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Myanmar tourism surges in 2014

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YANGON — Tourist arrivals to Myanmar in first half of 2014 increased more than 40% compared with the same period last year, officials said Thursday. 

Airport staff walking by an Asian Wings Airways aircraft at Yangon's international airport. Tourist arrivals to Myanmar in first half of 2014 increased more than 40% compared with the same period last year, officials said Thursday. (AFP photo)

Some 1,604,746 tourists entered the country from January to July, a 43% increase over the 1,121,795 visitors in the same period last year, data from the Hotel and Tourism Ministry showed.

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