Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak is targeting 5.25 million visitor arrivals to the state next year.
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that their arrival are expected to generate an estimated tourism receipt of RM9.82 billion.
He, who is also the minister of Youth and Sports disclosed this during his winding up speech at Sarawak Legislative Assembly Sitting this morning.
According to him, Sarawak have received a total of 3.72 million visitors this year, which saw an increase of 9.81% if compared to the same period in 2016 which has generated an estimated tourism receipt of RM6.9 billion.
He also added, based on the past trend of average arrivals for the month of October to December, his ministry is anticipating 5 million visitor arrivals into Sarawak in 2017, an increase of 7.3% as compared with 4.66 million in 2016.