Myanmar Ranks the highest spike on the
world’s fastest-growing travel destinations
Myanmar was ranked the highest spike among the world’s 20 fastest growing travel destinations in 2019, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Myanmar topped the ranking list with a year-on-year increase of 40.2 percent in the number of tourists in 2019, followed by Puerto Rico (31.2 percent) and Iran (27.9 percent).
“This is good news for Myanmar and we need to keep this momentum going for many more years.” said Ms. May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourism Marketing Chairperson.
The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists to visit the country as a next step to open up to the world. Japanese, South Korea, Hong Kong ,Macau and some Southeast Asian countries tourists were granted visa-free entry.Indian, Chinese nationals from mainland and other countries (Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and Switzerland) were granted visa on arrival.Citizens of over 100 countries are eligible for Myanmar e-visas (evisa.moip.gov.mm/) and can get approval letter within 3 days.
To this day Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. An ancient land untouched by the modernization, it is a country where the people still adhere to age-old traditions and customs. Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia, UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site in 2019.
To keep up the momentum of tourist arrivals rise, Myanmar Tourism Marketing will start its annual “Green Season” campaign (May to end of September) with the support of hotels, airlines and tour operators.
All of these campaigns and easy access to Myanmar will lead to more travelers from around the world to discover this unique destination.Myanmar has something for every eye and every heart. The generosity of the land and its people will ensure that you are made to feel welcome, not a tourist but a guest.
UNWTO’s top-20 fastest-growing travel destinations
1. Myanmar 40.2%
2. Puerto Rico 31.2%
3. Iran 27.9%
4. Uzbekistan 27.3%
5. Montenegro 21.4%
6. Egypt 21.1%
7. Vietnam 16.2%
8. Philippines 15.1%
9. Maldives 14.9%
10. Bahamas 14.6%
11. Qatar 14.5%
12. Armenia 14.4%
12. South Korea 14.4%
13. Turkey 14.0%
14. Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.7%
15. Tunisia 13.6%
16. Laos 11.5%
17. Azerbaijan 11.4%
18. Israel 10.5%
19. Lithuania 10.1%
20. Kazakhstan 10.0%
About Myanmar Tourism Marketing
Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM) aims to promote Myanmar as a sustainable tourism destination that can be visited the whole year round. It is part of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and is mainly privately funded by key members of the tourism industry in Myanmar. The MTM team is happy to assist press and media to publish more about tourism in Myanmar.Visit www.myanmar.travel, www.tourismmyanmar.org and follow us on www.facebook.com/myanmartm and www.instagram.com/visit.
Sandar – PR Officer
Myanmar Tourism Marketing
No. 204, Bo Myat Tun Road (Middle Block) Pazundaung Township
Tel: +95 – 9 977204456
Mobile: +95 9 966 961079
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.myanmar.travel and www.tourismmyanmar.org