The Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan targets 36 million foreign tourists by 2020

Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Malaysia China tourismThe Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (MTTP) aims to attract 36 million foreign visitors and earn at least RM168 billion tourism receipts annually by 2020.

 
Last year, there were 26,757,392 visitors, which contributed RM82.1 billion to the country’s revenue. Visitors from five countries account for over 80% of all arrivals in Malaysia. In 2020, the numbers from Singapore, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei could be 13.7 million, 8 million, 3.4 million, 2.2 million and 1.5 million, respectively.

 
Last year, there was a 7% increase of domestic visitors to 189.3 million. Domestic visitors spent RM74.7 billion, with 35.3% on shopping, 16% on fuel, 13.8% on food and beverages, 11.1% on expenditure at households visited, 8.8% on accommodation, 6.5% on transportation, 5.7% on other activities, and 2.8% on preparations before the trip, tour packages, entrance fees and tickets.

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