Monday, February 29, 2016

#Malaysia @TourismMalaysia targets 1 million #tourists from #India in 2016

Malaysia is expecting 1 million tourists from India this year, this was stated by Dato’ Daljit Singh, who is the Indian Community Relations Advisor to the Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia and a member of Tourism Malaysia Board of Directors in a press meet in Bangalore today.

The South Asian market is important to Malaysia, contributing 1.3 million tourists in 2014. India remained its top 10 arrivals in the same year, ranking sixth with a total of 770,108 tourists, while Sri Lanka recorded 61,670 tourists. In 2015, Malaysia welcomed 722,141 Indians and 51,337 Sri Lankans to the country.Malaysia’s tourism sector was a significant contributor to the country’s economy in 2015. Global tourist arrivals were at 25. 7 million with receipts up to RM 69.1 billion. In 2014, Malaysia registered 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.