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
PublisherCRC Press
Pages607-611
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780203075364
ISBN (Print)9780415621335
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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tourism
Malaysia
Rural Population
tourists
rural communities
Industry
Program Development
Poverty
cultural heritage
Health Expenditures
rural economics
ecotourism
program planning
household income
Conservation
poverty
Economics

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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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 (pp. 607-611). CRC Press.

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. CRC Press, 2012. p. 607-611.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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. CRC Press, pp. 607-611.
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. CRC Press. 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. CRC Press, 2012. pp. 607-611
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