LONDON: Malaysia is among world’s best-value destinations, according to travel guide firm Lonely Planet.
The British-based company, in its Best In Travel 2010 guide, said Malaysia “is a clever choice for travellers on the lookout for a bargain”.
Thanks to the economic crisis, Iceland and London were also among the top 10 destinations, which included Thailand, South Africa, India, Mexico, Bulgaria, Kenya and Las Vegas,
The annual snapshot book captures “the world’s hottest travel trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead”, Lonely Planet said yesterday.
The economic collapse in Iceland meant the island was no longer punitively expensive, said the guide, putting the beleaguered country at the top of its best-value list.
Thailand, at number two, remained “perennially good value”, said the book.
Meanwhile, London’s days as a costly destination were now over, Lonely Planet said, thanks to the exchange rate which made it “much more affordable for visitors from abroad”.
The top 10 countries overall for travellers were El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Portugal, Suriname and the United States.
The top 10 cities were Abu Dhabi, Charleston (South Carolina), Cork (Ireland), Cuenca (Ecuador), Istanbul, Kyoto (Japan), Lecce (Italy), Sarajevo, Singapore and Vancouver (Canada).
Bali (Indonesia), Goa (India), Koh Kong (Cambodia), Southern Africa and southwest Western Australia featured among the top 10 regions. — AFP

11 comments

  1. Ferdy // December 12, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

    Wow.. that is a nice place to live. I love to travel in malaysia too.. as i mentioned in my blog :) visit me ya!

  2. Anis // May 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

    Malaysia is among world’s best-value destinations, thanks to its exotic beaches, mountain retreats, varied culture, shopping malls, cheap Malaysia hotels and cosmopolitan outlook.

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  4. shawn trelly // August 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

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  5. el the man // October 30, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

    real nice and informative blog. a

  6. Holiday Rentals Malaysia // November 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

    wahh, good to read that lonely planet praises malaysia as a value-for money place.
    should help with the tourism business
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  8. Thristhan // July 16, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

    That's great to hear, especially from a Malaysian my self who have been around the world. I always love ending up here in Malaysia. Great food, great culture, and fantastic place to live in.

  9. Julia // January 6, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

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  10. Cheap flights to Malaysia // January 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM  

    Malaysia famous for tourism in the whole world. Thousand of tourists each year in the world come for tourism. Malaysia famous for its landscapes, beaches and greenery...Tourism plays the important role in the income of Malaysia.

  11. Mann Travel // June 21, 2013 at 3:20 AM  

    Yes, Malaysia is among world’s best attraction place. The islands on the East are more beautiful then the islands on the West of Malaysia.Thanks for sharing.
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