With about 27 million inbound
tourists in 2015, slightly less
than Malaysia total population.
Such an large amount of
international tourists certainly
will affect Malaysia both
negatively and negatively.
Then , what are they?
1. Interaction between foreigners and Malaysians
International tourism activities is folk diplomatic. Such kind of direct communication will help promote
mutual international understandings among people with different beliefs, face, and lifestyle.
This effect is important for Malaysia as an Islam nation. Nowadays , Islam extremists groups bring a
serious of disasters in Europe.As a result, some Europeans consider islam as terrorism. If Europeans
traveling in south east Asia, they will surprised to find that there is country where different ethnic
groups having been living together harmoniously for a long period, and it’s Malaysia. Malaysia inbound
tourism will help improve Europeans’ impression of islam.
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By living with local families, foreigners eating real traditional food and experience their lifestyle, sometimes,
celebrating festivals if happens.
Most important reason to develop tourism industry.
Arranging employment of citizens is always been a major issues and great concern for any governments.
Tourism belong to labor-intensive industry , thus , require a lot of labors. Every additional hotel room will
increase 2-3jobs in other types of direct tourism company such as air Asia, classic travel agency or local
2. Create job opportunities
Also consider indirect opportunities,as every tourism staff is a consumer as well, they get income
and will spend in food, clothes, houses and so on.
According to world experience , the percentage
between local hotel room and the entire tourism
employment amount is 1:4.5!
About 1.2million Malaysians working in tourism directly! And there will
be more tourism job chances because Malaysia hotel in growing
3. Increase foreign exchange earnings
Foreign exchange reflecta country's economy strength, usually high foreign exchange shows a
countryare more advantageous when doing international trade. Obtaining foreign exchange through
inbound tourism is very important for developing nations. Due to Backward of technology compared
with developed nations, international trade in always unfair for developing countries.
Changes between balance of
payments and inbound tourists amount are almost the
same, one is proportional to another.
The destination risk standardization built to satisfy foreign visitors' needs for familiar facilities
and making them feel at home.Make a country more competitive and will attrac more tourists.
Too much standardized tourism facilities is not good.Bad for promoting and protecting own
Nowadays tourism standardization is actural designed by westerners, spreading their attitudes
by multinational companies such as KFC and Intercontinental hotels.
A kind of modern cultural aggression to developing worlds.
Different values are the
sources of cultural
sometimes go against
conservative values of
Majority of the inbound
tourists have different
religions and lifestyle
compare with Malaysians,
cause it's easy to arise
The top 10 tourist generating
markets to Malaysia in 2014:
South Korea (325,493).
Highly commercialized local cultural
Folk custom and
were organized as
long as foreign
Largely lost its
and cultural value.
Chang locals thought
External thought from foreign tourists
such as sexual freedom will affect
Family breakdown amount will
increase, as well as divorce rate.
Crime rate will also increase, due to
impacts from foreign visitors' s bad
Divorce amount in Malaysia during the
The trend of divorce amount in Malaysia from 2004-2012 is very proportional to
the changes happened in inbound tourists arrivals at during the same period,
showing the amount of inbound tourists have a impact to divorce amount.
Crime rate also has the same trend
with the increasing of inbound
tourists amount in the last few
The situation happens in KL areas
can prove crime are more likely to
happen in a popular tourism city.