Research Paper

Topics: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Heritage tourism Pages: 30 (3585 words) Published: April 13, 2015

Intensive English Programme (IEN)

RESEARCH PAPER

TRAVELLING / PRESERVING HERITAGE

INVESTIGATING FACTORS INFLUENCING YOUNGSTERS TO VISIT HISTORICAL PLACES

RESEARCH TEAM :

1. Wu Hai Tao 0321461
2. Nicholas Chiong Wee Horng 0321443
3. Syahira Nabyhah 0321962
4. Shin Kyeongju 0320770

LEVEL : INTENSIVE ENGLISH 2

GROUP : IEN 2(B)

LECTURER : SITI ZURAINI SALLEHUDDIN

SUBMISSION DATE: 1 February 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NO.
CONTENTS
PAGE
1.
Abstract
3
2.
Introduction
4
3.
Literature Review
5-6
4.
Methodology
7
5.
Data and Analysis
8-25
6.
Conclusion
26-27
7.
References
27
8.
Appendix
28-31

ABSTRACT

This research paper is based on two research areas which are factors that influencing teenagers to visit historical places and teenagers’ perception of the sites in relation to preserve their own heritage. The propose we do this research is to identify factors to investigate factors influencing youngsters to visit historical places and To investigate the youngsters’ perception of the sites in relation to preserving their heritage. At current, we are mainly focused on the teenagers. As a result, traveling to historical places is more popular among youngsters’ nowadays, but this situation was different before. Quantitative method was used for this research.The data used in this research were collected through an online questionnaire. Some past research and related articles were researched from the internet an online questionnaire was designed. We received 60 responses through the questionnaire from online survey. To sum up, most of the respondents felt that it is boring to visit historical places, but 88% of respondents think that it is important in order to preserve heritage sites.The respondents who had visited historical places before, they would like to recommend their friends to visit the historical places. Nowadays, many schools are holding many field trips to historical places such as Malacca in Malaysia as they are trying to let students know more about historical places and learn different things other than in classroom. In conclusion, preserving heritage is very important to persuade the young generation to appreciate their culture and heritage.

INTRODUCTION

Travelling is one of the favourite leisure activities to do, especially during holidays and festivals.Sometimes,it can be a hobby for someone who really loves to explore other places. There are many types of destination such as island,jungle,cities,hills,theme parks and historical places.All of these destination depend on the interest of an individual.However ,for some people,when we mention about historical places, they might perceive the trip as boring, but historical places still can attract many teenagers or seniors to visit the places. Historical places are meaningful, the youth can know more about the place they were born or the places they visited. Some cities are promoting their tourism through some architectural design of historical buildings. For example,Malacca is a very famous historical city in Malaysia.Many people know about A Famosa due to its status as the famous landmark of Malacca. One of the ways that the Malaysian government does to attract tourists and locals to know more about A Famosa is through water world theme park with the same name as the famous historical fort, so when teenagers go to the water park they may want to know more about A Famosa.

As a result, traveling to historical places is more popular among youngsters’ nowadays, but this situation was different before. Long time ago,you could only see senior tourists and local visitors when you visited historical places. As the time passes, most teenagers have stayed in modern city such as Seoul, Tokyo, New York for a long time, so their perception on life is influenced greatly by modern...
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