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Ecotourism to sustain scenic beauty of Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia

Othman, Jamilah and Ahmad Kamaruddin, NurEmira (2016) Ecotourism to sustain scenic beauty of Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia. In: International Language and Tourism Conference 2016 (ILTC 2016), 21st-22nd January 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Ecotourism practices might be one of the important tools to sustain the natural heritage of an island environment. It has potential to flourish the tourism industry as well as providing revenue to a country. Besides that, the naturalness of the island landscapes can be continuously experienced and conserved. Perhaps, more island ecotourism developments should be promoted considering these importance. The establishment of relevant environmental policies and acts are also essential in supporting the maintenance and protection of natural resources with scenic value. Preliminary review of 26 journal articles explores the potential of adopting the ecotourism principles. So far, it is found that more theoretical studies are conducted on the issues. Thus, this paper suggests that more pragmatic studies should be collaborated between the local authorities and academics. The focused would be sustaining the scenic beauty of sensitive environments such as Pulau Langkawi.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 2916/50084
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecotourism, Scenic beauty, Tourism industry, Island landscapes and natural heritage
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Jamilah Othman
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 09:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50084

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