Myanmar reforms see dramatic rise in tourism

Industry up by 50 per cent in 2011 after army-backed government's decision to begin opening up country.



    Myanmar is seeing the rewards of political reforms in the form of tourist dollars.

    The military-backed administration has been opening the country up since elections in late 2010, leading to a 50 per cent increase in tourism in 2011.
     
    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Yangon.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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