Article Sport Tourism Malaysia

As travellers are seeking increasingly active holidays, sport tourism has become a key driver for Malaysia’s booming RM55 billion tourism industry, which recorded 24.6 million visitors in 2010.

In a bid to help showcase the 120 types of sports that the destination has to offer, Malaysia has set up the Malaysia Sports Tourism Council, a non-profit and non-governmental organisation that focuses on developing and promoting sports tourism.

According to the Malaysia Sports Tourism Council, sport tourism, which currently accounts for RM5 billion per year, is set to become one of the fastest growing segments of the industry, equating to $600 billion a year internationally.

This is made possible by the natural landscape of the country, which boasts more than 200 golf courses and is blessed with the wonders of Mother Nature for diving, mountain climbing, jungle trekking and adventure activities.The word Melayu derives from the Tamil language term Malaiur which can be translated as “land of mountains”.

Some activities travellers can enjoy include diving around the islands with its rich coral beds and aquatic life. The most popular diving spots are those around islands such Pulau Redang, Langkawi (Pulau Payar) and Sipadan. Most of the beach-side resorts at these diving destinations have tapped into this trend, providing diving lessons through PADI-certified divers and scuba gear.

(Malaysia - land of mountains)

Fishing is another popular choice, as Malaysia’s rivers and seas hold fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Amberjack and Dorado

Malaysia, renowned for its beautiful landscapes, is fast emerging as South-East Asia’s golfing destination. There are almost 200 golf courses available across the country on different kinds of terrain, ranging from highland retreats to beach-side havens. Most of the courses are designed to international standards and equipped with modern amenities and facilities.

Through the world-renowned Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia has hosted a variety of racing events. The Formula One series makes Sepang one of its stops every season, bringing visitors from around the world to watch the race and enjoy Malaysia at the same time.

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2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing

Agreed

2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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