Social Tourism Carrying Capacity In Kampung Kilim, World Geopark, Langkawi
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K. Kayat & R. Mohd Radzi
The World Geopark status given to Langkawi by UNESCO has accelerated growth of tourist arrivals to the island since 2007. This paper explores Kilim resident tolerance level in the context of social tourism carrying capacity for the development of the Langkawi Geopark. Kilim is chosen as a case in this study as it is located close to a nature park which is one of the main elements in this World Geopark. The intent is to highlight the social aspects of contemporary destination growth that need greater attention by policy makers and planners. Findings from the study indicate that although tourism is changing residents’ traditional values, residents want to see more tourists in Langkawi. Keywords: social tourism carrying capacity, tolerance level, resident attitudes, tourism social impacts, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Keywords: social tourism carrying capacity, tolerance level, resident attitudes, tourism social impacts, Langkawi, Malaysia