Thailand and Australia Hits Record High Visitors from Malaysia in 2016
It is another awesome year for Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia and Tourism Australia Malaysia and all the Australia States Tourism Boards for 2016. Malaysian arrivals to Thailand and Australia at record high for 2016. This shows Malaysians still enjoy traveling despite the weakening of Malaysian Ringgit.
Thailand received a 3.36% increase to 3,533,826 (from 3,418,855) tourists from Malaysia. This numbers exclude Malaysians transiting in Thailand and Malaysians staying in Thailand for less than 2 nights. China was still number one with 10.34% increase to 8,757,466.
However, for FIT (Frequent Individual Travellers), Malaysia is still number one.
Australia on the other hand welcomes Malaysian visitor arrivals for YE October 2016 increased by 16.3% over previous year to 384,836. The leisure segment increased by 31.1%. The total spend for YE September 2016 increased by 8% to A$ 1.2 billion; with holiday spend increasing by 19%.
There were challenges as Malaysia Airlines cut Brisbane route in 2nd half of 2016 and also reducing flights to a few cities in Australia. The currency exchange rates didn’t help either and yet Australia received record visitors from Malaysia.
Congratulations to Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia. There are many hard-working individuals in Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia working non-stop to make the numbers possible. Special thanks to Kun Amman, Richard, Somboon, Nana and the rest for supporting us for so many years.
Congratulations also to Tourism Australia Malaysia, Destination New South Wales, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Western Australia, Tourism of Queensland, Tourism South Australia, Tourism of Northern Territory, Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Canberra. Special thanks to Elaine, Shamila, Karen, Siew Hoon, Kathleen, Vivian, Ee Lian for the support also.
We wished Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia and Tourism Australia Malaysia to have an awesome year for 2017.