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For half a centurys, Burma was governed by a army jungle that isolated the nation from the global population and turned one of Asia's wealthiest and most poor. Its first fully electoral administration took up its duties in March this year and the tourist industry is likely to boar.
Since the takeover by a quasi-civilian regime in 2011, the number of tourists arriving has risen from 800,000 in 2011 to 4.68 million in 2015, according to officials. For 2016, the Department of Hotel and Tourism forecasts 6 million tourists arriving here. "The visit to[Burma] comes with its challenge, where the difficulty of travelling is part of the attraction, and where the lives of singing friars and monastic clocks move in ageless rhythms," Lonely Planet said on his website.
Myat Mon Win, chairman of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Committee, said that there are many fine touristic places and one-of-a-kind places in the county, but that some places have no facilities to do so. Said the country's main holiday resorts - Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Rangoon - were still favourite places and that cruising on rivers would continue to grow in importance next year.
"Since we are the last ones in the area to enter the tourist industry, we need to learnt from neighbouring nations and make sure that the tourist industry does not have a detrimental effect on the local population," she said. The Commissioner noted the need to provide educational and awareness-raising programmes in areas that expect an increase in the number of overseas visitors and to address other threats related to the increase in the number of visitors.