Tourism Industry News
2010 was a golden year for Myanmar tourism
By Myanmar standards, 2010 was a golden year for tourism. Those working in the sector said they hoped recent political developments might make it easier to attract still more foreigners although there was not much faith in the military regime's appetite for change.
An estimated 300,000 foreign tourists visited the country last year, government sources said, a 30 per-cent increase over 2009 and better than the previous record from 2006, the official Visit Myanmar Year. But even the recent increase does not do justice to the potential of the country, whose abundant natural and cultural charms should make it one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.
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