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Tourism in Malaysia: an empirical study on socio-economic and environmental impacts

Karim, A.H.M Zehadul and Md. Noon, Hazizan and Mohd Noor, Noor Azlan and Mohamad Diah, Nurazzura (2016) Tourism in Malaysia: an empirical study on socio-economic and environmental impacts. Partridge Singapore, Singapore. ISBN 978-1-4828-7996-4

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Abstract

As a pluralistic nation, Malaysia consists of diverse ethnic groups of people with various cultures that integrate harmonious and peaceful living in a politically stable and wonderfully rich environmental setting. Due to such unique features, people from abroad become largely attracted to this land and thus frequently arrive here as visitors and tourists. There are tremendous amounts of attractions for the visitors and tourists, and people from various backgrounds arrive to stay here temporarily, generating around RM65 billion in foreign earnings, adding to its national coffer every year. Nevertheless, tourism also causes a major negative effect in which the local culture may be assimilated into the alien norms and behaviors through the continuous process of acculturation. Due to day-to-day interactions with the tourists and visitors, many sociocultural impacts have affected local values, which contextually require to be redefined. This book analyzes critically the sociocultural and environmental impacts of tourism in Malaysia, having collected both qualitative and quantitative data at the empirical level of investigation.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 6372/52605
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Malaysia, socio-economic
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM706 Social structure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM711 Groups and organizations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: DR NURAZZURA MOHAMAD DIAH
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 02:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52605

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