Regulating Sustainable Tourism in Malaysia Under Agenda 21

Mohamad, Mahadzirah (2013) Regulating Sustainable Tourism in Malaysia Under Agenda 21. In: Business And Management Series Volume 4. UMT Publisher, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-967-0524-17-7.

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Tourism has been acknowledged as one of the world’s fastest growing industries and an important source of foreign exchange and employment for many developing countries. In Malaysia, tourism ranked ninth in the UNWTO list of ten most visited countries and rank second highest contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) after manufacturing. However, the growth of tourism has results in increasing pressure on the natural, cultural and socio-economic environments. Thus it is a need for sustainable and responsible planning and management for the tourism industry to survive. Agenda 21 is an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), an action plan of the UN related to sustainable development. As Malaysia is a contracting State Party to UNCED, Malaysia is obligated under Agenda 21 to develop its framework to regulate sustainable tourism through incorporation into the existing framework on tourism management.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Tourism Industry, Malaysia Tourism,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 07:04
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 06:11

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