Malaysia that continues to be a hot favourite destination among travellers has targeted to improve its position to be within the top 10, in terms of global tourism receipts by 2015.
Malaysia ranked 16th in terms of global inbound tourism receipts in the year 2008. Between 2006 and 2009, revenue from the tourism industry increased 67.1 per cent to RM53.4 billion, while tourist arrivals increased 43.6 per cent to 23.6 million. To achieve the 2015 target, Malaysia will manly focus on attracting a larger share of high spend travelers particularly from Russia, India, China and Middle East.
Malaysia has many famous tourist attractions like Langkawi (the Geopark and Pulau Payar Marine Park), Penang (Georgetown Unesco World Heritage Sites) and Sabah (Sipadan and Kinabalu Park Unesco World Heritage Sites).