Langkawi Island, Malaysia, tourism development, tourism area life cycle launched the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint, which aims to position the island. Langkawi Island always recorded the positive growth and the next development will continues in more intensive phase after Langkawi. Tourism Blueprint. Challenges. Current Scenario. Achievements. Langkawi Tourism Blueprint Accolades. Benchmarking. Langkawi. Tourism. Sustainable.

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However, after having read through the document it appears to be a little too introspective. Tuesday, January 1, What do you think of this story? Oct 5, 0 All this initiatives, has proven to be effective as the outcome already surpassed the intended target.

This is one of the deciding factors that gets little mention in tourism destination development. But in order to capture a larger slice of this market, will Langkawi adopt a more comprehensive view of tourism development that also considers the regional competitive environment as well as an appreciation of how a vibrant resort town fits into the larger tourism picture?

For example, Phuket is located along the same coastline km north of Langkawi. If a tight and narrow land ownership structure is indeed the case it does mean a less spontaneous and moderate pace of resort development taking place.

Tuesday, 01 January The initiatives in Pantai Cenang to improve environment management and waterfront re-development are great. If potential development land, is either monopolized by one entity or by a few tight hands — government or large corporate entity — with no tourism development interest, quick destination development will not happen. All the achievement is the result of close cooperation between the tourism industry player, people of Langkawi and all the agencies under the Blueprint.

He said he was convinced that the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint would make the legendary resort island as popular as the Seychelles, Mauritius, Bali, Hawaii and Maldives.

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In the mind of global travelers the distance between Phuket and Langkawi is negligible. Based on that average expenditure, it can be concluded that the total expenditure for all tourists until third quarter of stood at RM3. Langkawi Tourism Blueprint consist of 88 initiatives with an allocation of RM, If a country can be anchored by a capital city should a resort island not have a vibrant resort town? This Blueprint is the best comprehensive plan outlining the various initiatives to further propel Langkawi to achieve the goal of being among the 10 best islands and eco-tourism destination in Langkawi does in fact have a lot to offer.

At least three projects have been recently announced — Teluk Datai by Destination Resort Holdings, a unit of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah and Tradewinds, a publicly listed Malaysian hotel owner.

But can you see that unless the existing land ownership structure is broad based it will not encourage outside participation which provides the destination with variety and options? A total of 14 initiatives have been implemented with three main focus consists of enabler, infrastructure and products. Launching the blueprint, which incorporates the implementation of a development programme, at a hotel here, Najib said Langkawi must brand itself strongly, particularly in terms of its bluepfint natural assets.

Not just in marketing aspects but more so in destination development.

A recent study conducted by Universiti Sains Malaysia showed bluepfint the average spending for tourists whose staying for 3 to 4 nights in Langkawi, there is an increase of RM1, for domestic tourist and RM3, for international tourists. Please leave this field empty.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. He said the government would allocate RM million, as provided for in Budgetto undertake the development outlined in the blueprint.

Langkawi sets sights on 3.8 million tourist arrivals

But conversely, it can happen very quickly as well if there is concerted interest and leadership in developing the destination. Nov 2, 0 He said the beach would be given a facelift through a holistic redevelopment incorporating a commercial zone to make it the ideal place for recreational activities for families and tourists. You can download the document below or from the LADA website. December 9,Friday at 7: The limited number of recent new projects points to this as a possible conclusion.

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Langkawi has an excellent chance of becoming one of the regions top islands particularly now that Bali is faced with planning and environmental challenges and Phuket arrivals hitting the ceiling with airport constraints.

How does Langkawi position itself against an immediate neighbor with so much pulling power? Jul 6, 0 He said an investment of RM5 billion was necessary during the period of implementation of the blueprint, and that 52 per cent of the funding would be generated by the private sector.

Contact us to advertise. This is a key point the blueprint does not address. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday launched a tourism plan of action designed to make Langkawi as renowned as some of the world-famous islands.

Langkawi sets sights on million tourist arrivals: Travel Weekly Asia

How diverse is the ownership beach front land in Langkawi? Keep up the good work. Asia Coastal Tourism Destination Development thedevelopmentadvisor.

And having a tourism plan is undoubtedly the right move as it gets all stakeholders headed in the same direction. On a purely speculative basis my sense is that the waterfront land in Langkawi is held in few hands and a lot of that land bueprint zoned as indigenous reserve land.

The numbers has proven that the initiatives taken is providing better outcome to Langkawi tourism industry. Oct 20, 0

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