YANGON - A record one million foreign visitors surged into Myanmar last year, official figures showed Tuesday, as dramatic reforms lured travellers to the long-isolated nation as it opens to the world.
The Tourism Ministry reported an almost 30% rise in arrivals in 2012 to 1,060,000, from around 800,000 the year before, as tourists and business travellers flocked in.
"This is a very outstanding year for the industry. We have never experienced it before," said Phyoe Wai Yar Zar of the Myanmar Tourism Board.
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