Over 76,000 tourists, foreign businessmen visit Myanmar in Feb

DSC 9658 72Some 76,031 people entered Myanmar in February 2018, including 57,450 travellers with tourist visas and 18,581 with business visas, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
From April 2017 to February 2018, some 699,252 foreigners visited Myanmar, including some 480,490 tourist visa holders and 218,782 business visa holders.
There are some 1,474 hotels, motels, guesthouses and inns in Myanmar, having a room capacity of some 58,249, according to the Hotels and Tourism Ministry.
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism issued some 4,371 tour guide licences, 3,449 local tour guide licences and 2,534 transport licences by December 2017.
Famous tourism attractions in Myanmar are Mandalay, Yangon, Bagan, Inlay, Kayin, Mon, Myeik Archaeology, Chin Hills and beaches such as Chaungtha, Ngwe Saung and Ngapali.
Additionally, tourists like to explore cultural zones, such as the Bagan-Nyaung U cultural zone, Ava cultural site and Pyin Oo Lwin.
The Hotels and Tourism Ministry has created eco-tourism sites and community-based tourism places, such as Thandaunggyi in Kayin State, Pa-O community involved tourism in Shan State, Kayah cultural community tour, CBT with dolphins along Ayeyawady River, Phoe Kyar Elephant camp, Popa Mountain National Park, Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary and other wildlife sanctuaries.
Tourists visit Myanmar through three international airports, as well as the border checkpoints on bikes or in vehicles. Tourists also flock to Myanmar in luxury cruise liners.— Ko Htet

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