The weak ringgit coupled with new tourism products will help draw tourists to Malaysia in the year ahead.
The tourism sector is expected to be on the road to recovery this year, helped in part by foreign exchange rates, and on the back of a marginal rebound in tourist arrivals in 2016.
A total of 17.6 million tourists visited Malaysia between January and August last year, representing a 4.6% increase in visits compared with the same period in 2015.
“Arrivals last year so far have seen some recovery due to our promotional initiatives,” says Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.
Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand and Brunei made up the top five countries that contributed to the rise in the number of tourists visiting Malaysia.
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