Factors Influencing Sustainable Community based Tourism (CBT) among the Indigenous People of Lambir, Sarawak
Ripin Lamat1, Shazali Johari2, Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran3

1Ripin Lamat, Working as Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
2Shazali Johari, Working as Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia,Malaysia.
3Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran, Working as School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 348-350 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2165017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of community as an important player for community-based tourism in rural areas. Although government’s initiatives are evident, the sustainability of the development is questionable. In this paper, attributes from previous research of local communities’ attitude were reviewed and linked to construct a model within the scope of community tourism. This study is deductive in nature where descriptive statistics used to measure the relevant dimensions. As a result, two themes were measured to have significant contribution in determining local community’s perception on community tourism. This finding can be used in determining sustainable tourism practice which will be focused on participationand empowerment aspects.
Keywords: Community Tourism, Perception, Sustainability.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences