Tourist figures rise

11 July 2019
Tourist figures rise
Foreign tourists visit Tham Bula Temple in Bagan city, Myanmar. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

The number of tourists arriving in Myanmar on a visa rose by 227,415, or 33 per cent, between January and June compared to the year-ago period, state media reported.

Between 1 January 2019 and 30 June, 2019, 909,515 tourists entered Myanmar on a visa through the three international airports, sea ports, and border checkpoints. The number of tourists entering Myanmar using border passes also increased by 19 per cent in January-June compared with the same period a year ago, with estimated arrivals of over 1.2 million.

Myanmar has hosted a total of 2.14 million tourists up till June this year, while during the same period last year, tourist arrivals were registered at 1.72 million.