Myanmar expects 2 million tourists in 2013

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Myanmar monkMyanmar is expecting to receive two million foreign tourists to the country by the end of 2013, according to Vice President Sai Mauk Kham.

There has already been a sharp rise in the number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of 2013, 58 percent up than the same period of last year.

“Last year, about 1.06 million foreign tourists visited the country. The number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of this year has passed the one million mark now. The number jumped up by 58 per cent. The country has expected 1.8 million to two million tourists to visit this year,” he said.

He also said that safe transportation system, good-quality hotels, restaurants and inns are “basic needs” for more tourists.

More tourists mean more income for the country and new job opportunities for local people, he stressed.

Myanmar now has 3,353 tour guides officially licensed, according to official data released by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

For the Southeast Asian Games in December 2013, the country will be able to provide some 7,000 hotel rooms in 86 hotels.



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Myanmar is expecting to receive two million foreign tourists to the country by the end of 2013, according to Vice President Sai Mauk Kham. There has already been a sharp rise in the number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of 2013, 58 percent up than the same period of last year. "Last year, about 1.06 million foreign tourists visited the country. The number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of this year has passed the one million mark now. The number jumped up by 58 per cent. The country has expected...

Myanmar monkMyanmar is expecting to receive two million foreign tourists to the country by the end of 2013, according to Vice President Sai Mauk Kham.

There has already been a sharp rise in the number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of 2013, 58 percent up than the same period of last year.

“Last year, about 1.06 million foreign tourists visited the country. The number of tourists visiting the country in the first eight months of this year has passed the one million mark now. The number jumped up by 58 per cent. The country has expected 1.8 million to two million tourists to visit this year,” he said.

He also said that safe transportation system, good-quality hotels, restaurants and inns are “basic needs” for more tourists.

More tourists mean more income for the country and new job opportunities for local people, he stressed.

Myanmar now has 3,353 tour guides officially licensed, according to official data released by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

For the Southeast Asian Games in December 2013, the country will be able to provide some 7,000 hotel rooms in 86 hotels.



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