Let’s Make Ecotourism Work
Not surprisingly, tourists from around the world keep flocking to the country. Last year alone nearly 27 million visitors came, generating MR82 billion in tourism income. Plenty of those tourists, many of whom came from China, were drawn, at least in part, by the natural wonders of Malaysia. And so ecotourism plays an important part in the country’s economy, especially in biodiverse states like Sabah and Sarawak. In 2016, Sabah had a record 3.43 million visitors who brought in RM7.25 billion in tourism revenues.