Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Double-digit growth in September arrivals for Malaysia

TOURIST arrival figures in Malaysia for September was recently released.

Most markets recorded a double-digit growth in arrivals compared to the same period in 2006, Tourism Malaysia said in a statement. Poland recorded the highest growth of 370.5 per cent, followed by Russia (93.2 per cent), Vietnam (64.1 per cent), France (48.3 per cent), the Philippines (43.8 per cent) and India (40.4 per cent).

The top five tourist generating markets in September were Singapore (816,776), Indonesia (124,132), Thailand (121,617), Brunei (104,275) and China (57,958).

Tourist arrivals from January to September 2007 were 15.6 million, representing an increase of 21.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2006. Another 4.5 million arrivals are needed in this last quarter to meet the target of 20.1 million tourists for 2007.

Source : TTG
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