25 million visited Malaysia last year

Going green: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Dr Ng planting trees when launching the ‘My Beautiful Malaysia Day’ cleaning campaign at the national park in Telok Bahang, Penang.

They also spent more time in the country compared to previous years, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.

“I am extremely happy that the tourism industry has consistently registered growth year after year,” she said. “Last year, tourist arrivals to the country were 25,032,708 – an increase of 1.3% from 2011. And tourist receipts were RM60.6bil compared to RM58.3bil in 2011,” she added.

“This showed that the ministry’s strategy to make tourists spend more in Malaysia was successful.”

Read more at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/2/4/nation/12667152&sec=nation.

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