Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said his ministry is confident of achieving its target of 30 million tourist arrivals next year, contributing to the RM100 billion in revenue expected from both international and domestic tourism, compared to projected revenue of RM92 billion for this year.
“Kelantan is among the states expected to attract a higher number of foreign tourists to Malaysia. A total of 5.5 million tourists are expected to visit Kelantan this year. Tourist arrivals to the state will increase further next year and this will help boost the number of tourists coming to Malaysia,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after the closing ceremony of the 2019 Kelantan Folk Arts Festival (FKRK).
Also present were Culture and Arts Department (JKKN) Director-General Tan Sri Norliza Rofli, Kelantan Culture, Tourism and Heritage Committee Chairman Datuk Md Anizam Abd Rahman and Narathiwat Deputy Governor Patimoh Sadiyamon.