A news article that mentioned a ruling by the Sabah High Court regarding a tourism development project in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu once again revealed the ongoing struggle between eco-tourism and resort development in Malaysia. As tourism becomes a bigger economic generator, it is hard to resist developing resorts that charge a high premium that [...]
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As 2011 winds down, tourism officials in Perak are gearing up with their plans and projects. Why? Because it will be Visit Perak Year 2012 next year. According to a news article, the state is planning to attract tourists to the state using the Visit Perak Year 2012 programme. The tourism products being developed include [...]
Perak is a state filled with lovely natural sights and wonders. Visitors need not even go out of their way to appreciate its beauty as many breathtaking sights are easily seen along the North-South Expressway that runs the length of the state. Beautiful caves and grottos, weathered limestone hills and lush rainforests are just some [...]
Among all its neighbours, Singapore is probably Malaysia’s closest neighbour. After all, Singapore was once part of Malaysia, and even when Singapore left the federation, the 14 pointed star in the Malaysian flag did not change. Although relations can be a bit tense at times, Singapore and Malaysia have very close ties. Being a developed [...]
It’s not exactly an invasion, but according to Tourism Malaysia’s office in Canada, a growing number of Canadians are finding Malaysia interesting enough to come over for a visit. To quote Kausar Kassim, Tourism Malaysia’s vice president to Canada, “Malaysia is an extremely popular destination for Canadian travellers. And looking at tourist arrival figures, Malaysia’s [...]
The private sector should play a bigger role in the tourism industry to promote eco-adventure of the Rajang River basin, Pelawan state assemblyman Vincent Goh Chung Siong said. He said Malaysia was recognised globally as one of the leading tourism destinations and the sector was the fifth largest contributor of gross national income but Sibu [...]
Malaysia is gearing towards positioning itself as a pretty eco-tourism destination to woo more Indian visitors this year, as increasing Indian visitors are showing keen interest in nature-based activities. In Delhi, Malaysian Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit told Bernama that at least 54 per cent Indians visiting Malaysia opted for rural-based tourism.
The Negeri Sembilan government is giving special emphasis on eco-tourism as the new attraction to tourists, besides the beach resorts in Port Dickson which had long been famous. The Chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, Datuk Mohammad Razi Kail said the focus on eco-tourism was seen to be most appropriate as the state had [...]
The government will intensify efforts towards maintaining Malaysia among the top 10 tourist destinations, particularly focusing on attracting a larger share of high-spending and long-stay tourists.