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Burma Expects 3 Million Visitors in 2014

24 December 2013

Burma is expecting visitor numbers surge to 3 million in 2014, a senior government official told the 7 Day Daily newspaper, according to Reuters. Burma is the chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in the year, and will host major summits with regional and world leaders in May and November. Although tourist numbers have been rising in recent years, the official’s prediction would represent a huge growth from about 1.8 million visitors that the government expected for 2013. The 1 million visitors in 2012 was a record for Burma, and the country’s hotel and tourism sectors are already struggling to meet demand.