Tourist arrivals to Malaysia in 2007 reached 20.97 million, surpassing the 20.1 million target set by the government. The figure represents an increase of 19.5 percent compared to the same period in 2006. Total tourist receipts for 2007 was MYR46.1 billion (US$14.373 billion), surpassing the targeted figure of MYR44.5 billion.
Top ten tourist generating markets for 2007 were Singapore (10,492,692), Indonesia (1,804,535), Thailand (1,625,698), Brunei (1,172,154), China (689,293), India (422,452), Japan (367,567), the Philippines (327,140), Australia (320,363) and the United Kingdom (276,213).
Source : TravelWeekly
[tags : malaysiahotelnews hotels malaysia resorts news travel tourism travel vmy2008]