We have a highly positive outlook for Malaysia's tourism industry. Awareness of the country's many attractions is improving and international transport connections are expanding, making Malaysia much more accessible to potential visitors. As visitor numbers increase over the forecast period we expect to see greater investment in the hotel and accommodation sector, where the mid-range and high end sectors are attracting considerable interest, particularly in up and coming tourism regions where real estate opportunities are plentiful.
Key Updates And Forecasts
- Malaysia's tourism industry looks set to receive a boost having been named Asia's Leading Destination at the 2015 World Travel Awards (Asia and Australia). 2015, with the country named Asia's Leading Destination and Tourism Malaysia rewarded as the Leading Tourist Board in the region.
- The country is introducing online visa applications for seven major inbound tourism markets; from early 2016 visitors from China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the United States and Canada will be eligible for e-Visa applications.
Table: Key Forecasts (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Inbound Tourism (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Tourism Receipts (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Hotel Accommodation (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Tourist Departures and Consumption (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Tourism Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Tourism Risk/Reward Index
Domestic Hotel Groups
Table: Domestic Hotel Groups
International Hotel Groups
Table: International Hotel Groups
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators