The Importance Of Tourism Industry In Malaysia

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Introduction

Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. In 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation.

Malaysia has two main regions, which is the Peninsular Malaysia region, which includes 11 states and the Malaysian Borneo region, which comprises two states (Sabah and Sarawak). It has a total area of 329,847 square kilometers. Malaysia’s climate is topical and characterized by the annual southwest (April-October) and northeast (October-February) monsoons. The humidity is high and the temperature is usually moderate.

The politics in Malaysia is based on a federal constitutional monarchy, which means that the King
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Malaysia has clearly recognized tourism as a powerful driver to economic growth. It has been marked to play an important role in the socio-economic development of the country. The Malaysia Truly Asia slogan has become an example of successful tourism marketing.

The tourism industry has become an important sector for Malaysia especially in generating the economic growth. This industry has contributed to expansion in sales, job employments, income and tax revenue. Since this industry provides the country with a lot of benefits, it is important for the public and private sectors to improve the satisfaction of the tourists.

To provide the best services and goods to the tourists, direct and indirect socio-economic activities are involved. Example of direct effects occurs in certain sectors like hotels, transportation, restaurants and business services. Indirect effects are other sectors that indirectly depend on the development growth of the
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It offers everything that tourists could want for a holiday such as white sandy beaches, breath-taking landscapes, restaurants, malls and few of the finest hotels in the world. Malaysia’s main commercial and business district is located in Kuala Lumpur. This is where most the five-star hotels, entertainment and famous shopping centers can be found. The Petronas Twin Tower is one of the center attractions of the country that attracts millions of tourists around the world. Some other attractions are Menara Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Gunung

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