Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - The influence of islamisation on the tourism development in Malaysia

The article is a contribution on the impact of tourism on developing countries. It is also an attempt to distinguish the dysfunctions which are indeed caused by tourists from the prejudice which are an effect of the war in Iraq, the colonial times or mass media activity. In order to amend this contribution with qualitative data the author conducted field studies performed in Malaysia in July 2001 and November 2003. The research was focused on the dialog of the culture of the Malay Population and Tourists, same as on the cultural shock related with the different type of religion. The conception of tourism feats into the conception of tourism as the contact of cultures [Przecławski 1997].