What you need to know about the new Tourism Tax in Malaysia


  • Malaysia Premium
  • Saturday, 24 Jun 2017

Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association president Uzaidi Udanis says greater funds will enable the tourism industry to enhance services.

The statistics on Tourism Malaysia’s website tell a reassuring story. Tourist receipts amounted to RM82.1bil last year, which is an 18.8% growth from RM69.1bil in 2015. Also, tourist arrivals last year stood at 26.76 million, a 4% increase from the previous year.

A report by the World Tourism & Travel Council, meanwhile, forecasts the total contribution of travel and tourism to the country’s GDP to rise by 4.2% this year.

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