Myanmar’s second largest city sees rise in tourist arrival

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The number of tourists arrival to Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar, reached 306,432 in 2015, up 26 percent from 242,566 in 2014, Mandalay Region Hotel and Tourism Department has said.

Majority of foreign tourists come from China, Thailand, France, Germany and the United States

The tourist sector in 2016 depends on the progress of tourist based investment in Myanmar as well as the global and ASEAN economy, the spokesperson of the department said.

Plans have been underway to expand the international flights and airline access to Mandalay.

At present, eight domestic airlines and five international airlines are operating services in Mandalay.

Mandalay, which is the last royal capital of Myanmar, has a population of 1.2 million, according to the latest census

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