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6 month data already out and as of June Melaka get 4.89 million tourist. From the 4.89mil domestic arrival making the main input by 78% while from abroad 21%, a 51% increase from January – June 2009. In June 2010 only, Indonesian was the highest foregin visitors(38,401 (19.1%) ), Singapore (32,108 (16.0%)),China (18,544 (9.2%)), Hong Kong (9,350 (4.7%)) and Japan (8,477 (4.2%)).
length of night stay for hotel in Melaka in June is 2.44 nigths. Increase from 1.88 nights stay on June 2009. On average, on Jun 2010 about 70% visitors check in Melaka Hotels. Melaka have 198 hotels for such a small state. Increasing the length of night stay and visitors check – in of course will boost the accomodation Industry. It’s like a chain reaction where everybody links to it will benifited.
Recent An-Malaysia protest at Jakarta by a small group of people does not affected tourist arrivals from Indonesia. Usually tourist from Indonesia come here for the health treatment. Furthermore Melaka State have direct relationship with state and province in Indonesia through Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam that lead by Melaka Chief Minister itself.