Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur attract mainland Chinese tourists

Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur attract mainland Chinese tourists
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR - Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur ranked the 18th and 20th most popular destinations for mainland Chinese travellers, according to data from TripAdvisor's daodao.com.

Based on the number of visitors recorded in July and August on the website, both destinations saw year-on-year growth of 550 per cent and 190 per cent, respectively.

In a statement, TripAdvisor said Kota Kinabalu was among three other Asian destinations - Kyoto (Japan), Jeju Island (South Korea) and Hanoi (Vietnam) - which had triple-digit growth.

The number one destination for Chinese travellers was Hong Kong, followed by Phuket, Taiwan, Bangkok, Paris, Dubai, Macau, Seoul, Singapore and Bali.

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