Malaysia: Sarawak welcomes over 20 lakh tourists during Jan-May period

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

Malaysia SarawakSarawak state in Malaysia attracted 2,097,766 tourists during the first five months of this year, an increase of 291,223 visitors or 16.12 per cent from the same period last year.


The figures also showed an increase of 273,130 foreign visitors or 31.27 per cent as compared to the same period last year, which was 873,471 visitors, Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said.


Meanwhile 561,532 visitors from the peninsula was recorded from Jan to May this year as compared to 456,821 for the same period last year.


Abdul Karim said Sarawak had great potential as a preferred tourist destination and he admitted that more needed to be done in order to make the state really a tourist destination.


Earlier he officiated at the AirAsia inaugural flight from Kuching to Langkawi, a new route which will operate with four flights weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.


Abdul Karim in his speech said the state government was working closely with the low cost airline to have more direct flights to Sarawak, adding that other airlines were also most welcome to have their direct flights to Kuching.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 IMEX 2018
  • 03 wtm-africa18
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 05 KITF 2018
  • 06 jharkhandtravelmart 2018
  • 07 Digital-Travel-2018
  • 08 ShanghaiWTF 18
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 11 Hotelex-Shanghai 18
  • 13 aitf 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on