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Malaysia’s Desaru Coast: Re-establishing Desaru as an international tourism destination? | The Development Advisor

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Malaysia’s Desaru Coast: Re-establishing Desaru as an international tourism destination? | The Development Advisor

Recent HistoryDuring the 1980′s Desaru was a very popular beach destination with about half a dozen hotels. Events since then have not been kind to Desaru. Relatively cheaper airfares and more attractive Asian regional beach destinations lured travelers away from Desaru. The deteriorating numbers of visitors led accommodation standards into a downward spiral. Without further coherent tourism development planning each negative circumstance re-enforced the other.
Iskandar Malaysia & Malaysian Tourism DevelopmentOn a positive note the fortunes of Desaru seems to be changing under the umbrella of Iskandar Malaysia as well as the Tourism NKEA’s of the PEMANDU’s Malaysia Economic Transformation Program. ‘Desaru Coast’ appears to be the new branding for the new developments in Desaru.  This re-vamp is also partly a recreational outlet for the people working  in the new Refinery…

New world paradigm

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New eBook On Strategic Planning

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New eBook On Strategic Planning One of the biggest challenges for public and private sector community leaders is to ensure residents enjoy sustainable economic prosperity. Some communities are blessed with amazing natural assets making the challenge a little easier to address. Some communities have well developed and highly competitive industry clusters to build from. Whatever the situation, to be successful requires a well conceived, aligned strategic plan and excellence in execution of the resultant tactical action plans. Without a strategic plan to guide decision-making, communities are like corks on the ocean rising and falling with each economic wave. Occasionally, there are disruptive events that test the strength of any strategic plan and need to be addressed. It can be the loss of a major employer, the devastation of a natural disaster, or the unexpected emergence of a brand new industry. I authored this eBook with the latter in mind. The emergence of the shale energy industry…

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Vinokurov claims Road Race gold London 2012 Alexandr Vinokurov triumphed in a dramatic men's Road Race on The Mall to claim gold for Kazakhstan.


Result Unofficial RankBibAthleteTime+187VINOKUROV Alexandr5:45:57+2