Strengthening ringgit last year saw more Malaysians travelling abroad


Looi Sue-Chern

Hotels.com found Malaysians were more interested in destinations in Japan and Europe. – pic from www.klia2.info, March 29, 2018.

THE strengthening ringgit against the US dollar led to a significant increase in the number of Malaysians travelling abroad last year, online accommodation site Hotels.com said.

In a statement on its latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) released today, Hotels.com said Malaysians found good value for their money overseas due to the currency’s strong performance, despite global hotel prices rising in 2017.


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