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From the table shows the inbound tourism expenditure increased from RM60.2 billion in 2011 to RM62.5 billion in 2012 with a growth of 4.0 per cent. The increase in inbound tourism was driven by the higher number of tourist arrivals and stronger spending of foreign tourist in Malaysia. The tourist arrivals approximately 25 million was reported in 2012 as compared to 24 million in 2011. While, the growth of domestic tourism expenditure dropped from 31.2 per cent in 2011 to 12.7 per cent, representing 18.5 per cent of the growth due to slower stimulant of all the tourism products. Then, outbound tourism expenditure reported the outflows of RM25.7 billion in 2012 as compared to RM21.3 billion in 2011. Despite, the growth declined from 25.6 per cent in 2011 to 20.3 per cent in 2012. However, in terms of total tourism expenditure, which includes inbound, domestic and outbound tourism expenditure, expanded from RM117.7 billion to RM129.0 billion in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The growth of total tourism expenditure reported 9.6 per cent in 2012 as compared to a decreasing growth of 14.4 per cent in 2011. Moreover such table also indicates that, the main contributor to the total tourism expenditure was inbound tourism expenditure.

The economic impacts of tourism industry normally focus on indirect impacts which change in sales, income and employment in a region resulting from tourism activity (Daniel J.Stynes, 1999). In Malaysia, tourism is main source and the biggest contribution in economic country. Tourism has potential to contribute sales, profits, jobs and tax revenues, it is the most important reason why the government is attempting to support and boost tourism development. Currently, tourism industries become increasing essential...

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...l Airport 2 (KLIA2) is built to replace the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in order to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. Other major international airports are Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching (Malaysia, 2012).
These were support by several actions taken by the Malaysian government including cooperation with private sectors to strengthen the management of tourism proper planning, so that the infrastructural benefits are very costly to the government, it also assists in the sustainable development of the industry on a whole, in terms of monitoring tourist arrivals to different destination within the country and ensuring that increased influx of tourism are properly and comfortably accommodated with. The increased or enhanced provision of these, do not only benefit the tourism but also provides social benefit to Malaysian.
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