Over 780,000 foreign day-trippers visited Myanmar from Thai border this FY

26 1 18 Tachileik News 2 72Myanmar hosted some 789,732 foreign day-trippers, who visited the country through the Tachilek cross-border gate between last April and 25 January of this year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. During this period, the day-trippers toured Talaw Market, Mahamyatmuni Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, ethnic villages and Chinese temples, while 13,237 foreigners took the Mongphyat-Kengtung trip.
More than 6,000 visitors entered Myanmar by air this fiscal year (FY). As of last November, the number of foreign travellers with visas increased by 8 per cent, compared with last FY.
In the third week of this month, more than 160 visitors arrived in Tachilek for a one-day trip.
The Myanmar government is trying to promote the tourism sector by exploring new destinations in the states and regions. The tourism authorities are also prioritising the development of cross-border trips.
Sustained efforts are being made to boost international tourist arrivals to Myanmar’s natural islands, in collaboration with those in the tourism field, said a spokesperson of the Hotels and Tourism Ministry.
Myanmar has several natural resources and countless attractions. Besides its cultural sites, the Megui Archipelago, which is part of the Taninthayi Region and is in the Andaman Sea, is gaining popularity among luxury travellers in the international market.—GNLM

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