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Challenges In Managing Infrastructure For Urban Tourism: A Comparative Study Of Three Asian Cities


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J. Jamil & M. S. Puad


There has been tremendous competition between Asian countries in promoting their tourism sector since the economic crashes of 1986 and 1997. Terrorism, which haunts Western nations, has spread to Asian countries. This greatly affects the notion held by the world at large of Asia as the ‘Worlds Paradise’. As such, the level of competition between neighboring countries in the ASEAN block of nations, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia, has increased. Investments in tourism related infrastructures are important in generating tourist arrivals. It not only provides enough infrastructures, but also has to make sure that it is first class infrastructure for tourist satisfaction. In the situation on the factor of provision cost, high demand from the consumer, suitability of the location and the efficient management of the operator are the important aspects needed for action to be taken by the infrastructure executive agency. The effective infrastructure contributes to the best service and affects the growth of our local tourism sector. This paper will present how and how far cities in the ASEAN have to take action towards the infrastructure management council and the impact towards the tourism factor in their countries. Are there any ways and strategies in managing and maintaining infrastructure to sustain the city tourism? Keywords: infrastructure, management, tourism, sustain.


infrastructure, management, tourism, sustain