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In addition to the currently hot spots like Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan, Inle Lake, Kyaikhto, Mandalay and Ngapali Beach, other up-and-coming tourist locations such as Putao, the Myeik Archipelago, Nagaland, Nat Ma Taung and Loikaw make Myanmar the most appealing country in the rest of the globe for travelers.
In addition to the currently hot spots like Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan, Inle Lake, Kyaikhto, Mandalay and Ngapali Beach, other up-and-coming tourist locations such as Putao, the Myeik Archipelago, Nagaland, Nat Ma Taung and Loikaw make Myanmar the most appealing country in the rest of the globe for travelers. This year, the local government has chosen the 5 million tourist destination.
There are more and more people visiting Myanmar. In 2014, the nation was able to welcome around 3 million people, which is more than the numbers given in the Myanmar Tourism MTA ('2013-2020). In a conservative way, the aim of the MDP was to attract 1. 52 million foreign attendees in 2015 and 2. 81 million in 2020.
The latest data encourage the public sector to expect the expected total revenue from tourists to rise to 10 billion US dollars per year by 2020. "â??We believe 2014 was the beginning of a period of tremendous expansion, and 2015 is a year to speed up the pace,â said Naung Naung Han, General Sectretary of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association and CEO of Radiant Tours Co Ltd.
As he added: "Competition among them is so fierce that they can cut their costs to win more people. In the past there were about 5-6 daily departures from Yangon to Bangkok. The prospects for the sector will certainly improve as long as there is an improvement in access to the world. "Hla Aye, CEO of Shan Yoma Travel & Tours Co Ltd, shares the optimism: "I am sure that we will welcome more visitors next year and in the coming years.
Myanmar is expected to get more free travelers (flexible travelers ) and individual travelers, thanks to the broader global link and widespread information. "We' ve found out that about 60-70 percent of the tourist we have welcomed are fitt, and the remainder have been on an all-inclusive. Myanmar Tourism Masterlan sets out a full roadmap to help sustain Myanmar's tourism infrastructures.
As part of these initiatives, the E-Visa system was implemented at Yangon International Airport on September 1, 2014. This system now provides tourist service from 67 different nations and thus provides them with more comfort for their workflows. On December 1, more than 17,000 international guests came to Myanmar via Yangon International Airport.
It encourages the government to extend the services to Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw Aiports. Myanmar has suggested to other ASEAN nations to introduce an exemption from visas for its citizens and other ASEAN people. In addition to the extension of Yangon lnternational airport, a new lunar port is to be built in 2017 in Hantharwady, Bago area, some 80 kilometres from Yangon.
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) also gave the go-ahead on 26 December for a project to set up a ropeway linking Yathaedaung Camp with Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, one of the country's most popular attractions, Sky Asia Co Ltd. The Ministry of Tourism and Hotel said there are 1,076 hostels throughout Myanmar, two-thirds of which have been in Yangon, Mandalay and Shan State since October 2014.
Thirty-one international office locations were opened in six areas in December, among them Bagan and Mandalay. Yangon opened twenty 3,047-room establishments, four 660-room establishments in Mandalay and one 127-room establishment in Bagan. In Kawthaung two 252-room international hotel investments are opened, three with 291 rooms in Tachileik and one with 41 rooms in Myeik.
More and more cosmopolitan hoteliers like Accor are opening their doors in more and more favourite locations. In the coming years, room prices are predicted to fall thanks to the commitment of the Tourism Development Bank, which will financially support a number of small and medium-sized businesses, including travel agencies. Although it is hard to promote new travel destination as the most well-known are always attractive for first-time travellers, it is always rewarding to use them to draw back travellers.
"Naung Naung Han said, "We definitely need to introduce new travel destination to increase tourism. "However, we should not ignore our current travel destination as it is our major attraction. "However, repeated guests can try out new goals. That' s why we need to introduce new targets to increase tourism," said Hla Aye of Shan Yoma Travel.
"However, we should not only look at the tourists' arrivals. Otherwise we will get many grievances and no compliment. Mr. Birk added that more people will be expected if all carriers lower their fares. Irrespective of the economic situation, if you are wealthy or needy, you can drive if you plan a long trip to Myanmar.
Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw make traveling more comfortable for the FIT. "Several of the guests have special interests, such as hiking and birdwatching. "For Naung Naung Han, the prospects for the sector are positive. "I believe that if we go in the same vein, we will achieve our goal of welcoming more than 10 million tourist arrivals by 2020.
There is growing interest internationally in Myanmar and the Chinese authorities are trying to boost supply-side capacities. That will dampen the price so more visitors can come to our country."