Registered outbound tour operators reach over 400 in Myanmar

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has permitted over 400 outbound tour licenses to operators since its initiation in late 2015, according to the ministry.

Tourism in Myanmar is growing rapidly and has received increased interest from investors thanks to the country’s sweeping reforms. International tourist arrivals increase significantly year by year, while some local people are now travelling abroad for holidays, exploration, healthcare, business and cultural exchanges.

To promote living standards and boost the socio-economic status of rural communities, the ministry put forth continuous efforts to implement marine tourism along the Myeik Archipelago in southern Myanmar as well as community-based tourism in other parts of the country, in close collaboration with relevant bodies.

Many international countries depend on tourism, the world’s largest service industry, to raise their income. The number of international travellers has steadily increased on a global scale. According to a survey, 1.2 billion people travel worldwide each year.

The number of world travellers has increased by nearly four per cent in 2016. Myanmar hosted about 2.9 million international visitors last year.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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