International Tourism (Number of Arrivals) in Malaysia

Number of international tourist arrivals reached 25.9 mil in 2017 in Malaysia, according to Eurostat. This is 3.02 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Malaysia reached an all time high of 27.4 mil in 2014 and an all time low of 5.55 mil in 1998. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Cambodia amounted to 5.60 mil, 13.9 mil in Singapore, 35.6 mil in Thailand and 12.9 mil in Vietnam in 2017.

Malaysia has been ranked 17th within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.


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