Sabah’s spatial asset : tourism and its research needs

Awangku Hasanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul (2007) Sabah’s spatial asset : tourism and its research needs. In: 1st Social Science Undergraduate Conference on Spatial Science Spatial Science: The New Millennium Research Domain, 1 March 2007.


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Geographers describe their discipline as a spatial science. That is, geographers are concerned with answering questions about how and why earth phenomena vary across the Earth. For instance, geographers investigate patterns of vegetation as they relate to distributions of climate, soils and topography. Thus geographers answer four basic questions when studying the environment, which are location, place, spatial pattern and spatial interaction. Geographers also study how human activities are shaped by and impact the natural environment. This study is a part of the ‘man�land’ tradition in geographic research, what one might say was the precursor to the modern tourism studies. In this new millennium, tourism continues to grow as a major force in global trade. The World Tourism Organization has predicted that in the new millennium, tourism is set to become the largest industry in the world employing the highest number of people. As more developing countries like Malaysia rise to the challenge of tourism to seek its rewards, the developed countries are competing to control their market share. If not for the revelation of tourism and tourism�related researches, perhaps the industry would not be so developed and the citizen would not know that tourism produced many benefits such as incomes, jobs and taxes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keyword: Spatial asset, Tourism in Sabah
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General). Atlases. Maps > G1-922 Geography (General) > G149-180 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9-155.8 Travel and state. Tourism
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 11:27
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 09:11

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