Malaysia seeks more visitors from Middle East

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Muslim-TravellersTourism Malaysia has started different programmes to attract visitors from the region for its big celebration, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 in the Middle East. As a result, the number of visitors from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE, have been increasing recently.

According to latest figures, Malaysia has received 102,365 tourists from Saudi Arabia in 2012. The total number of tourists from the UAE was 18,233 during this period.

During the first half of 2013 (January to June) Malaysia has received over 53,000 visitors from Saudi Arabia. In addition, the country also received more than 14,500 visitors from Oman, 9,390 from Kuwait and 7,804 from UAE during the same period.

As part of the promotion, Tourism Malaysia is organising a week-long Malaysia Food & Cultural Week at the Shangri-La Hotel that started on November 1. The event is set to introduce and promote Malaysia through the country’s rich and multifarious cultures and equally diverse cuisines.

“The Food & Cultural Week is in tandem with the country’s aim of raising awareness of VMY 2014 and boosting its arrivals and receipts to 28 million and $24.5 billion respectively next year,” said Haji Azizan Noordin, deputy director general of Tourism Malaysia.

Malaysia has been enjoying a steady growth in both its arrivals and receipts. Last year, the country received 25 million tourists with $19.5 billion in receipts, making it the tenth most visited country in the world, according to the World Tourism Organisation. Malaysia was ranked 13th in terms of global tourism receipts.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has also reinstated its daily flights to Dubai from August 2013 which had been suspended in January of the same year.

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Tourism Malaysia has started different programmes to attract visitors from the region for its big celebration, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 in the Middle East. As a result, the number of visitors from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE, have been increasing recently.

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Muslim-TravellersTourism Malaysia has started different programmes to attract visitors from the region for its big celebration, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 in the Middle East. As a result, the number of visitors from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE, have been increasing recently.

According to latest figures, Malaysia has received 102,365 tourists from Saudi Arabia in 2012. The total number of tourists from the UAE was 18,233 during this period.

During the first half of 2013 (January to June) Malaysia has received over 53,000 visitors from Saudi Arabia. In addition, the country also received more than 14,500 visitors from Oman, 9,390 from Kuwait and 7,804 from UAE during the same period.

As part of the promotion, Tourism Malaysia is organising a week-long Malaysia Food & Cultural Week at the Shangri-La Hotel that started on November 1. The event is set to introduce and promote Malaysia through the country’s rich and multifarious cultures and equally diverse cuisines.

“The Food & Cultural Week is in tandem with the country’s aim of raising awareness of VMY 2014 and boosting its arrivals and receipts to 28 million and $24.5 billion respectively next year,” said Haji Azizan Noordin, deputy director general of Tourism Malaysia.

Malaysia has been enjoying a steady growth in both its arrivals and receipts. Last year, the country received 25 million tourists with $19.5 billion in receipts, making it the tenth most visited country in the world, according to the World Tourism Organisation. Malaysia was ranked 13th in terms of global tourism receipts.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has also reinstated its daily flights to Dubai from August 2013 which had been suspended in January of the same year.

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