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Russian tourism flows to Malaysia increase 38.7%

Malaysia is attracting more Russian tourists this year: from January to June it welcomed 34,400 tourists from Russia, 38.7% more than in the same period last year, reports the Malaysian Tourism Office.
Russian tourism flows to Malaysia increase 38.7%
In 2016, 50,900 Russians visited Malaysia, with their average stay time 7.3 days, and average spend 4804 ringgit per person, which is around 1150 USD.

“We are pleased that more and more Russians are choosing Malaysia for shopping, entertainment, and relaxing. Russia is now the fourth largest European tourist group to holiday in Malaysia, after the UK, France, and Germany. Malaysia is a year-round and visa-free destination, so you can fly tomorrow,” said Nur Zuliya Mohamed, Head of the Moscow office of the Malaysian Tourism Office, adding “And for those for haven’t been, we have prepared a wonderful surprise in the State Darwin Museum.”

Industry experts assign the growth of tourist flows from Russia to Malaysia to the hard work of tour operators and airlines, as well as the Malaysian National Tourism Office for promoting the country as a visa-free holiday destination for Russians. Business ties are also being strengthened between the two countries: for example, in March one of the largest foreign delegation at LIMA, the major regional aerospace exhibition, was the Russian delegation.

“This year, Malaysia and Russia are marking 50 years of diplomatic relations and we want to show Russians our country’s cultural wealth and variety. Come and see shows, relax in the southern sun and experience Malaysia’s renowned hospitality,” added Nur Zuliya Mohamed.
This article originally appeared in Russian on Travel Russian News