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Najib launches blueprint to boost Langkawi’s popularity

He said the beach would be given a facelift through a holistic redevelopment incorporating a commercial zone to make it the ideal place for recreational activities blueeprint families and tourists.

He said he was convinced that the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint would make the legendary resort island as popular as the Seychelles, Mauritius, Bali, Hawaii and Maldives. The numbers has proven that the initiatives taken is providing better outcome to Langkawi tourism industry. Oct 5, 0 How does Langkawi position itself against an immediate neighbor with so much pulling power? You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If a country can be anchored by a capital city should a resort island not have a vibrant resort town? This is a key point the blueprint does not address. He said an investment of RM5 billion was necessary during the period of langkaiw of the blueprint, and that 52 per cent of the funding would be generated by tourixm private sector.

In the mind of global travelers the distance between Phuket and Langkawi is negligible. He said the government would allocate RM million, as provided for in Budgetto undertake the development outlined in the blueprint.

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But can you see that unless the existing land ownership structure is broad based it will not encourage outside participation which provides the destination with variety and options? Oct 20, 0 All this initiatives, has proven to be effective as the outcome already surpassed the intended target.


If potential development land, is either monopolized by one entity or by a few tight hands — government or large corporate entity — with no tourism development interest, quick destination development will not happen.

For example, Phuket is located along the same coastline km north of Langkawi. This email address is being protected from spambots.

Langkawi sets sights on million tourist arrivals: Travel Weekly Asia

Langkawi Tourism Blueprint consist of bluepront initiatives with an allocation of RM, However, after having read through the b,ueprint it appears to be a little too introspective. Tuesday, January 1, December 9,Friday at 7: But conversely, it can happen very quickly as well if there is concerted interest and leadership in developing the destination. On a purely speculative basis my sense is that the waterfront land in Langkawi is held in few hands and a lot of that land is zoned as indigenous reserve land.

This is one of the deciding factors that gets little mention in tourism destination development. But in order to capture a larger slice of this market, will Langkawi adopt a more comprehensive view of tourism development that also considers the regional competitive environment as well as an appreciation of how a vibrant resort town fits into the larger tourism picture?

You can download the document below or from the LADA website. Launching the blueprint, which incorporates the implementation of a development programme, at a hotel here, Najib said Langkawi must brand itself strongly, particularly in terms of its spectacular natural assets.

If a tight and narrow land ownership structure is indeed the case it does mean a less spontaneous and moderate pace of resort development taking place. All the achievement is the result of close cooperation between the tourism industry player, people toourism Langkawi and all the agencies under the Blueprint.

Starting from the first year of Bluerint Tourism Blueprint implementation, various efforts and initiatives has been taken by the leading agencies. How diverse is the ownership beach front land in Langkawi? What do you think of this story? Langkawi has an excellent chance of becoming one of the regions top islands particularly now that Bali is faced with planning and environmental challenges and Phuket arrivals hitting the ceiling with airport constraints.


A total of 14 initiatives have been implemented with three main focus consists of enabler, blueprunt and products.

Langkawi sets sights on 3.8 million tourist arrivals

Najib also said he hoped that the Langkawi Development Authority Lada would immediately address the threat of erosion at Cenang because it was a popular beach for tourists. A recent study conducted by Universiti Sains Malaysia showed that the average spending for tourists whose staying for 3 to 4 nights in Langkawi, there is an increase b,ueprint RM1, for domestic tourist and RM3, for international tourists. The limited number of recent new projects points to this as a possible conclusion.

Based on that average expenditure, it can be concluded that the total expenditure langkawii all tourists until third quarter of stood at RM3.

And having a tourism plan is undoubtedly the right move as it gets all stakeholders headed in the same direction. Not just in marketing aspects but more so in destination development. At least three projects have been recently announced — Teluk Datai by Destination Resort Holdings, a unit of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah and Tradewinds, a publicly listed Malaysian hotel owner.

Tuesday, 01 January The initiatives in Pantai Cenang to improve environment management and waterfront re-development are great.

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