Can tourism in TL & Malaysian Sabah afford not to be sustainable
This papers two focus states, Timor-Leste and Malaysian State of Sabah are isolated and plagued with poverty, which creates challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism. While tourism could create many opportunities, the two focus states are aiming at exploiting the opportunities by attracting tourists, in order to generate enough revenues to overcome the challenges. However, tourism activities have an impact on the sensitive ecosystems of these islands if not managed carefully. This paper compares the activities of Timor-Leste and the Malaysian state of Sabah towards establishing a sustainable tourism economy.
Authors: Aiman Somoudi