Myanmar’s Yangon Airport registers huge growth in tourist arrivals

Published on : Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Myanmars-Yangon-International-AirportIn the first 11 months of this year, the number of tourist arrivals through Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport alone reached 931, 236, up over 200,000 from more than 700,000 in the same period of last year, local media reported.

Among them, those from Thailand stood first with 148,260, followed by Japan and China.

In order to boost tourist arrivals in the country, Myanmar has allowed online electronic (e)-visa for travelers from 67 countries so far.

Up to now, Myanmar has reached visa exemption agreements with Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam and negotiations on the move are underway with Malaysia and Singapore.

According to the hotels and tourism authorities, total number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 1.6 million in the first seven months of this year, expecting 3 million by the year-end.


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