The Future of Tourism—Only as Bright as We Make It

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

November 2022 EDITORIAL
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SINCE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL became possible post-Covid, I have, for various reasons, been staying in at least five countries for substantial periods of time, including in Malaysia. A common change that took place between 2020 and 2023 seems evident to me. In all of the countries, I have noted an enhanced consciousness and interest among common folk in local conditions—in what transpires in their neighbourhood, in who their neighbours are and in how these behave.There has been a spontaneous growth in...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: