The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page No. 192 - 195

Environmental Issues of Agro-Tourism: The Views of Coastal Community in Malaysia

Authors : Mahazan Muhammad, Azimi Hamzah, Sulaiman Md. Yassin, Bahaman Abu Samah, Neda Tiraieyari, Jeffrey Lawrence D`Silva and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril

Abstract: Tourism industry was growing rapidly in Malaysia and has been important contributor to the economy. Many types of tourism industry have been created in Malaysia since it has a unique culture and natural beauty as a tourist attraction. Agro-tourism in coastal villages is one of the new product of tourism to stimulate economic growth in rural community especially among fishermen community. This type of agro-tourism use the environment for tourism resources. Hence, this study is concerned with the environmental impacts of agro-tourism activities in coastal villages listed as Desa Wawasan Nelayan in Malaysia. This is a quantitative study where data were gained through developed questionnaires. Sampling was conducted in 10 fishermen villages in peninsular Malaysia. Finding in this study indicates that the environments of the coastal community in fishermen villages are still natural, protected and not be a negative issue due to the deterioration of agro-tourism program.

How to cite this article:

Mahazan Muhammad, Azimi Hamzah, Sulaiman Md. Yassin, Bahaman Abu Samah, Neda Tiraieyari, Jeffrey Lawrence D`Silva and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril, 2016. Environmental Issues of Agro-Tourism: The Views of Coastal Community in Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 11: 192-195.

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