Date: December 27, 2016
Source: Travel Trends
Malaysian travellers itching to explore as Lombok becomes a top Malaysian Travel Destination
Lombok is “No 2 of top 10 destinations for Malaysian travelers” according to Skyscanner 2017 Travel Trends data. With the opening of the international airport in Praya and travellers looking for somewhere more exotic than Bali, Lombok is booming.
Party animals and divers congregate in the heavenly Gili Islands off the island’s north coast while surfers head to the dramatic beaches in the south around Kuta with their crashing surf, traditional villages and rustic, laid-back atmosphere. Challenge yourself by climbing towering Mount Rinjani for spectacular sunrise views over Lombok, or take a load off and chill under the palms at Gili Nanggu for a slice of hassle-free tropical paradise.
According to Skyscanner 2017 Travel Trends, after Reykjavik and Lombok, the eight next most popular travel destinations for Malaysians, in order of popularity, are are follows: 3. Sapporo (Japan);4. Kota Bharu (Malaysia);5. Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia); 6. Alor Setar (Malaysia);7. Casablanca (Morocco); 8. Tokyo (Japan);9. Kota Kinabalu (Borneo) and 10. Perth (Australia)