Potentials of Technical Tours for Special Interest Tourists in Kuala Lumpur

Authors

  • Khalilah Zakariya Dept. of Landscape Architecture, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0687-9899
  • Roziha Che Haron Dept. of Quantity Surveying, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Zeenat Begam Yusof Dept. of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Illyani Ibrahim Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2240

Abstract

Within the last ten years, there has been growing attention to Special Interest Tourism (SIT). This article examined the sites in Kuala Lumpur that have potentials to attract built environment professionals and design enthusiasts. This study uses secondary data from technical tours, tour packages and attractions offered by various agencies. The data gathered are mapped, tabulated and analysed. The findings revealed that Kuala Lumpur has potentials to promote 58 sites in the city for Special Interest Tourism. These results may help professional bodies, destination managers, tourism operators and site/building owners to enhance and position their sites as attractions for SIT.

Keywords: Design enthusiast; special interest tourism; technical tours; urban tourism.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2240

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Zakariya, K., Che Haron, R., Yusof, Z. B. ., & Ibrahim, I. (2020). Potentials of Technical Tours for Special Interest Tourists in Kuala Lumpur. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 147-154. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2240