of variance (ANOVA) are utilized for this study. The study indicates that variables that people consider more important compared to other factors are ones that directly related to peoples’ dine out experiences. Items that are not directly related to actual dine out experience appear to be less important to university community members when they dine out.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM POTENTIAL FOR THE PALAUNG ETHNIC GROUP AT THE ANG KHANG ROYAL PROJECT

CHAICHOMPOO, CHALERMCHAI

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 10, No 2 (2011)
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The objectives of this investigation are to examine the potential for sustainable tourism for the Palaung ethnic group at Nor Lae Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand and to propose guidelines for making tourism for the group sustainable. The potential for tourism for the ethnic group includes its ethnic identity, hand-woven textiles, traditional music and dance, and organic farming produce. Firstly, classified under the MonKhmer language group, the Paluang remain distinct linguistically and culturally. Secondly, the ethnic textiles are hand-woven, using back-strapped looms, and natural dyes from plants are used in order to preserve its folk wisdom and the environment. Thirdly, Palaung traditional music and dance are unique and exotic. A music and dance group has been formed and has performed locally and nationally with the aim of maintaining its cultural heritage. Finally, products from organic farming have been produced with the full support of the royal project, including temperate vegetables, fruits, flowers and tea; and attracting a large number of tourists to the area.

TOURISM LEAKAGE OF THE ACCOMMODATION SECTOR IN BALI

Oka Suryawardani, I G. A. ( Lecturer at Doctoral Program in Tourism, Udayana University, Bali Indonesia ) , Gde Bendesa, I Komang ( Lecturer at Doctoral Program in Tourism, Udayana University, Bali Indonesia ) , Antara, Made ( Lecturer at Doctoral Program in Tourism, Udayana University, Bali Indonesia ) , Suryawan Wiranatha, Agung ( Lecturer at Doctoral Program in Tourism, Udayana University, Bali Indonesia )

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 13, No 1 (2014)
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Tourism has been a driving force of economic development and has become the leading economic sector in Bali Province. However, the economic impacts of tourism development have not been fully beneficial for the Balinese community. Tourists’ expenditure has not been totally remaining in Bali’s economy. Some of the expenditures by tourists leak out of the destination, called tourism leakage, in the form of payments for imported products and services, payment of wages for foreign employees, and profits transferred to foreign owners. So far, the amount of tourism leakage in Bali has not been calculated. Therefore, there is a need to ascertain the current amount of leakage in Bali tourism. This paper estimates the amount of tourism leakage from the accommodation sector in Bali through a micro analysis at the industrial level. There were 79 hotels selected as a sample based upon a purposive probability to size sampling method in four main tourist destinations in Bali, namely Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud. Four types of accommodation were considered in estimating tourism leakage. The results showed that the highest percentage of leakage was in the 4 & 5 Star-rated chain hotels, i.e. 51.0 % of total revenue. It was followed by the 4 & 5 Star-rated non-chain hotels (22.7 %), and 1, 2 & 3 Star-rated hotels (12.0 %). Meanwhile, the lowest leakage was on the Non star-rated hotels (8.8 %). Overall, the average tourism leakage on accommodation sector in Bali was 18.8 %. These results indicate that (i) the higher the level of hotel classifications, the more leakage will be; and (ii) accommodation which was owned by a foreigner and/or managed by an international chain had more leakage than other types of accommodation. The more leakage, therefore the less revenue from tourism will be directly received by hotel and undirectly by the local community as tourism is the main source of economic development of Bali Province.

IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS SEGMENTS OF TOURISTS TO THE BIODIVERSITY-RICH DESTINATIONS OF NORTH-EAST INDIA

DEY, BANASREE

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 12, No 2 (2013)
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Destinations with rich biodiversity can provide an enriching experience to tourists. However, such areas are faced with concerns about depletion of natural resources and tourism may have negative impacts on biodiversity. For areas such as the ‘biodiversity hotspot’ North-east India sustainable tourism offers an opportunity in terms of conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components. The concept of ‘market-driven’ sustainable tourism, aims at attracting tourists who have an environment-orientation. The purpose of this study is to identify segments of tourists visiting North-east India that display sensitivity to the natural environment. A combination of hierarchical and k-means Cluster analysis has resulted in three segments – passive players, environmentally-conscious tourists and sustainable tourists. These have displayed significant differences with regard to demographics, travel-related variables and vacation preferences. The results have interesting implications for destination marketers who may gain useful insights regarding the environmentconscious segments of tourists to this biodiverse region of the country.

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Damanik, Fithria Khairina

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 14, No 2 (2015)
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MAKING POLITICAL TOURISM AS AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR HAWAII INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT

SALIM, WILMAR ( School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development Institut Teknologi Bandung )

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 10, No 1 (2011)
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The current tourism business model, which is visitor-centered, shows how tourism has strong negative impacts to the host and the place. It happens in many places in the world where tourism business is run by outsiders or with outside capital, and creating conflict with local population. Political tourism is an alternative to the current business model because it looks at the business from the other side: the host-place-centered. Political tourism can be seen as the first step in “indigenizing” capitalism based on local values. The proposed model addresses subsystems in tourism business components, i.e. the transaction, transfer, and treatment systems. It suggests several strategies to make political tourism happen with reference to Native Hawaiians tourism development. It offers some lessons that can be applicable to other places in Asia and the Pacific.

DRIVE TOURISTS: WHO ARE THEY, WHAT DO THEY DO AND HOW DO WE ATTRACT THEM?

CLYMONT, HODA MC

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 6, No 2 (2007)
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The research reported upon in this paper was designed to increase understanding of the demographics, and trip behaviours (such as pre-trip planning, preferred attractions and activities characteristics) of drive tourists in rural areas in order to develop promotional strategies. A mail survey targeting 960 drive tourists travelling through Goondiwindi was carried out in 2003 returning 156 usable questionnaires. Findings of this research indicated that this despite the differences in demographics, similar behaviours were exhibited by this market for most but not all trip planning behaviours including information sou activity clusters that they were most interested in participating in. A significant outcome of the research is an enhanced understanding of these characteristics which will enable rural communities to develop more effective promotional strategies in the drive tourism sector.

PROTECTION AND REMEDY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN CHINESE TOURISM CITIES, WITH AUTHENTICITY AND MINIMAL INTERVENTION: A CASE STUDY OF ZHEJIANG AREA, CHINA

JIANREN, SHI

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 10, No 1 (2011)
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Human civilization and non-renewability in the historic buildings determine the great value and the importance of protection. How to protect and remedy the historic buildings is the key of protecting the urban cultural context, especially keep the specific historic features. There are two principles of minimal intervention and maximum authenticity of their historical information. Based on the practice of the Qing-an and An-lan Hall Projection, the technologies and methods of protecting the historic buildings were discussed, including two aspects: carpentry engineering and masonry engineering. These measurements constitute to similar projects in the southeastern region of China.

URBAN TOURISM IN MALAYSIA AND THE CONTEXT OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

ISMAIL, HAIRUL NIZAM

ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism Vol 7, No 1 (2008)
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This paper highlights aspects of urban tourism in developing countries and the nature of its existence. The discussion gives a focus to the context ofurban tourism in Southeast Asia, specifically, perspectives on tourism development in the cities of Malaysia. Tourism development in the cities of Malaysia can be viewed in two stages, which are after independence (after 1957) and after tourism came of age (post 1990). Both of the stages influenced on how tourism has been perceived in Malaysian cities. The discussion concludes with the implications oftourism in Malaysia cities within the context of Southeast Asia as a means to provide insights into urban tourism in developing countries. Therefore, the question of how the concept of urban tourism applies to the cities of developing countries can be considered.

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