Malaysia takes 14th spot among world’s top tourist destinations

By TIN Media | Tourism Malaysia Published 3 weeks ago on 2 July 2024
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Malaysia surges to the 14th place among the world's top tourist destinations.

According to WP Travel, a website offering free web plugins for tour operators, travel booking and trekking agencies, Malaysia improved its ranking from 15th place last year.

It said Malaysia has advanced to claim the 14th spot this year by welcoming 26.1 million tourists, a significant increase from the 20.14 million visitors in the previous year.

Based on Data Panda‘s findings, France topped the list as the most visited country worldwide, with an impressive total of 89.4 million tourist arrivals.

Spain closely follows with 83.7 million tourists, securing the second spot, while the United States ranks third with 79.3 million visitors.

In South-East Asia, Thailand takes the 11th spot on the global list, attracting 39.8 million travellers and surpassing Malaysia, which currently holds the 2nd position in the region.

Vietnam ranks 21st with 18 million tourist arrivals, followed by Indonesia and Singapore at 27th and 28th places, attracting 15.5 million and 15.1 million tourists, respectively.

Travellers planning their trips should consider South-East Asia and explore the hidden gems of Malaysia which offers diverse experiences in its rich tapestry of attractions that cater to every traveller's taste.

From the bustling markets of Kuala Lumpur to the tranquil tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia showcases a blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy that captivates visitors.

It is no wonder that Malaysia has earned its place among the most visited countries globally, as every corner tells a story, every dish is a culinary delight, and every smile welcomes travellers to a truly immersive Malaysian hospitality.


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