Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

ANGKOR HERITAGE TOURISM AND TOURIST PERCEPTIONS

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Vannarith Chheang

Journal: Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism
ISSN 1790-8418

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 213;
Date: 2011;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: Angkor | Heritage Tourism | Tourist Perceptions | Cambodia

ABSTRACT
The paper examines tourist perceptions and experiences through conducting survey based on the standard questionnaire. It argues that tourist perception is positive and their experiences are beyond expectations based on cultural enrichment and local people friendliness plus local hospitality facilities. The type of tourists visiting Angkor can be generally categorized as cultural tourists. Their motives and experiences are intertwined. Although tourists are satisfied with their visit, there are some concerns especially the issues of environmental pollution, sanitation and cleanliness, local poverty, and language barriers, which lead to lack of communication between tourists and local people.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions