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Author : Rui Qi Chong & Paolo Mura
School/Work Place : Taylor's University, Malaysia
Contact : paolo.mura@taylors.edu.my
Year : 2014

This paper explores local population’s perceptions of the development of the Bukit Jalil area after the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. The work on which this study is based is important because it provides a fundamental insight for the local government in analysing the impact the Games have had on the surrounding area. It is already known that mega‐events may reap huge benefits or incur great losses to the host destination, and case studies like such will help cities be better equipped with the necessary knowledge in ensuring that the events are beneficial for the area. Despite this, this field remains rather unexplored. This research employs a qualitative approach, with semistructured interviews with residents staying near the stadium area to understand their perception of the urban change in the area after the Games. To establish rapport and a relationship of trust was essential to collect the data. The study finds that while the local residents generally acknowledge the positive development in terms of public infrastructure as part of the Games’ legacy, they also express some concerns over some urban regeneration errors, particularly social issues like the increase in crime rate and the level of exclusion they felt from the Games. Though not conclusive, this study creates a basic understanding and foundation for further studies to be conducted regarding this topic.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
254 Think Tank XII Virtual Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism: Virtual Fi... file 2581 Nov 06, 2013

Due to the financial constraints on the part of the educational institution as well as the student, offsetting the GHG emissions generated by the fieldtrip is often not regarded as financially feasible, or subject to doubts about the integri...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2012 

253 Think Tank XII It's how you get there: Developing a Transportation Mo... file 2587 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the impacts of alternative modes of transportation utilized for an international study course in Ecuador during two consecutive summers. The analysis includes the perceived value of the student participants in relation to...

Author: Kenneth Cohen & John Bowen 

Year: 2012 

252 Think Tank XII Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 2618 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

251 Think Tank XIX Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable To... file 2629 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: eco-fatigue, demand for sustainable tourism, tourist experience, sustainability marketing Page: 140-164 Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable Tourist Experiences.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* ...

Author: Gianna Moscardo and John Pearce 

Year: 2019 

250 Think Tank XVIII Visitor management in protected areas file 2636 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism management, tourism planning, visitor management, protected areas, New Zealand

Author: Julia Nina Albrecht 

Year: 2018 

249 Think Tank IX Achieving Sustainability in Business Events; Challengi... file 2641 Oct 13, 2013

Achieving sustainability is a challenge for all of society, but one that may prove especially problematic for the business events sector. Tourism in general and the business events industry in particular may be even more susceptible than oth...

Author: Judith Mair & Leo Jago 

Year: 2009 

248 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Labels: A Suitable Tool for Consum... file 2643 Oct 14, 2013

In an attempt to encourage businesses making an effort to reduce the negative impacts of tourism, and to maximise the positive outcomes of this activity an extensive number of sustainable tourism labels were developed worldwide. It has been...

Author: Sofia Reino 

Year: 2011 

247 Think Tank XII The Way Forward: Event Management Education and the Fu... file 2649 Nov 06, 2013

The 2011 BESTEN Think Tank XI highlighted a number of issues and themes related to education and learning for sustainable tourism. The themes addressed issues such as learning tools for sustainability, sustainability courses and curricula an...

Author: Olga Junek, Leonie Lockstone-Binney & Martin Robertson 

Year: 2012 

246 Think Tank X Implementing Destination Governance file 2654 Oct 14, 2013

In the tourism management literature, several authors (Nordin, Beritelli et al, Pechlaner) have promoted the concept of destination governance, to define a coalition of disparate parties with common interests, as a productive approach to to...

Author: Loredana Padurean 

Year: 2010 

245 Think Tank VIII Education’s Impact on Cultural Distance Perception: Th... file 2680 Oct 13, 2013

As an international tourism destination, Turkey serves mostly European tourist markets due to her closeness to European markets. Turkey and Europe has a long shared history of relationships. However, Turkey and Turkish people have a rather b...

Author: Yasin Boylu, Asli D. A. Tasci & William C. Gartner 

Year: 2008 

244 Think Tank IX De-constructing the Cosmopolitan Gaze file 2680 Oct 13, 2013

Introduction: Nurturing effective intercultural dialogue through tourism has been positioned to be an emergent challenge to tourism professionals working toward sustainability in a globalised world (Robinson and Picard 2006). This interdisci...

Author: Patricia Johnson 

Year: 2009 

243 Think Tank XIII Linking tourism with Sustainable Development in Post-R... file 2692 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines relationships between tourism and sustainable development via a case study that took place in Egypt from September 2011 to March 2012. The study, hosted by the Planeterra Foundation and G Adventures travel and conducted t...

Author: Laura Carroll 

Year: 2013 

242 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 2695 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

241 Think Tank IV Evaluating Environmental Initiatives of German Hotels file 2696 Oct 13, 2013

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the asse...

Author: Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho 

Year: 2004 

240 Think Tank VII Thematic Analysis of Sustainable Tourism and the Tripl... file 2750 Oct 13, 2013

The relationship between the themes in sustainable tourism publications and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) was explored in this article. A categorised list of 3719 sustainable tourism articles was thematically analysed to determine the conten...

Author: Michael Hughes & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2007 

239 Think Tank IV Sustainable Tourism and Innovation in Mobile Tourism S... file 2760 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents a joint public and private sector research project entitled Mobile Digital City and Nature Walks - the development of content and software for a mobile tourism device. Focusing on sustainable tourism, marketing and innova...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2004 

238 Think Tank IV After the Sydney Olympic Games: Sustainable Infrastruc... file 2769 Oct 13, 2013

Olympic Games epitomize the definition of a mega event, due to the size and scope that these events have in terms of participation, worldwide viewing and infrastructure development. However with the commercialization of these events over the...

Author: Sacha Reid 

Year: 2004 

237 Think Tank XIII The Politics of Community-Based Tourism Planning in th... file 2787 Nov 06, 2013

The management of protected areas has to deal with a wide range of challenges, amongst these, a growing array of social, political and economic expectations. In this regard, protected areas are increasingly expected to particularly serve as ...

Author: Anna Hübner & Truong Si Hong Chau 

Year: 2013 

236 Think Tank IV Tourism focused NGO's - An Online Content Analysis file 2792 Oct 13, 2013

The number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) increased from 31,246 to 37,281 (19.3%) between 1990 and 2000, (Human Development Report, 2002). The importance of NGOs is documented in United Nations Local Agenda 21 Chapter 27, 'Strength...

Author: Meng-Mei Chen & James Holleran 

Year: 2004 

235 Think Tank X The Role of Face-to-face Communication and Networking ... file 2806 Oct 14, 2013

Despite the advent of improved electronic communications technology, face-to-face communication and networking remain the most effective means of enhancing business performance and innovation, particularly for more complex products. During ...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2010 

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