Added by Monique Robinson on January 12, 2011
Malaysia is coming up as a favorite choice of first time foreign travelers from India. Accessibility and good promotion by Malaysian tourism entities has made it a safe destination for first-time tourists to recover good value for money.
The fact that every individual, irrespective of age, will enjoy in Malaysia has been its biggest USP. Indians are particular about vegetarian food availability and this is not a problem in Malaysia with its numerous veg eating outlets. Travelers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities often opt for Malaysia as their first foreign trip.
Travelers from Tier 1 cities and Metros focus on experience and fun apart from the budget. For them, numerous packages that help them participate in the planning of their own holiday are popular.
The three major locations that Indians prefer include Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang. Those who are traveling for a second or third time prefer Sabah and Sarawak in the Borneo islands. This is a very popular destination for the eco tourist.
Affordability is not a problem in Malaysia as there are numerous options for budget travelers. Those who want luxury even if it is at high cost also have numerous options in the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula.