TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PERIPHERAL AREA OF MALAYSIA : A CASE STUDY OF KELANTAN
KHAIRIL W. AWANG.
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TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PERIPHERAL AREA OF MALAYSIA A CASE STUDY OF KELANTAN
Khairil W Awang
Submitted to the University of Wales in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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The tourism industry has rapidly developed in Malaysia since the first setting-up of a central agency, the Tourist Development Corporation in 1972, which dealt with aspects of the industry. The thesis argues for the importance of a study that contributes towards the understanding of the state role in tourism development, particularly in an area considered to be the backwater of a developing country. Little is known on the understanding of such a role in the context of Malaysia. Therefore, this thesis explores the role o f the state in the development of small accommodation and attraction enterprises, an important sector amongst tourism diverse suppliers, albeit in the context of Kelantan, an area having the attributes of a peripheral region in Malaysia. Such a role is, however, intertwined... [continues]
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