Tourist Arrivals report are back! From January to August 2008, total of 4.6 million tourist has visited Melaka. Domestic tourist make the larger pie with 3.7 million (80%) visitors rather than 892,000 foreign tourist (20%). Compared to 2007 Jan – Aug tourist arrival, this year Melaka got an increased about 887,252 tourist or 23.7% flowing in. Below are the top 5 country that visited Melaka last 8 month:
1-SINGAPORE : 14,839 (7.9%)
2-CHINA : 13,591 (7.2%)
3-INDONESIA : 7,549 (4.0%)
4-SAUDI ARABIA : 6,905 (3.7%)
5-HONG KONG : 5,518 (2.9%)
Average rate for hotel accommodation and length of night stay for the month of August decreasing respectively. Average of hotel accommodation down to 47.47% from 58.98% in July and length of night stay down to 1.65 night from 1.76 night in July.
This year the state government target 6.8 million tourist to visit Melaka. With current rate of tourist and just about 2 month till end of this year, it will be a hard work. Download the sheet below for more data on domestic and international tourist visited Melaka from January to August 2008.