7 lakh Indians visited Malaysia

BANGALORE: Every year many Indians embark on foreign tours. Thanks to the same, Malaysia has seen over 6.90 lakh Indian tourists visit their country in the last one year.  Speaking to Exp

Published: 16th February 2012 03:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Every year many Indians embark on foreign tours. Thanks to the same, Malaysia has seen over 6.90 lakh Indian tourists visit their country in the last one year.  Speaking to Express after the Annual Sales Mission 2012 in the city, Manoharan Preiasamy, director of Tourism Malaysia (India), shared that this number was likely to increase and they were hopeful of crossing the 7 lakh number of visitors this year. “Over 78 per cent of these tourists are first time travellers,” he said. Manoharan, who traveled with 42 suppliers and tour operators from Malaysia, said that the mission was successful in facilitating meetings with local travel agents. He also shared that India was the second biggest contributor to tourism in the country after China in the ASEAN region.

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