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These days more and more people are looking for an escape – from the demands of their everyday life and the pressures of work – and have the means to pay for a holiday that is not only about “getting away from it all”, but also restoring health and wellbeing. The global wellness tourism industry, which includes spas and more health-orientated...

 

Domestic tourism has become an important component of Malaysia’s tourism industry over the past decade, as local incomes have increased, helping cushion the impact of any slowdown in international tourism. This segment is likely to play an increasing role in 2016, as the decline in the value of the ringgit makes overseas travel more expensive...

 

What potential is there for development of the tourism and hospitality sectors outside of Malaysia’s traditional tourism centres?

 

In the nearly 60 years since Malaysia’s independence, the country has made enormous strides in health care, creating an internationally lauded public health system that delivers quality care to a large proportion of the public at extremely affordable rates. This is complemented by a growing private sector, which provides quality care – often...

 

The Malaysia Education Blueprint launched in 2013 was the government’s flagship document intending to improve the education system in five key areas: equity, access, efficiency, unity and quality. Some of the initiatives in the blueprint are commendable but the implementation, monitoring and evaluation requires more work. For example, parent...