Title: Tourism policy and cultural heritage in multi-ethnic societies: a view of Malaysia

Authors: Joan C. Henderson

Addresses: Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Abstract: This research note explores important questions of the ways in which tourism, culture and heritage are connected in multi-ethnic societies where governments are striving to establish a national identity. Interactions are reflected in and contribute to tourism policy, which cannot be fully understood without reference to its wider framework. These issues are examined within the context of Malaysia, which is undergoing change and some internal tensions, as it develops both as a nation and tourist destination.

Keywords: cultural heritage; Malaysia; multi-ethnicity; tourism policy; national identity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTP.2009.023278

International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2009 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.138 - 144

Published online: 16 Feb 2009 *

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