Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/9001,
  title    = {Optimization Technique in Scheduling Duck Tours},
  author    = {Norhazwani M. Y. and  Khoo and  C. F. and  Hasrul Nisham R.},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {Tourism industries are rapidly increased for the last
few years especially in Malaysia. In order to attract more tourists,
Malaysian Governance encourages any effort to increase Malaysian
tourism industry. One of the efforts in attracting more tourists in
Malacca, Malaysia is a duck tour. Duck tour is an amphibious
sightseeing tour that works in two types of engines, hence, it required
a huge cost to operate and maintain the vehicle. To other country, it is
not so new but in Malaysia, it is just introduced, thus it does not have
any systematic routing yet. Therefore, this paper proposed an
optimization technique to formulate and schedule this tour to
minimize the operating costs by considering it into Travelling
Salesman Problem (TSP). The problem is then can be solved by one
of the optimization technique especially meta-heuristics approach
such as Tabu Search (TS) and Reactive Tabu Search (RTS).},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {5},
  number    = {10},
  year      = {2011},
  pages     = {1241 - 1244},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/9001},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=58},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 58, 2011},
}