The impact of 9/11 has been felt in all corners of the world. No country has remain untouched. But among the most visible fallouts from the event has been a change in the nature and pattern of global travel.
While much has been written about the loss of revenues suffered by certain countries (e.g. by the US due to the reduced number of Saudi students now attending US universities), little has been written about the beneficiaries of the new paradigm.
Malaysia is one of the winners.
Please see my comment published in the Straits Times on July 17, 2009.
A more detailed (and opinionated!) comment is on its way.