MALAYSIA has revised its tourism receipt target for this year to RM54 billion (US$15.9 billion), an increase of RM2 billion, tourism minister Dr Ng Yen Yen said on February 18.
A new target was set as tourism revenue for 2009 came up to RM52 billion, from a total of 23.65 million tourists.
Malaysia registered 1,896,918 tourists for January this year, an increase of 1.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2009.
The top 10 markets were Singapore (1,001,806), Indonesia (202,124), Thailand (97,050), China, including Hong Kong and Macau (95,473), Brunei (67,544), Australia (54,136), India (48,426), the UK (32,739), the Philippines (32,040) and Japan (30,757).For this year, the tourism ministry has set a target of 24 million visitor arrivals.
Source : TTG
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