Malaysia tourism numbers jump 10% in first quarter

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Melaka-TourismIn conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, Malaysia welcomed 7.09 million tourists in  the first quarter of 2014, marking a hike of 10 per cent from 6.45 million tourists over the same period last year.

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) said on June 13 the top 10 tourist generating markets to Malaysia were Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Brunei, India, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and the UK.

“The ASEAN region continued to be the largest contributor of tourist arrivals with 72.1 per cent share of 5.1 million of Malaysia’s total arrivals.

“Among ASEAN countries, Vietnam registered the highest growth of 30.1 per cent, followed by Thailand (20.9 per cent), Cambodia (12.6 per cent), the Philippines (10.3 per cent) and Singapore (10.2 per cent),” it said in a statement.

Tourism Malaysia said the medium-haul markets contributed 20.1 per cent or 1.4 million tourists to Malaysia’s total arrivals.

Countries that registered double-digit growth were South Korea (37.1 per cent), Saudi Arabia (21.4 per cent), Australia (19.2 per cent), New Zealand (14.6 per cent) and India (11.2 per cent), it said.

In the long-haul markets, a total of 0.5 million tourists or 7.9 per cent of Malaysia’s total arrivals were noted.

“The markets that posted double-digit growth are Russia (25.3 per cent), Italy (18.3 per cent), France (17.5 per cent), Germany (15 per cent), US (12 per cent), the Netherlands (11.8 per cent) and Canada (10.4 per cent),” it added.

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In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, Malaysia welcomed 7.09 million tourists in  the first quarter of 2014, marking a hike of 10 per cent from 6.45 million tourists over the same period last year.

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Melaka-TourismIn conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, Malaysia welcomed 7.09 million tourists in  the first quarter of 2014, marking a hike of 10 per cent from 6.45 million tourists over the same period last year.

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) said on June 13 the top 10 tourist generating markets to Malaysia were Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Brunei, India, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and the UK.

“The ASEAN region continued to be the largest contributor of tourist arrivals with 72.1 per cent share of 5.1 million of Malaysia’s total arrivals.

“Among ASEAN countries, Vietnam registered the highest growth of 30.1 per cent, followed by Thailand (20.9 per cent), Cambodia (12.6 per cent), the Philippines (10.3 per cent) and Singapore (10.2 per cent),” it said in a statement.

Tourism Malaysia said the medium-haul markets contributed 20.1 per cent or 1.4 million tourists to Malaysia’s total arrivals.

Countries that registered double-digit growth were South Korea (37.1 per cent), Saudi Arabia (21.4 per cent), Australia (19.2 per cent), New Zealand (14.6 per cent) and India (11.2 per cent), it said.

In the long-haul markets, a total of 0.5 million tourists or 7.9 per cent of Malaysia’s total arrivals were noted.

“The markets that posted double-digit growth are Russia (25.3 per cent), Italy (18.3 per cent), France (17.5 per cent), Germany (15 per cent), US (12 per cent), the Netherlands (11.8 per cent) and Canada (10.4 per cent),” it added.

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