More Malaysians are holidaying in the resort island of Bali in Indonesia with 43,678 arrivals recorded between January and June this year.
Bali Governor Dewa Beratha said 32,674 Malaysians visited the island during the same period last year.
Malaysians formed the fifth largest number of foreign tourists in Bali after Japan, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea, he said here after receiving a courtesy call from a group of journalists from Malaysia, Palau and Kiribati.
The journalists are here on a nine-day visit since Aug 12 organised by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.
Dewa said Bali received about 1.2 million tourists each year including from China, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and France.
He expected an increase in tourist arrivals this year with Bali hosting the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Conference from Sept 25 to 28 and also the International Conference on Climatic Change from Dec 3 to 14.
Source : Bernama
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