A Review of Tourism Development in Malaysia

Aissa Mosbah, Mohamed Saleh Abd Al Khuja


This article looks into the development of tourism secor in Malaysia and sheds light on the efforts undertaken by successive governmets so far to set a comprhensive planning, build infrastructure and promote Malaysia as a  preffered destination internationally. The commitment of the government to the development of this sector and the improvement of the quality of tourism services and infrastructure are unlimited. Currently, tourism sector comes second after manufacturing in terms of contribution to GDP while the country is ranking among the top ten world tourist destinations. Such results indicate that government planning, which involves the interaction of all the influencing aspects and takes in consideration the breoad international context, proves successful and rightly guided. This unique experience can serve as a model to follow by other developing countries especially those countries with similar multicultral settings and natural potential.

Keywords: Policy, Planning, Government, Malaysia, Tourism.

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