Tourist Arrivals and Hotel Occupancy in Penang

By Ng Kar Yong

February 2018 STATISTICS
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Penang’s total number of hotel guests has steadily hovered at around six million since 2008, except in 2013. As can be seen from Figure 1, nearly half of hotel guests is consistently contributed by foreign guests, with the remaining half by domestic guests.Penang had the fourth-largest number of hotel guests in 2016 in the country based on the latest figures released by Tourism Malaysia (Table 1). The state attracted about 8.8% or 6.4 million hotel guests, trailing behind KL (22.3%),...

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Ng Kar Yong

is a statistician at Penang Institute who loves art and nature.