BANGKOK, Sept 29 – About 1.8 million tourists from Thailand visited Malaysia in 2016, representing a growth of 32.5 per cent over the corresponding period in 2015, according to Tourism Malaysia Thailand. The trend of strong growth in tourist arrivals from Thailand is expected to continue this year, said its director, Abdul Haris Hadi.
“Between January and July this year, Thai tourist arrivals to Malaysia experienced a 9.1 per cent increase compared to the same period last year,” he told a tourism seminar for local media and travel agents, organised by Tourism Malaysia Thailand in Hatyai recently.
Overall, he said Malaysia recorded a four per cent increase in the number of tourists it received last year, with 26.7 million arrivals generating RM82.1 billion in tourist receipts for the country. In 2015, the country received RM69.1 billion in tourist receipts. — Bernama