A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for vacations and/or tourism. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company. A resort is a place used for relaxation, vacation or as a daytime getaway. While this can be a single building such as a hotel, it also can be an entire island or a ship at sea. One of the most desirable aspects of a resort is that visitors are freed from most daily responsibilities, which are usually taken care of by the facility’s staff. Several activities are normally offered at resorts, including massages, meals, cosmetic treatments and live entertainment. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study aimed to know the newly discovered resort in Masbate; its contribution as tourist destination. The following questions were answered:
1. Is it important for the beach resort to be clean always?
2. Is it important for the area to be safety?
3. Is it important for the beach resort to have well-equipped/ cottages?
4. Is it important that the entrance fee of a beach resort is affordable to everyone?
5. Should be the beach resort has a life guard and equipped safety devices?
6. Is it important for the beach resort to have an alarm system?
7. Is this beach resort providing comfort to the tourist?
8. Is the beach resort contributes as tourist spot/ destination?
9. Is it worth spending time, money and effort to go in the beach resort?
10. Is it important to have crew who are friendly to the guest?
SCOPE AND DELIMINATION
This study focused into the newly discovered resort in Masbate; its contribution as tourist destination with respondents, using a survey questionnaire. IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
This study is important to the following significant and knowledgeable. It could help provide information to an individual who’s in need of it to make their resort and contribute in the city as a tourist destination. For the student
The information given by this research work can broaden and enriched the knowledge of the students. This could also serve as their reference in their subjects. For the instructor
Instructor can use the information found in this study as an additional input in their subject. For the school
The contents of this study serve as a compilation/ reference in school. For the Government Officials
This study could show our present situation of our country in terms of its newly attracting tourist destination. And, could also give them some facts on what’s happening to our environment, and apparently show them if they’re doing just right or not about it. Other researcher
This study could contribute some necessary knowledge to other researcher. And this could also serve as their guide/model in making their own.
DEFINATION OF TERM
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
In this study, the respondents were chosen through random sampling. The table below shows the category of the respondents, total number or sample respondents and its percentage. Table
Category | No. sample respondents| Total no. of respondents| Percentage | | | | |
Total | | | |
This study used a survey questionnaire with 10 (ten) items questions that are answerable by YES or NO. The questionnaires were constructed by the researcher and were given to her respondents.
The researcher thought of her interest that she wants to study related of her course BSHM (Bachelor of Science Hospitality Management). Then she came up with the title, problem and specific questions which the study would answer. The title proposal was then presented to her instructor, Mrs. Helen A. Verano. After the approval of the proposal, the questionnaire was prepared for distribution to the selected respondents. Respondents were given time to answer the questionnaire. The data were analyzed and interpreted the findings were noted from which the conclusion were drawn and recommendation made. STATISCAL MEASURE
Weighted Mean= number of sample respondents / total number of respondents x 100 Weighted Mean=
One hundred percent (100%) of the questionnaire were answered and
retrieved. Weighted Mean= no. of respondents answered YES or NO / total no. of respondents x 100 The formula written above was the formula used in determining the percentage of the respondents who answered YES or NO out of the total number of respondents. Chapter IV
INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This research concerns the development of contemporary beach resorts as they evolve from natural beaches to become cities by the sea. Despite many positive aspects to this process, as resorts urbanize, increasing negative effects of development tend to have an impact on the resort quality, with implications for tourists, residents, managements, developers, and governments. Pattaya, Thailand, is one beach resort that has experienced many of the problems typical of this form of development. Analysis of this case reveals some of the underlying causes for the failures of beach resort development. A tentative pattern of beach resort evolution is presented. Beach resorts evolve from natural contexts through the expansion of accommodation and other recreational functions.
With greater size they lose their natural characteristics and become increasingly urbanized. The transition from natural to urban resort is often rapid, with some beach resorts being transformed into cities in less than two decades. The large numbers of international and domestic tourists that frequent beach resorts provide economic opportunities for governments, businesses and those seeking employment. At the same time, the dynamics of rapid urbanization are frequently accompanied by major changes in social, environmental and political contexts. That the development of contemporary beach resorts presents both positive and negative effects is known: however, the processes of evolution and synergism of its composite elements have been less clear. This paper presents a comprehensive beach resort model.
The model describes the transition from natural to urban beach in eight stages of development. For each stage a range of indicators highlights key events and processes in six categories of factors: morphological, physical, environmental, social, economic and political. The value of the model lies in its comprehensive and dynamic structure. To develop this model, a tentative model as a hypothesis was tested against four cases: Batu Feringgi (Malaysia), Pattaya (Thailand), Hua Hin (Thailand) and Surfers Paradise (Australia). The results of these evaluations were applied to produce the beach resort model.