Myanmar's Vice President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham called for upgrading and providing adequate tourist facilities to timely sustain the tourist growth that Myanmar has already achieved, said an official daily on Saturday.
Sai told Myanmar Tourism Development Coordination on World Tourism Day in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday that it is needed to provide adequate facilities including smooth entries, convenient and safe transport, good quality services of hotels, inns, restaurants, and sufficient qualified tour guides to be able to sustain the tourist growth, the New Light of Myanmar reported.
Sai believed that the forum would bring forth a productive and fruitful outcome and serve as a driving force to carry out the program for the systematic and sustainable tourism development, not only for Myanmar but also for the whole region.
Meanwhile, the number of international visitor arrivals in the country in the first eight months of 2013 has reached over one million, with an increase of 58 percent, compared with the same period of 2012.
It is expected that the number of tourist arrival would reach 1.8 to 2 million this year. Foreign visitor arrivals hit 1.06 million last year.