These figures are remarkable in themselves for a country that only in recent years started taking the tourism sector Malaysia Holiday Rentals seriously at all, but when you consider that Malaysia, with a population of less than half, is now attracting nearly 50% more tourist arrivals than its once mighty neighbour Thailand, the figures are extraordinary. Moreover, tourism has now become the country’s second largest income earner after manufacturing with tourists having spent some RM45.7 billion in 2007.
For the second time in a row, Malaysia was voted the Best International Tourism Destination by the Global Traveler Magazine, again beating a number of well established tourist destinations worldwide. Global Traveler Magazine conducted the fourth annual survey of its readers from 1 February to 31 August 2007, with open-ended questions for the best in 49 categories of business and luxury travel. A total of 15,828 completed questionnaires were received.
Malaysia has also recently won the Golf Destination of the Year Award for Asia & Australasia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has been named Asia’s Leading Business Class Airline by the London-based World Travel Awards, chosen by travel professionals from some 170,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies, and tourism organisations in over 160 countries across the globe.
Exotic locations, the best value five-star hotels in the region, an up and coming holiday rentals market, and the highly acclaimed Malaysia Truly Asia marketing campaign have all contributed to making Malaysia a “hot” tourist destination for holiday seekers worldwide. The Mega Sale Carnival, started in 1999, was another example of The Malaysian Tourism Authority’s ingenuity, attracting an additional half a million visitors per Mega Sale on top of the normal tourist arrivals.
Other major tourist attractions in this culturally diverse nation include the Genting Highlands casino playground, the Petronas Malaysia F1 Grand Prix, Le Tour de Langkawi, and the Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show Exhibition (Lima).
With around half the national workforce employed directly or indirectly in the tourism sector Malaysia is not resting on its laurels either. Apart from targeting even more tourists for 2008, the country is aggressively marketing the Malaysia My Second Home program to attract affluent foreigners around the world to take up residence there - with a package unrivaled in Southeast Asia including a 10 year multiple entry visitors card, property owning rights and a tax-free car.
Malaysia’s tourism success also comes from its very being; a politically stable, successful, multicultural nation offering everything Asia in one neat, harmonious package. Malaysia, Truly Asia!
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1 Borneo Tower B - Service Apartment / Condominium
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hotels & Resorts
1 Borneo Tower B Service Service Apartment / Condominium is prefer choice of accommodation to stay with. It complete with basic utility and easy to access. The biggest Mall - 1 Borneo is located here....
Starting at 270 Per Night
Baan Talay Guesthousse 2min walk to beach
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Bed & Breakfasts
Baan Talay is a your boutique urban homestay and executive guesthouse in Penang, Malaysia. It is available on daily and monthly basis. Located in one of the foremost residential housing complexes of Penang, in Tanjong Tokong Just 2min walk to Tanj...
Starting at 55 Per Night
Calm and privacy homestay
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Vacation Rentals
Al Baraqah Baiti Homestay, Taman Desa Idaman 2,Melaka **Muslim only Homestay 2storey semiD fully furnished(end lot) -3 bedrooms queen -1 bedroom double decker (2+1) -living room-sofa,coffee table,tv,ASTRO,wifi -big parking -towel -fans c...
Affordable Rates from 250 Per Night
White Water Rafting – Padas River Experience
Sabah, Malaysia Rafting Trips
Begin the tour with 2 hours drive to Beaufort railway station. Thereafter, board on a train and proceed the trip to Pangi Station, a place you can have your rafting. The rafting route covers 9 km of the Padas river and graded to Grade 3 -4...
250 Per Person
Sipadan Diving Centre
Sabah, Malaysia Scuba & Snorkeling
Sipadan Diving Centre Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers & Dive Centre is located in Semporna, situated in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. We are within walking distance to Banks, Seafood Restaurant and Entertainment Outlets...
Kiulu White Water Rafting (Grade I-II)
Sabah, Malaysia Rafting Trips
Perfect “WARMING UP” for beginners before attempting higher grade rivers. Kiulu River is classified as Grade I-II and sometimes can reach to III (depends on the weather) suitable for family (aged 5 to 65 years old) trip for enjoyable, fun and saf...
$50 Per Person
Tabin Wildlife Reserve Safari
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Go to timeless Tabin. The largest Wildlife Reserve in Borneo island. Our resort operates the only accommodation faclity in Tabin, your best place to rest and relax after your jungle venture...
Starting at 1,750 Per Person
BGB Country Tours & Travel (KKKP 4669) Sabah
Sabah, Malaysia Eco Tours
Welcome to BGB Country Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. (KKKP-4669) The Ultimate BORNEO Adventure, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia. Your One Stop Travel and Tours center for the Ultimate BORNEO Adventure. Come as a Stranger... Leave as a Friend......
$38 Per Person
Health Tourism in Malaysia
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We are a registered health diagnosis centre in Malaysia. Malaysia has first class yet affordable medical services like hospital and healthcare centres, couple with our country many tourist spots/resorts that will make your trip enjoyable and healthy....
4D 3N - Island Hopping + Poring + Rumah Terbalik
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Combine tour - Island Tour + Kinabalu park & Poring hot spring + Rumah Terbalik in 4Days 3Night only. Recommend for family with child. Also for couple + company trip...
From 560 Per Person
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