YANGON, Feb. 9 (Xinhua): Myanmar welcomed a total of 233,487 international tourists in 2022, according to the country’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced.
The number of international visitor arrivals in Myanmar last year was up by about 78.3 percent, compared to 130,947 tourists registered a year earlier, the ministry’s data showed.
China, Thailand and India were the biggest sources of tourist arrivals in Myanmar last year, the ministry’s figures showed.
Before the pandemic, the Southeast Asian country received more than 4.36 million tourists in 2019.
The number of tourist arrivals in the country then sharply dropped to 900,000 in 2020 and 130,000 in 2021 amid the pandemic, official figures showed.
Myanmar has been taking various measures, including holding its first travel fair last month since the outbreak of the pandemic, to promote the pandemic-hit tourism sector.
As of Wednesday, Myanmar recorded a total of 633,850 Covid-19 infections, including 19,490 deaths and 614,321 recoveries, according to the health ministry. – Xinhua