Proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, IJCHT 2022, 6-7 October 2022, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

Travel Intention To Sabah, Malaysia Post Covid-19 Travel Restriction: A Conceptual Paper

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.6-10-2022.2325689,
        author={Michelina  David and Tania Maria  Tangit and Spencer Hedley  Mogindol},
        title={Travel Intention To Sabah, Malaysia Post Covid-19 Travel Restriction: A Conceptual Paper},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, IJCHT 2022, 6-7 October 2022, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IJCHT},
        year={2022},
        month={12},
        keywords={travel intention travel anxiety fear of covid-19 risk attitude perceived behavioural control subjective norm},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-10-2022.2325689}
    }
    
  • Michelina David
    Tania Maria Tangit
    Spencer Hedley Mogindol
    Year: 2022
    Travel Intention To Sabah, Malaysia Post Covid-19 Travel Restriction: A Conceptual Paper
    IJCHT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-10-2022.2325689
Michelina David1,*, Tania Maria Tangit1, Spencer Hedley Mogindol1
  • 1: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
*Contact email: 2021414068@student.uitm.edu.my

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the tourism industry. Travel border closures were implemented by the government, which affected tourist arrivals at a global scale, including Sabah. However, as the COVID-19 cases gradually decreased, some international travel borders have begun to reopen, allowing international travel to take place. Nonetheless, the pandemic has raised several psychological issues where travelers feel scared, anxious and worried about traveling under post-pandemic travel restrictions. Thus, traveling post-pandemic travel restrictions might not be the same as traveling before the pandemic. Therefore, this conceptual paper aims to study the relationship between fear of COVID-19, travel anxiety, risk attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control with travelers’ travel intention. This study applies the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) with additional variables such as fear of COVID- 19, travel anxiety and risk attitude to study the possible changes in travel intention to Sabah from domestic travelers’