Malaysia records 20.1 million tourist arrivals last year

Tourists taking a trishaw ride through the streets of Penang. More than 29 million foreigners visited the country’s Unesco world heritage sites and cultural events in 2019. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 24, 2020.

A TOTAL of 20.1 million foreign visitors came to Malaysia last year, bringing the tourism revenue to RM66.1 billion for the January-September period.

This is noted in the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry’s 2019 report card, which said last year also saw the Malaysian Homestay Experience programme, aimed at strengthening the rural economy, recording 458,899 tourists with a total tourism revenue of RM29.7 million.

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