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One golden celebration - that's what Visit Malaysia Year 2007 is being toutedas. The target is to get at least 20 million tourists to come visit us next year.In a one-to-one interview with DEEPAK GILL, Tourism Minister Datuk SeriTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor talks about efforts to make Malaysia moreattractive to world travellers and the programmes that have been drawn upto make VMY 2007 a golden triumph for all Malaysians.
From luxury resorts to a jungle lodge, winners of Malaysia's first Responsible Tourism Award prove that you can be chic or small, AND still go green. LEONG SIOK HUI checks out what makes these operators 'responsible'.
It's Malaysia's majorincome earner, but arewe doing everything wecan to nurture thetourism sector, asksDEEPAK GILL.
THE travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the services sector. The industry, which encompasses transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and recreation and entertainment, is currently the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) contributing industry for Malaysia.
The money-spinning diving industry here is determined to stay afloat despite the tsunami that turned this Thai resort island from tropical paradise into a tourist hell.