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Malaysia eyes 4 million Chinese tourists in 2018

09/20/2016| 6:05:44 PM|

Minister considered target realistic as Malaysia is seen as a choice destination for the country's diversity including food, rural tourism and relative proximity.

Tourism ministry of Malaysia has targeted four million Chinese tourists in 2018, says the minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

The minister considered the target realistic as Malaysia is seen as a choice destination for the Chinese who liked the country's diversity including food, rural tourism and relative proximity.

"Each year, 140 million tourists from China go abroad. Of the total, Malaysia only received 1.6 million tourists last year, which was less than one per cent while Thailand gained eight million," he told reporters.

Flight MH370, with 239 passengers and crew, went off the radar after departing from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

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