Tourism in BurmaBurma recorded a total of 4 m tourists in 2019, ranking 75th in the world in absolute terms.
Without including the size of a country, such a ranking list may not be very meaningful. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Burma, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.080 tourists per resident, Burma ranked 157th in the world. In Southeast Asia, it ranked 8th.
Burma generated around 2.50 bn US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 3.3 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 2 percent of all international tourism receipts in Southeast Asia.
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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2019 spent about 502 US Dollars.
Development of the tourism sector in Burma from 1995 to 2019The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Burma each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.
Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all 11 countries in Southeast Asia.
Revenues in tourismIn 2000, tourism revenues amounted to 195.00 m USD, or about 2.2 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 416,000 tourists at that time and roughly 469 USD per person. Within 19 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 2.50 bn USD, accounting for 3.1 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 573 USD for his holiday in Burma.
All data for Burma in detail
|Year||Number||Receipts||% of GNP||Income|
|2019||4.36 m||2.50 bn $||3.1 %||573 $|
|2018||3.55 m||1.67 bn $||2.4 %||470 $|
|2017||3.44 m||1.99 bn $||3.0 %||577 $|
|2016||2.91 m||2.29 bn $||3.7 %||787 $|
|2015||4.68 m||2.20 bn $||3.6 %||470 $|
|2014||3.08 m||1.69 bn $||2.8 %||548 $|
|2013||2.04 m||964.00 m $||1.7 %||472 $|
|2012||1.06 m||550.00 m $||1.0 %||519 $|
|2011||816,000||334.00 m $||0.62 %||409 $|
|2010||792,000||91.00 m $||0.18 %||115 $|
|2009||763,000||75.00 m $||0.20 %||98 $|
|2008||731,000||80.00 m $||0.25 %||109 $|
|2007||716,000||97.00 m $||0.48 %||135 $|
|2006||630,000||59.00 m $||0.41 %||94 $|
|2005||660,000||83.00 m $||0.69 %||126 $|
|2004||657,000||97.00 m $||0.92 %||148 $|
|2003||597,000||70.00 m $||0.67 %||117 $|
|2002||487,000||136.00 m $||2.0 %||279 $|
|2001||475,000||132.00 m $||2.0 %||278 $|
|2000||416,000||195.00 m $||2.2 %||469 $|
|1999||435,000||222.00 m $||510 $|
|1998||478,000||196.00 m $||410 $|
|1997||491,000||183.00 m $||373 $|
|1996||490,000||215.00 m $||439 $|
|1995||194,000||169.00 m $||871 $|
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.