Post-election tourism booms

Some touristsat the U Bein bridge.

According to industry experts, tourism is picking up speed after the elections.

Tourists from the United States of American, United Kingdom and Australian tourists are found to be increasingly frequent visitors according to Lin Myat Htun, CEO of Maing Fong Travels & Tour.

“Normally October marks the tourist open season but things slowed down since the election was held. Most foreign visitors are American, English and Australians.”

It seems that hotel and tourism ministry’s expectations of further developing the industry will be fulfilled with 4.7 million visitors coming into Myanmar in 2015 and even more are expected to make landfall.

Most locals are also actively traveling out of the country; mainly to Thailand after the implementation of arrival on visa system which facilitated travel between the two neighboring countries.