Monday, May 24, 2010

Malaysia ranked 9th most popular destination by UNWTO

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has ranked Malaysia the ninth most travelled destination in the world last year, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

She said although 2009 had been a difficult year for tourism globally, it was a good year for the Malaysian tourism industry.

“The Malaysian tourism industry contributed RM1 billion per week to the economy in 2009, providing employment to over one million Malaysians.

“It is the government’s commitment to ensure that the Malaysian tourism industry continues to flourish and to provide the best tourism experience to tourists from all over the world,” she said in her speech at the Colours of 1Malaysia 2010 programme at Dataran Merdeka here, Saturday.

The programme, an annual event organised by the Tourism Ministry, was opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin.

Also present were the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Nur Zahirah, and Information Communication & Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

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