M’sia Ranked 14th Most Visited Country In The World For 2024

A total of 26.1mil arrivals were recorded.
Malaysia is widely known to be a place full of natural and cultural beauty thanks to a vast variety of scenic spots and of course, the different races and religions coexisting in harmony.

Thanks to these factors, Malaysia has established itself as one of the go-to places for tourists and this was reflected in a recent survey carried out an international investing website.

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M’sia ranked 14th most visited country in the world

According to the survey titled ’35 Most Visited Countries in the World’ carried out by Insider Monkey, it ranked Malaysia at 14th place with a total number of 26.1 million tourists having paid the country a visit.

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It also added that tourists arriving to Malaysia from Turkey saw an increase of 10.8% compared to the time period between January to November 2023, where a total of 15,623 visitors came to Malaysia.

This increase in Turkish visitors was attributed to “the efforts of Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture campaigns”.

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Additionally, Malaysia was also named as one of the “most popular travel destinations for honeymoons in 2024”.

According to Insider Monkey, its methodology was based on data provided by datapanda.org, where it recorded the number of arrivals by country.

Here was how Malaysia’s neighbours performed in the list:

  • Singapore (28th place with 15.1mil arrivals)
  • Indonesia (27th place with 15.5mil arrivals)
  • Vietnam (21st place with 18mil arrivals)

International tourism set for recovery

All throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel was brought to a screeching halt as countries imposed travel bans to curb the spread of the virus.

However, Insider Monkey said that the international tourism is set to have a 2% growth above 2019 levels. It also added that $1.4 trillion worth of tourist receipts and $1.6 trillion total export revenues were recorded in 2023.

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This positive outlook is buoyed by strong industry indicators, with international air capacity and passenger demand already recovering around 90% of pre-pandemic levels by October 2023.

“Additionally, global occupancy rates in accommodation establishments surpassed November 2022 figures, reaching 65%,” it wrote.

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