The feasibility for a whale-watching tourism development in the East Sea of Korea: An application of the fuzzy theory

Byun, Woo-Hee, Lee, Timothy and Han, Hyoung-Joo (2010) The feasibility for a whale-watching tourism development in the East Sea of Korea: An application of the fuzzy theory. Journal of Tourism Sciences, 34 1: 255-276.

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Author Byun, Woo-Hee
Lee, Timothy
Han, Hyoung-Joo
Title The feasibility for a whale-watching tourism development in the East Sea of Korea: An application of the fuzzy theory
Journal name Journal of Tourism Sciences
ISSN 1226-0533
Publication date 2010-02-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 34
Issue 1
Start page 255
End page 276
Total pages 22
Publisher The Tourism Sciences Society of Korea
Collection year 2011
Language kor
eng
Abstract This paper is to evaluate the feasibility of whalewatching tourism development in the East Sea of Korea. both from the supply and demand side. Data were collected from visitors and local specialists of Jansaengpo, Ulsan, which has the greatest potential for whalewatching tourism in Korea. A total of 438 sample were analysed using the Fuzzy method. Results indicate that culture experience, regional tourism information factor, and tourism infrastructure were the important factors in the feasible whalewatching tourism development in the Ulsan Metropolitan City area. Based on the findings of this study, several points were made from the whalewatching tourism strategy and policy. Future research need to investigate the feasibility of the whalewatching tourism in other important areas of the East Sea.
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