Tourism Industry News
UK top European source market for Malaysia
The UK remains the leading European source market to Malaysia.
It was the only European country to have delivered 370,591 visitors in 2008, according to Tourism Malaysia.
Following the double-digit increases in inbound tourism for the first 11 months of 2008, December saw a 29.7% increase in traffic from the UK.
The country registered 22.05 million tourists last year, surpassing the 21.5 million target set by the government. This was an overall increase of 5.1% compared to 2007.
Tourism Malaysia acting director general Amirrudin Abu said: “We have achieved an all-time high figure of 22,052,488 tourist arrivals. This is certainly an accomplishment considering the fact that 2008 had been a very trying time for us and a very challenging one as well.”