The experiential aspect of rural home-stay among Chinese and Malay students using diary method

Musa, G. and Kayat, K. and Thirumoorthy, T. (2010) The experiential aspect of rural home-stay among Chinese and Malay students using diary method. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 10 (1). pp. 25-41. ISSN 1467-3584,

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Tourism involving home-stays is one of the Malaysian government's key efforts to diversify its cultural tourism product. Tourists to the programme are adopted by their foster families experience a more traditional life in Malay villages. Using a diary method, this study examines the experiential aspects of home-stay holidays among domestic students in Kampung Lonek. A total of 19 diaries were content-analyzed using NVivo, which is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. Based on the findings, the home-stay experiential model is developed which explains the different phases of travel experience and their components. The on-site experience reveals three distinct dimensions: ‘environmental experience’, ‘activity, culture and knowledge experience’ and ‘human interaction experience’. The study discusses the differences between Chinese and Malay students in their home-stay experience. The article highlights its methodological, theoretical and managerial contributions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home-stay; Experience; Diary method; Race; Students
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics > Dept of Business Policy and Strategy
Depositing User: Ms. Wati Yusuf
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 01:26
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 09:12

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