Government's role in Malaysian homestay program

Y. Yusnita, Yahaya Ibrahim, M. Mohd Shaladdin, W. M A Wan Abd Aziz

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Abstract

Priorities for the economic upgrading of rural tourism has been given attention in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010) to reduce poverty among rural communities and further identified as a major contributor in promoting eco-tourism in a sustainable manner for commercial value under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015). One approach to community-based tourism to the rural community in Malaysia is practiced through the homestay program. The homestay sector began informally since 1970s with some minor involvement of local communities providing accommodation in their own homes to tourists with a very minimal charge. The Malaysian government also focused and encouraged local communities to develop and be directly involved in the tourism industry through the homestay program. The homestay program is said to have given returns in terms of household income and promote better awareness for the continued conservation of cultural heritage. The purpose of this paper is to explore the roles of Malaysian government pertaining to the development of homestay program. The roles have been tremendously important in sustaining this cultural rural tourism sector in order to capture more tourists and their expenditure, whilst at the same time engaging local communities in tourism industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012
Pages607-611
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 3 Sep 20125 Sep 2012

Other

OtherInternational Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/9/125/9/12

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Industry
Conservation
Economics
Government
Malaysia
Local communities
Tourists
Tourism industry
Rural tourism
Rural communities
Cultural heritage
Role of government
Expenditure
Tourism
Household income
Ecotourism
Charge
Upgrading
Tourism sector
Accommodation

Keywords

  • Community basedtourism (CBT)
  • Community participation
  • Government role
  • Homestay program
  • Rural tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Yusnita, Y., Ibrahim, Y., Mohd Shaladdin, M., & Wan Abd Aziz, W. M. A. (2012). Government's role in Malaysian homestay program. In Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012 (pp. 607-611)

Government's role in Malaysian homestay program. / Yusnita, Y.; Ibrahim, Yahaya; Mohd Shaladdin, M.; Wan Abd Aziz, W. M A.

Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012. 2012. p. 607-611.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yusnita, Y, Ibrahim, Y, Mohd Shaladdin, M & Wan Abd Aziz, WMA 2012, Government's role in Malaysian homestay program. in Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012. pp. 607-611, International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 3/9/12.
Yusnita Y, Ibrahim Y, Mohd Shaladdin M, Wan Abd Aziz WMA. Government's role in Malaysian homestay program. In Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012. 2012. p. 607-611
Yusnita, Y. ; Ibrahim, Yahaya ; Mohd Shaladdin, M. ; Wan Abd Aziz, W. M A. / Government's role in Malaysian homestay program. Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations - Proceedings of the International Hospitality and Tourism Conference, IHTC 2012. 2012. pp. 607-611
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