Burma Tourist Arrivals Are Fastest-Growing in SE Asia
29 July 2013
Burma’s tourism sector saw the highest relative growth in Southeast Asia, with the number of foreign arrivals spiking 52 percent last year, according to a report by the UN World Tourism Organization. Despite the surging growth, Burma remains one of the region’s least-visited countries, attracting just over 1 million visitors in 2012. Southeast Asia’s tourism growth topped all Asian subregions, with arrivals rising 9 percent in 2012. Asia and the Pacific region as a whole received 234 million visitors last year, generating $324 billion in revenue and representing 30 percent of the tourism sector globally.