A TOTAL of 224,358 tourists visited Mandalay between January and October 2015, in comparison with 165,000 tourists during the same period last year – a 35 percent increase, said an official of the Mandalay Region Hotels and Tourism Development Department.
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism targeted 300,000 tourist arrivals in Mandalay in 2015. The majority of tourists visiting Mandalay arrived by air. Chinese tourists make up the highest number, followed by Thailand. Tourists from France, Germany and the US stood third.
The ministry is expecting overall arrivals to reach 4.5 million tourists this year. Between January and October, around four million tourists visited Myanmar.
Min Htet Aung