Exploring the indicators for environmental protection in the context of green tourism

Mohammad Rahmdzey Roly, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, Norlida Hanim Mohd Salleh

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Tourism is one of the significant sectors and it is rapidly growing worldwide. Generally, tourism contributes positively to Malaysia’s GDP, employment, community progress, infrastructural development and sosio-legacy preservation. However, it also affects the environment especially through the utilization of land for tourism purposes; and this contributes to reduced land area for agricultural purposes as well as forest depletion. Hence, these problems have created awareness among the enforcers on the importance of environmental sustainability and conservation. Moreover, lately there have been many issues associated with water and air pollution, forest depletion, coastline and sea contamination, and the decline of flora and fauna that badly impacted the development of tourism industry. Thus, it is important to ensure that environmental conservation practices being carried out by the enforcer of tourism sector as to further improve this industry for current and future generations. Due to this reason, the aims of this study are twofold. Firstly, we want to clearly define the concept of green tourism (GT) as part of sustainable tourism and environmental practice. Secondly, at the end of the study we aim to identify the indicators of sustainable tourism and environmental practice; as these indicators are able to contribute toward environmental protection through the development of green tourism index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1786-1790
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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Water Pollution
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Keywords

  • Environment conservation
  • Green tourism index
  • Tourism sector

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Exploring the indicators for environmental protection in the context of green tourism. / Roly, Mohammad Rahmdzey; Siwar, Chamhuri; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Mohd Salleh, Norlida Hanim.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 21, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 1786-1790.

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Roly, Mohammad Rahmdzey ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin ; Mohd Salleh, Norlida Hanim. / Exploring the indicators for environmental protection in the context of green tourism. In: Advanced Science Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 1786-1790.
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