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The concept of urban tourism in developing countries: Characteristics and experiences of tourism development in Melaka (Malacca) City, Malaysia

Ismail, H.N. and Baum, T.G. (2006) The concept of urban tourism in developing countries: Characteristics and experiences of tourism development in Melaka (Malacca) City, Malaysia. Anatolia, 17 (2). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1303-2917

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Abstract

Examines and analyses the dynamics of cities in developing countries that have led to an increase in their tourism profile through a review of trends in urban tourism such as product development and tourist demand. This is seen as a significant sector by authorities to generate economic growth. It has also led to an increase in planning for tourism in cities based on existing resources and re-creating new products as well as providing a challenge to the application of the concept of urban tourism in a sustainable manner. Therefore, this paper reviews an emerging phenomenon of urban tourism in developing countries with a focus in Malaysia in relation to two key frameworks.