Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019
Malaysia South East Asian nation of Malaysia is now keen on attracting young Indian tourists by offering a slew of attractive travel offerings. With this the government is expecting to attract about 7,00,000 visitors from India in 2019.
To quote Sulaiman Suib, Tourism Malaysia Director, “India ranks among top 10 countries for Malaysia in terms of tourist visitors. In 2018, 5,94,098 Indian tourists visited Malaysia, registering a growth of over 7.5 per cent.
The figures from January to May 2019 shows that a total of about 2,95,609 Indian tourists have visited, listing a growth of 15.5 per cent, in comparison to same time the year before.”
“Malaysia is aiming a target of 7,28,000 India tourists to visitors to Malaysia this year. If we sustain this growth momentum, it won’t be long before we join the one million club,” he said.
While speaking on the sidelines of ‘Visit Malyasia 2020’ event organized here where about 37 travel and tour operators converged, the Malaysian official said, “Tourism Malaysia is doing well with good arrivals and tourism development. International visitors swelled this year and we expect Indian visitors also to go up significantly.”
South India is a key important market region. It accounts for about 60 plus percentage of visitors from India in general.
“In the recent period, we have simplified the visa issuance process which makes it much more attractive for people travelling to Malaysia with eNTRI and eVISa. There has also been a significant growth in destination events and MICE,” he explained.
To quote Logi Dashan Thanraj, Deputy Director of Tourism Malaysia for South India and Sri Lanka, “International tourism fairs’ participation as well as Mega Familiarization programs were already in place. Malaysia hopes to reach the film makers, the students market and wedding planners to choose Malaysia as their preferred destination.”