Forms of Tourism

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CHAPTER 3
FORMS OF TOURISM

Forms of tourism can be discussed in terms of the displacement of persons within certain conditions. These trips always take the visitors outside their usual environment, but might take them also outside their country of residence into another economy. Forms of tourism can also be discussed in terms of the different types of tourism in a particular country, i.e. ecotourism, sports tourism, health tourism, etc.

FORMS OF TOURISM - DISPLACEMENT OF PERSONS

In economic measurement, countries are usually interested in looking separately at effects whether they occur on their soil or within other economies. This issue is particularly relevant in the case of tourism which by nature supposes that individuals displace
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NATIONAL PARKS
• Mulu National Park, Sarawak
• Kinabalu National Park, Sabah
• Taman Negara, Pahang
• Other National Parks In Malaysia

HILLS
• Cameron Highlands, Pahang
• Fraser's Hill, Pahang
• Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
• Other Hills In Malaysia

THINGS TO DO
• Agro-Tourism
• Angling
• Bird Watching
• Cave Exploration
• Your Diving Paradise
• Eco-Tourism
• Golfing - 200 Courses To Choose From
• Mountain Biking
• Mountain Climbing
• River Cruising
• Rock Climbing
• Exhilaration in Tropical Waters
• Sport and Recreation
• White Water Rafting
• Wreck Diving
• 4 Wheel Drive Expeditions
• More Adventures

Ecotourism evolved from nature tourism, which can be defined as, “Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas”. Using the same definition, ecotourism can be defined as ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding application and conservation.

Ceballos-Lascurain (1993) defined ecotourism as, “Environmentally responsible travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and any accompanying cultural features - both past and present) that promotes conservation, has low negative visitor impact, and provides for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local populations”.

The National Ecotourism Plan for Malaysia, a study prepared for the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism,

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