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Medical tourism is a growing industry in Malaysia, but it is not without its own public health implications. Despite the growing importance of medical travel, little is known of its impact, especially in relation to the public health concerns of the receiving countries. This paper aims to explore...

Author(s)
Chow SzeLoon
Publisher
Turkish Society of Public Health Specialists, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Turkish Journal of Public Health, 2018, 16, 3, pp 237-240
Abstract

Background: More and more developing nations are promoting cross-border medical tourism as a way to enhance economic growth. Major destinations for medical tourism in South and Southeast Asia include India, Thailand, Malaysia and wealthy Singapore. Much has been written on the pros and cons of the...

Author(s)
Phua KaiLit
Publisher
Bentham Open, Bussum, Netherlands
Citation
The Open Public Health Journal, 2016, 9, pp 98-105
Abstract

Following the identification of medical tourism as a growth sector by the Malaysian government in 1998, significant government sector and private-sector investments have been channeled into its development over the past 15 years. This is unfolding within the broader context of social services being ...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.; Wong KeeMun; Chan CheeKhoon
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2014, 7, pp 25201
Abstract

Sustainable tourism emphasises responsible utilisation of economic, socio-cultural and environmental resources for tourism development. Extant literature in sustainable tourism leans towards subjective and qualitative description in explaining the dynamic nature of the trans-disciplinary indicators ...

Author(s)
Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran; Gill, S. S.; Sridar Ramachandran; Ahmad Shuib; Baum, T.; Syamsul Herman, M. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 7, pp 1256
Abstract

In the literature on ethnic tourism there has been considerable discussion of touristic images and descriptions of ethnic groups, the 'culture brokers' (tour guides, operators and so on) who produce these images, and the resulting alterations communities are required to make in order for ...

Author(s)
Yea, S.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2002, 4, 2, pp 173-194
Abstract

This article continues the exploration of factors determining the tourist gaze in differing circumstances. Without intending to engage in a feminist debate, the article focuses on the preferences of women tourists as factors contributing to the development of domestic tourism in Malaysia. It goes...

Author(s)
Asra Zaliza, B. A.; Lade, C.; Michael, E.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2013, 18, 6, pp 677-690
Abstract

Segmenting the motivation of travelers using the push and pull framework remains ubiquitous in tourism. This study segments the girlfriend getaway (GGA) market on motivation (push) and accommodation (pull) attributes and identifies relationships between these factors. Using a relatively novel...

Author(s)
Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Prayag, G.; Disegna, M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2019, 58, 5, pp 774-792
Abstract

In response to the increasingly risk-conscious environment in contemporary society, a growing body of literature has been dedicated to tourist risk perception. While risk is widely assumed to be a negative element in tourism, this perspective overlooks the fact that risk and tourist experience are...

Author(s)
Yang ChiaoLing [Yang, C. L. E. ]; Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Arcodia, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 2, pp 260-272
Abstract

Malaysia was recently ranked fourth highest as a retirement destination by one established magazine. This warrants examination of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme which targets retirees, and more recently, high net worth foreigners. Data was collected using postal questionnaire survey...

Author(s)
Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz; Loh ChengLit; Mastura Jaafar
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2014, 40, pp 203-212
Abstract

This paper explores the challenges faced by the participants of community-based homestay programme in Dagat Village of Lower Kinabatangan-Segama Wetlands of Sabah, Malaysia. Primary data were gathered through field observation and in-depth interviews conducted with the participants in September...

Author(s)
Velan Kunjuraman; Rosazman Hussin
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2017, 21, pp 1-9

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