KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — This year, Malaysia is eyeing four million tourists from China, and doubling the figure to eight million by 2020, says Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
“Overall, we target about RM114 billion in tourist receipts for 2017 and RM168 billion for 2020,” he said when launching the Malaysia-Xiamen Chamber of Commerce (MXCC) here today.
He noted that this might as well be possible with the support from Alibaba’s Fliggy, which had recently integrated Malaysian travel and tourism products to its e-commerce platform.
Mohamed Nazri also highlighted that the Malaysian Government had set up a visa processing centre in Xiamen, the fifth in China after Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Kunming.
Xiamen, he said, was one of Malaysia’s top 10 largest trading partners among Chinese cities.
“In 2015, the trade value between Malaysia and Xiamen reached RM11.53 billion,” he added.
Nazri said the establishment of MXCC would further enhance relations between both sides as well as between Malaysia and China. — Bernama
Source : Malay Mail Online