Connect with us


Thailand Records 11.95 Million Foreign Tourists in 2024 So Far, Over Double Malaysia’s Global Arrivals


Feat Image Malaysia Vs Thailand
Source: TTGAsia & The Thaiger

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing yesterday announced that our country’s tourism sector has recorded remarkable growth in the 1st quarter of 2024.

In a Facebook post about his speech at Tourism Malaysia’s networking session on the strategic direction towards Visit Malaysia Year 2026, Tiong revealed that Malaysia recorded 5.8 million foreign arrivals from January to April 2024, which is 32.5% more than the 4.3 million visitors during the same period last year.


Malaysia will continue to enhance our nation’s tourism industry

Image 162

Dato’ seri tiong king sing

The Tourism Minister thus pledges his Ministry’s continued collaboration with different ministries and industrial players such as airlines, hoteliers, hawkers and more to enhance our nation’s tourism sector.

Furthermore, Tiong urged industry players to not exploit customers with exorbitant pricing with the surge in business they’re witnessing and to ensure a fair and welcoming environment for tourists together.

Escalator Batu Caves 1

For illustration purposes

Besides that, the Tourism Minister also urged hoteliers to consider upgrading and renovating to enhance visitor experiences and elevate Malaysia’s tourism offering.

Grope 7

For illustration purposes


How do Malaysia’s foreign tourist arrivals compare to Thailand’s?

Despite the 32.5% surge in international arrivals in the 1st quarter of 2024, the number of foreign tourists in Malaysia still far lags behind our neighbouring country Thailand.

Previously, we shared how Thailand recorded 10.72 million foreign tourists from 1 January until 16 April 2024.

Thailand Covid Rule Travel

For illustration purposes

Well, the full statistics for the 1st quarter of 2024 have been revealed by Thailand, whereby according to Reuters, the country recorded 11.95 million foreign tourist arrivals. 

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry further announced that the country has generated THB575 billion or RM74 billion in revenue from international tourists. 

Image 66

For illustration purposes

So, what do you guys think of Malaysia’s and Thailand’s surge in international tourist arrivals this year so far? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. 


Also read: Study: Penang is the World’s 11th Cheapest Place to Travel in 2024, 4th Best-Value in Asia

Feat Image Penang

Source: 123RF

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2024 07 25T174741.607 My Post 1 2024 07 25T174741.607
News2 hours ago

Former Law Minister Condemns Kelantan’s Ban on Entertainment & Music on Thursday Nights

Recently, it was reported that Kelantan has banned all entertainment and musical activities on Thursday nights as they want the...

Collage 35 48 Collage 35 48
News7 hours ago

3 PDRM Officers, Including an Assistant Superintendent, Charged With Murder of a Man in Langkawi

3 PDRM officers have been charged with the murder of a man which was committed inside the police station in...

Feat Image Tell Off Bikini Feat Image Tell Off Bikini
News10 hours ago

Terengganu MB Urges Everyone to Tell Off Tourists Who Wear Bikinis at Beaches & Public Places in The State

Terengganu Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar has urged everyone to play a part in telling off...

My Post 3 2024 07 24T164807.809 My Post 3 2024 07 24T164807.809
News1 day ago

No Automatic Replacement Holiday for the Overlap of Malaysia Day & Prophet Muhammad’s B’day on 16 Sept

When public holidays in Malaysia land on a weekend, it is often carried forward to the nearest weekday (Monday) as...

Collage 7 3 Collage 7 3
News1 day ago

Study: Malaysia Ranks 10th in the World For the Safest and Most Peaceful Country in 2024!

Recent events in Malaysia have left many of us questioning the safety of our country. As these concerns increase, it’s...

Collage 35 45 Collage 35 45
News1 day ago

“This is a country with rules” – Dr Akmal Criticises Anthony Loke for Defending Brewery Funds in School

In response to the matter about the Chinese school in Selangor that received sponsorship from a beer company, Anthony Loke...

My Post 1 2024 07 24T155752.638 My Post 1 2024 07 24T155752.638
News1 day ago

SG Man Arrested after Giving Then-Girlfriend HIV & Forcing Her to Become a Sex Worker for Fast Cash

A 37-year-old Singaporean man was sentenced to imprisonment for 20 months after forcing his wife to do sex work. What...

Lhdn Feat Image 1 Lhdn Feat Image 1
News1 day ago

“It lightened my workload” LHDNM’s e-Invoicing System is A Game Changer for M’sian Businesses!

Attention fellow business owners in Malaysia! Starting on 1st August 2024, the Inland Revenue Board (LHDNM) will launch a brand-new...


Latest Videos