Malaysia Turns to Tourism to Correct Palm Oil’s Bad Image

Greg Girard / CIFOR

A truck is shown moving oil palms in Sabah, Malaysia, in this photo from 2014. Controversial palm oil plantations may become tourist attractions under a new initiative.
Greg Girard / CIFOR

Skift Take: Palm oil, a huge industry for Malaysia, is taking a beating from consumer concerns over palm’s links to deforestation and threat to animal habitats. The government’s year-long ‘Love My Palm Oil’ campaign is spilling over to the tourism sector. Can this be a new tour for the industry?

— Raini Hamdi

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