The concept of urban tourism in developing countries: characteristics and experiences of tourism development in Melaka (Malacca) City, Malaysia

H.N. Ismail, T.G. Baum

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Examines and analyses the dynamics of cities in developing countries that have led to an increase in their tourism profile through a review of trends in urban tourism such as product development and tourist demand. This is seen as a significant sector by authorities to generate economic growth. It has also led to an increase in planning for tourism in cities based on existing resources and re-creating new products as well as providing a challenge to the application of the concept of urban tourism in a sustainable manner. Therefore, this paper reviews an emerging phenomenon of urban tourism in developing countries with a focus in Malaysia in relation to two key frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • tourism
  • developing countries
  • urban tourism
  • malaysia

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