One of the easier ways in which you can make money in the Malaysian tourism industry is by establishing a tourism agency. Once you manage to establish a tourism agency in Malaysia, you’d be in a position to advertise tours, receive tourists, ensure that the tourists have nice experiences in Malaysia, and finally ensure that the tourists have a nice experience on their way out of Malaysia.
The first step for you to take, if you wish to establish a tourism agency in Malaysia is that of coming up with a plan/proposal for the sort of tourism agency you wish to establish. The next step will be that of getting the new tourism agency registered with the relevant ministry, which should culminate in the new tourism agency being issued with a license. After this, the next step will be that of getting premises (the offices from where the new tourism agency will be operating), and recruiting the staff to run the tourism agency. All these things require money: though it is evident that establishing a tourism agency is likely to cost much less than, say, trying to set up a tourist resort in Malaysia.
Once the new tourism agency is up and running, you will need to advertise in the relevant places, in order to get clients. This can be a challenging step, because as you will discover, the tourism business (just like the credit cards payments processing business) is controlled by certain cliques of people – cliques which operate like closed/hard-to-penetrate brotherhoods. But if you are persistent enough, you should eventually find a niche you can serve in the Malaysian tourism industry.
You will have to work hard, in order to earn a good reputation for the new Malaysian tourism agency you will have set up. You will need to be ready for the up and downs that characterize tourism-related businesses in Malaysia (and pretty much everywhere else in the world). You need to figure out ways of getting the business through the low seasons, when the operating costs often outweigh the revenues coming in.