Tourism in Myanmar 2015Myanmar Tourism 2015
Myanmar has 3 million visitors. At the press conference, U Htay Aung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, said Myanmar still has the destination of 5 million tourists and meets the Ministry's plan.
Burma sees good outlook for tourism in 2016 - Xinhua
YANGON, January 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar sees good tourism outlook for 2016, with an increase in the number of visitors this year. Tourist arrives at the end of November last year exceeded 4. 2 million. By April 2016, the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism expects this number to reach 5 million.
In Myanmar, US$ 2. 64 billion attract FDI into 47 hotel and tourism industry ventures in 2015, US$ 1. 5 billion more than in 2011. US$ 1. 14 billion in 36 ventures. Singapore represented 1.47 billion US dollar of overall FDI in this industry in 2015, the highest of all nations and territories, followed by Vietnam with 440 million USdollar.
Myanmar's tourism industry in 2016 will depend on the pace of related investments over the past year and on the overall and ASEAN economies. In accordance with the Ministry's main schedule (2013-2020), the number of holiday destinations is expected to be 7. Tourism from neighbouring counties often visits Myanmar on motorcycles, bikes and yachts organised by travel agencies in collaboration with the Minister.
More and more international tourist are seen as cruisers coming into the countryside during the tourist seasons that began at the beginning of the year. MS Seven Sea Voyage, a 699-passenger and 447-crewed cruiser, will be in Myanmar for a three-day trip by 25 January.
Further cruisers with more passengers will call at Myanmar in January and February. Myanmar was able to welcome 25 luxurious cruisers with 26,000 guests last year, according to statistic. In addition, international tourism registers for Chindwin riverside trips that offer insights into Myanmar's nature and meetings with ethnical minorities and their nationalities.
Number of tourism enterprises rose from 1,670 in 2014 to 1,922. Myanmar Hoteliers Association says Myanmar has also been growing in the country to provide appropriate accommodations for the growing number of people. According to U Tin Win, president of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association, there will be 340 properties in operation across the country by 2015, up from 290 in 2014.
Meanwhile, the federal administration has set up 17 hotels in areas such as Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and Bago. In the first nine month (January to September) of 2015, 759,181 passengers flew to Yangon International Airport, 82,174 more than in the same time frame last year (677,007).
Over 800,000 visitors came to Myanmar by plane and boat, while more than 2. 2 million visitors crossed the borders and the highest number of arrivals in the Yangon, Mandalay, Inlay and Bagan Areas. After Mandalay, Myanmar's second biggest town, the number of visitors increased by 26 per cent from 242,566 in 2014 to 306,432 in 2015.
Myanmar's last imperial capitol, Mandalay, has just over 1 inhabitant. Most of the overseas visitors come from China, Thailand, France, Germany and the USA. Eight national and five multinational carriers are currently in Mandalay, and there are ongoing projects to increase the number of cross-border air travel and Mandalay accessibility.
The new system provides 12 kinds of visas and three kinds of re-entry visas for expatriates to make their visits to Myanmar easier. Visas for commercial, garage, crew und cargo transportation are also available at three Myanmar internationaports - Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.