Taking tourism to the next level

By Ong Wool Leng, Richard Ho, Rosalind Chua

April 2010 COVER STORY
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From being one of Asia’s leading sun, sea and sand destinations in the 1960s and 1970s, Penang’s tourism industry seemed to wane in the 1990s, in the face of stiff regional competition. But it looks like the good times are back with George Town’s recent Unesco World Heritage listing and the boom in the budget airline industry. Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell the Penang Economic Monthly why they’re optimistic about the future.Ooi Geok Ling: “It’s high time we...

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Ong Wool Leng

Richard Ho

Rosalind Chua