KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is poised to surpass its worldwide vacationer arrival goal for this yr by reaching an arrival of at the very least 18 million guests, exceeding the preliminary goal of 16.1 million vacationers, mentioned the Director Common of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Dr Ammar Abdul Ghapar.
He mentioned the goal was set based mostly on varied components, particularly the rise in airline frequency, enlargement of chartered working flights, and the attract of year-end holidays, that are anticipated to additional bolster customer numbers.
“This yr, we goal 16.1 million (worldwide) vacationers… this constructive development, simply we are able to say that if nothing goes incorrect, we are able to get 18 million vacationers this yr, which is greater than what we targetted… we hope that materialises and we’re very optimistic about it,” he mentioned in his speech when officiating the Jordan Tourism Board Highway Present and Enterprise Dinner right here Monday.
Additionally current had been the Cost d’Affaires of the Embassy of Jordan to Malaysia, Bilal Al Nsour, and varied tour operators from Jordan and Malaysia.
Ammar mentioned Malaysia recorded 4.5 million vacationer arrivals within the first quarter of this yr, including that an announcement will probably be made quickly on the incentives to be given for chartered flight operators within the nation to spice up tourism.
He mentioned this was needed as Malaysia can not rely upon scheduled flights alone to spice up tourism.
In the meantime, Bilal mentioned tourism performs an important function in at this time’s trendy financial system, and for many years, Jordan has closely invested in tourism, as when the nation launched its Financial Modernisation Imaginative and prescient 2030 with tourism taking part in an important half.
He mentioned Jordan and Malaysia, that are average Muslim international locations, take pleasure in regular progress in diplomatic relations since 1965, including that each international locations will have a good time the sixtieth yr of diplomatic relations in two years time. – BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE