Eco-tourism in Malaysia Research Paper by Nicky

A review of the literature on eco-tourism in Malaysia.
# 150843 | 2,706 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 26, 2012 in Environmental Studies (General) , Asian Studies (General) , Tourism (General)

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The paper examines the ecotourism opportunities in Malaysia and includes a list of the terrestrial species of Malaysia. The paper looks at a government plan adopted to assist federal and state governments in the development of the eco-tourism potential, the types of ecotourism products being promoted in Malaysia, the challenges and concerns for promoting ecotourism in Malaysia as well as the future prospects of ecotourism in Malaysia. Finally, the paper discusses the environmental degradation indirectly caused by tourists and specifically mentions Langkawi Geopark and the Taman Negara National Park.

The Hotel Sector in Malaysia
Resources and Barriers in Tourism Development
Advice for Improving Buyer/Seller Relationships
Ecotourism Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region: Malaysia
Species in Malaysia
Malaysia: Government Plan Adopted to Assist Federal and State Governments
Types of Ecotourism Products Promoted in Malaysia
Challenges and Concerns for Promoting Ecotourism in Malaysia
Future Prospects and Key Factors for Ecotourism in Malaysia
Environmental Degradation Indirectly Caused by Tourists
Langkawi Geopark
Forestry Conference
Ecotourism and Heritage Significance of Taman Negara

From the Paper:

"The work of Kasim (2007) entitled: "Environmentalism in the Hotel Sector: Evidence of Drivers and Barriers in Penang Malaysia" reports that the link between tourism businesses and their impact to the environmental are often hidden or veiled by the promotion of tourism as a 'soft' industry. It is this that perhaps best explains the reason that few studies of these driver and the associated barriers in the operation of a corporation with the environment in mind and most specifically in developing countries is often an earner of foreign exchange. Kasim's work claims to narrow the gaps and provides evidence of the specific drivers of environmentalism in the hotel sector of Penang, Malaysia.
"Through use of qualitative data gathered by interviewing, analyzing documents and personal observation Kasim (2007) states findings that indicate that in the absence of introducing more drivers with stronger incentives and failing to understand and address the underlying barriers and to instill a sense of responsibility about the environment in the hotel industry in Malaysia then environmental responsibility within this sector of business will be a challenging if not impossible task."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kasim, Azilah. (2007). Corporate Environmentalism in the Hotel Sector: Evidence of Drivers and Barriers in Penang, Malaysia. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 15(6), 680-699.
  • Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa. (2008). Resources and barriers in tourism development: cross-border cooperation, regionalization and destination building at the Finnish-Swedish border. Fennia. 186(1), 31-46.
  • Abramson, N. (2005). "Building and Maintaining Effective Buyer-Seller Relationships: A Comparative Study of American and Canadian Expectations." Journal of promotion management 12(1), pp. 129-51.
  • Improve Your Relationship with American Buyers and Sellers (2006) The Executive Edge. SFU Business. Simon Fraser University. March 2006. Online available at:
  • Abdullah, Juanaida Lee (2006) Ecotourism Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region: Malaysia. Policy, Planning and International Affairs Division, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia 3 Nov 2006. Online available at:

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