A Survey of Tourism in West Malaysia and Some SocioEconomic Implications

Author: Norbert Hofmann

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

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Focusing on tourism development in Peninsular Malaysia, the paper concentrates on tourist attractions, visitor statistics and analysis, the Tourist Development Corporation (TDC) of Malaysia and domestic tourism. It also studies the major economic and social implications of tourism in West Malaysia.

Tourism and Small Business Development in Small Islands of Sabah: Prospects and Challenges

Author: Arif @ Kamisan bin Pusiran,Janice L. H. Nga,Kamarul Mizal Marzuki,,Mohd Safri Saiman,Noor Fzlinda Fabeil,Rasid Mail,Roslinah Mahmud,Yuzainy Janin

Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Sabah Press

ISBN: 9672962711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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The book is an important volume about islands in Malaysia, particularly in Sabah. It is a useful collection about tourism and small business development with special focus on islands. This volume has discussed extensively the potential prospects and challenges related to the islands that the research team has visited. It shares valuable insights, knowledge and experiences that offer essential references and guidance for various stakeholders as well as future research. The research team is thankful and express the utmost appreciation for the support received from the Universiti Malaysia Sabah particularly the Research and Innovation Management Centre to make the study possible. Hence, the publication of this humble volume that may well benefit the wider audience.

Hosts and Guests

Author: Valene L. Smith

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208013

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Tourism—one of the world's largest industries—has long been appreciated for its economic benefits, but in this volume tourism receives a unique systematic scrutiny as a medium for cultural exchange. Modern developments in technology and industry, together with masterful advertising, have created temporarily leisured people with the desire and the means to travel. They often in turn effect profound cultural change in the places they visit, and the contributors to this work all attend to the impact these "guests" have on their "hosts." In contrast to the dramatic economic transformations, the social repercussions of tourism are subtle and often recognized only by the indigenous peoples themselves and by the anthropologists who have studied them before and after the introduction of tourism. The case studies in Hosts and Guests examine the five types of tourism—historical, cultural, ethnic, environmental, and recreational—and their impact on diverse societies over a broad geographical range

Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429766440

Category: Social Science

Page: 10368

View: 9034

This set examines a vast range of topics covering all experiences of business and economics from across Asia. Dealing with early banking systems in China; the industrialisation of Korea and Taiwan; the evolution of Japanese business practices; economic development; protectionist policies; industrial investment; trade; tourism; and a host of other topics, the books collected here form a vital reference resource across a wide subject area.

Tourism in South-East Asia

Author: Michael Hitchcock,Victor T. King,Michael J.G. Parnwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429775849

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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South-East Asia has developed rapidly as a tourist destination, but what are the effects of this growth upon the peoples of the region? How far is it possible to control the impact of tourism whilst also supporting the industry's role in the region's development? This book, first published in 1993, attempts to answer these questions by providing a critical analysis of the nature of tourism as it has developed in the area. It questions commonly held assumptions about tourism both from a western perspective and from the point of view of policy makers in the region. It explores central issues such as the impact of tourism on the environment, culture and the economy, placing it within an historical and political context in order to assess the implications of current developments. The contributors use case studies from a variety of countries on such aspects as the sex industry, dream holidays and rural handicrafts, assessing tourist perceptions, both domestic and international, and policy decisions. By taking a long-term perspective it should provoke thought on the ways to develop sustainable tourism for the future.

Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts

Author: Sheela Agarwal,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845410734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 8885

This book aims to develop a global perspective on the management issues facing coastal resorts. It does so bydrawing on examples from a range of economies and environments written by key experts. The majormanagement themes highlighted include the processes of restructuring, attempts to develop sustainableagendas and environmental issues of developing resorts in sensitive areas.