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Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia from 1970 to 2020

Malaysia Tourist Arrivals 1957 to 2020

For anyone who wants to know the tourism arrival to Malaysia, I managed to compile data ranging from 1957 until 2020, the year of the Covid19 pandemic.

These tourism numbers in Malaysia may not be important to the general reader, but those in the tourism industry or anyone studying tourism will find this rather interesting.

So, for what its worth, here is the highly prized data of visitors to Malaysia since 1957 and, and they are all taken from reputable and academic sources over the years.

Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia from 1957 to 2020

Below are the tourism arrivals to Malaysia and the full numbers are actually from 1972 till 2020. From 1957 since the independence to 1971, the numbers are missing, and I am unable to get those years.

  • 1957 - 13,000
  • (Missing Years)
  • 1965 - 25,000
  • (Missing Years)
  • 1972 - 725,883
  • 1973 - 869,559
  • 1974 - 1,165,270
  • 1975 - 1,461,603
  • 1976 - 1,451,441
  • 1977 - 1,546,866
  • 1978 - 1,880,646
  • 1979 - 2,039,154
  • 1980 - 2.20 million
  • 1981 - 2.53 million
  • 1982 - 2.77 million
  • 1983 - 2.92 million
  • 1984 - 2.94 million
  • 1985 - 3.10 million
  • 1986 - 3.21 million
  • 1987 - 3.35 million
  • 1988 - 3.62 million
  • 1989 - 4.84 million
  • 1990 - 7.44 million
  • 1991 - 5.84 million
  • 1992 - 6.01 million
  • 1993 - 6.50 million
  • 1994 - 7.19 million
  • 1995 - 7.46 million
  • 1996 - 7.13 million
  • 1997 - 6.21 million
  • 1998 - 5.55 million
  • 1999 - 7.93 million
  • 2000 - 10.22 million
  • 2001 - 12.88 million
  • 2002 - 13.31 million
  • 2003 - 10.57 million
  • 2004 - 15.70 million
  • 2005 - 16.43 million
  • 2006 - 17.55 million
  • 2007 - 20.97 million
  • 2008 - 22.05 million
  • 2009 - 23.65 million
  • 2010 - 24.58 million
  • 2011 - 24.71 million
  • 2012 - 25.03 million
  • 2013 - 25.72 million
  • 2014 - 27.44 million
  • 2015 - 25.72 million
  • 2016 - 26.76 million
  • 2017 - 25.95 million
  • 2018 - 25.83 million
  • 2019 - 26.10 million
  • 2020 - 4.23 million for Q1 (Target of 30 Million Unachievable)

Previous Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia

In the past, I have also done similar articles indicating the tourism arrivals into Malaysia due to the nature of my work with Tourism Malaysia.

The last article was a Tourism Malaysia arrival statistics for 2019, highlighting the countries and average length of stay in Malaysia.

Before that, I did a simple article on the tourist arrivals to Malaysia from 2005 to 2016 with detailed numbers in 2015 and other vital information.

2020 Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia
Tourists walking along Jalan Alor in KL at the end of 2019.

Conclusion

While these tourism arrivals to Malaysia statistics may be handy for some, they are not your everyday news for just about everyone.

Those who are doing further studies on tourism in Malaysia will find these numbers interesting and would be able to help them in their studies.

For the common person like you and me, we just acknowledge how Malaysia's tourism has grown since the 1970s.

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