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From January to the end of June, 2015, nearly 0.3 million visitors arrived with tourist visa throughYangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports. There are about 1.5 million travellers with various visas, per source of Immigration Department.

Among three airports, Yangon stands top and the rest two are Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. Up to the end of June, about 250,000 tourists passed through Yangon International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay airports received nearly 50,000.

Other sources – border gates are highest and luxurious cruise liners entry is blooming more than last year. When compared with last year, this year is more thriving than last year, said U Hlaing Min, Deputy Director General of Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.

“Since 2011, world tourist entry is running well. Transportation and tourism, tour guide, ho­telier sector are developing,” he said. The number of foreign entry is 1.06 million in 2012,, 2.04 million in 2013, 3.08 million in 2014 respectively.

Hotels and Tourism Ministry estimates about 5 million world trotters in 2015 and it will be 7.5 million in 2020.

 Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.7  From July27  To August 2, 2015