Tourism and Travel Related Services is divided into four (4) sub-sectors namely:
- Hotels and restaurants (including catering);
- Travel agencies and tour operators services;
- Tourist guides services; and
- Other Tourism Services.
Tourism activities are part of more general services activities -- most notably many transport services, certain business services, distribution services; and recreational, cultural and sporting services.
Malaysia gives a lot of importance to the tourism sub-sector in view of the foreign exchange earnings potential. Major tourism industries guidelines within the subsector consist of Hotel and Restaurant, Tour Operating/Travel Agency Business, Tourism Vehicle Business, and Malaysia My Second Home scheme (MM2H). Other tourism activities include Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE), Medical/Health Tourism, and SPA and Wellness Services.