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Participation of disabled tourists in Malaysian tourism: National Parks in Johor State

Sanmargaraja, Shalini and Seow , Ta Wee (2013) Participation of disabled tourists in Malaysian tourism: National Parks in Johor State. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

The increment in the disabled tourists in the tourism sector has resulted in the existence of demand for the provision of special facilities for the disabled in the forest recreation park so that they can also have the easy access to the facilities without needing help from the third party. However, the facilities provided in the parks currently not disabled-friendly. Most of the built environment is not suitable for use by people with disabilities without assistance from others. Many obstacles have to be faced by the disabled in order gaining experience visiting national parks. This paper aims to identify the obstacles due to environmental and facilities aspects and to indentify all the facilities available for the disabled tourists currently in all the National Park in Johor State, Malaysia. Audit and observation were conducted to investigate the real situation, it is found there is limitation of facilities provided for the special group in all the National Parks in Johor State. Less provision also cause a special facility cannot be provided at recreational park such as national parks. Imperfect facilities could restrain the travelling interest of the disabled people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: disabled; Malaysia; national parks; obstacles; participation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G154.9-1558 Travel and State. Tourism
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 00:54
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 00:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5815
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