More than 2.84 mln tourists visited Myanmar in first 10 months of 2018

A tourist guide explaining the history of the Shwedagon Pagoda to tourists. Photo: Phoe Khwar
A tourist guide explaining the history of the Shwedagon Pagoda to tourists. Photo: Phoe Khwar

More than 2.84 million tourists visited Myanmar during the first 10 months of 2018, according to official statistics from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
More than one million tourists visited Myanmar through airports and over 7,000 tourists came on cruise liners, while over 35,000 tourists entered Myanmar through the nation’s border gates.
Although most tourists came from Europe and North America in recent years, increasing numbers of tourists from China, Thailand and some Asian countries are visiting Myanmar.
About 58,820 tourists came from North America, 138,545 visitors from Western Europe, 13,160 visitors from Eastern Europe, 3,509 visitors from Africa, 4,317 visitors from Middle-East countries, 834,712 tourists from Asia and 24,259 visitors from Oceania areas.
Of Asian travelers, over 236,441 visitors came from Thailand, 227,048 tourists from China, 82,327 tourists from Japan, and 53,693 tourists from South Korea. France topped the list of western European travelers with 32,597, followed by travelers from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy.
With the increase in the number of tourist, authorities are conducting promotions, marketing and awareness campaigns in the tourism marketing. —GNLM (Translated by Hay Mar)

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