More tourists visit Mandalay, more accommodation needed

touristMandalay, 3 Nov — The number of tourists visiting Mandalay increased than previous year, sources said.
They arrived in the second capital by plane as well as by waterway. Up to September last year, 45925 tourists visited Mandalay and the number for the same period this year stood at 59027, rise by 29 percent.
Among the tourists, Chinese topped the list with the number 23000 (39%), 13900 Thais (23%), 3144 French (5.52%), 2060 Germans (3.49%) and 2300 Americans (3.9%).
Although increase in the number of tourists in the city, there is only 131 hotels for the guests. It is urgently needed to increase the number of hotel rooms as well as promote their service, a source said. Thiha Ko Ko

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