From the Field: Greening tourism in Malaysia

Malaysia is turning towards sustainable 'green' tourism.
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Malaysia is turning towards sustainable 'green' tourism.
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A school of fish gathers off Lang Tengah Island, Malaysia.
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In Malaysia, tourism is a major economic sector and generated over $18 billion in revenue in 2019.

After revenues plummeted by 72 per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malaysian authorities, with the help of UNDP’s sustainable tourism recovery project, looked to reinvigorate the industry by putting out a greener welcome mat for global visitors.

On World Tourism Day, marked annually on 27 September, find out how they did it here.

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