Tourist arrivals for May show increase

12 June 2018
Tourist arrivals for May show increase
Foreign tourists ride on bullock carts and a horse-drawn carriage past ancient pagodas during their sightseeing in Bagan city, Myanmar, 11 November 2015. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Tourist arrivals in May 2018 on tourist and business visas are up by over 1,500 tourists compared to May 2017, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, state media reported.
Tourist arrivals through the three international airports and border checkpoints were registered at 50,521 in May 2018, with 29,096 holding tourist visas and 21,425 holding business visas. In May 2017, a total of  48,964 foreigners arrived, including 28,446 tourist visa holders and 20,518 business visa holders.
They entered the country through the three international airports: Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport; and Tachilek, Myawady, Kawthoung and Hteekhee checkpoints, the report said.