Melaka received about 6.0 million tourist in 2007. An increase about 18% than 2006.
From 6.0 million tourist in 2007, the fraction are:
DOMESTIC – 4,657,248 tourists (77.3%)
Foreign – 1,366,063 tourists (22.7%)
(refer to Table 1)
December 2007 was highlighted as the highest tourist arrivals coming to Melaka, that is about 761,478 tourists. An increase from 614,985 tourists in December 2006. Singapore was the highest foreign country where their people choose Melaka as a favourite destination. China is second, third goes to Indonesia then Hong Kong and South Korea (Refer to Table 1 for more complete data).
Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign through out 2007 was significant to the increasing number of tourist arrivals. All the data although not comprehensive but it is the almost accurate measurement for monitoring the arrival of tourist in Melaka. Data are captured every month by all the hoteliers in Melaka. Data from hotel are measured by domestics (not include Melaka people) and foreigners check in at least 1 night in Melaka from the budget hotels to the five star hotels. Also count from all the resorts, chalets and homestays in Melaka.
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