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      Developing the Rural Town of Panchor into a Future River-based Tourism Destination: Host Community Perception

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
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          This paper examines the significance of a rural area, Panchor village town, as a potential nature tourism site in the Muar district of Johor, Malaysia. The objectives of the study were (1) to evaluate local community support and (2) to assess local community involvement. Based on qualitative analysis of an interview and open-ended responses in the questionnaire, three interconnected themes were: (1) community attachment, (2) economic gains and (3) environmental attitude. The findings revealed that river-based tourism development could stimulate the socio-economic status and the sustainability of rural areas. This study also discussed implications and limitations of the research

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          July 01 2020
          July 01 2020
          : 5
          : 14
          : 155-161
          Article
          10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2236
          0bb3025c-45be-4fa7-bc3c-0624a25c9c9b
          © 2020

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies

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