International tourist arrivals surge by 214%

File photo taken in 2019 shows international travellers visiting the Mandalay Region.

International tourist arrivals to Myanmar increased by 214 per cent, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
A total of 35,722 tourists has visited Myanmar since January this year, as compared with 11,372 visitors in the same period last year, the ministry stated.
A total of more than 4.36 million foreign travellers entered the country in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. In January this year, 17,884 tourists visited the country by air, 89 travellers by cruise and 17,421 entered through land border crossings, it is learnt.
Over 230,000 foreign tourists visited Myanmar in 2022. There has been a continuous decrease in the number of international travellers during the Covid-19 period. —TWA/MKKS

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