Chinese tourists eyed by other nation in this region

PETALING JAYA: One reason for the decrease in Chinese tourist arrivals is because there are now more choices for them as every country wants to woo them, said Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Tan Kok Liang.

"Other reasons could also be due to the economic slowdown in China as well as bookings which are now done through online tour agents and Airbnb", he added.

Star-rated hotels and licensed travel agents are also bracing for a possible drop of between 10% and 20% of tourist arrivals from China during the long Chinese New Year break.