2019 tourism performance improves 15%

14 January 2020
2019 tourism performance improves 15%
Balloons carrying visitors sit in the sky during sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar’s 2019 tourism performance improved 15% to give the country 1,323,994 tourist arrivals through the country’s main gateway Yangon airport, TTR Weekly reported.

Officials released the year’s visitor data for the Yangon aviation gateway which excludes arrivals overland and through Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw the country’s two other international airports.

Once overland arrivals at all border checkpoints are counted, the annual performance could reach 4 million in 2019.  But that is a far cry from the 2020 forecast of 7.5 million outlined in the country’s tourism masterplan 2013 to 2020 that was funded by the Asian Development Bank.