case study: myanmar- oppertunities/challenges of tourism

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  • jobs in tourism accounted for 3% total employment in 2007
  • total travel/tourism accounted for 1.35million jobs- boosting total employment to 6.1% in tourism alone
  • direct tourism accounted for 3.2% total economy (GDP)
  • indirect tourism accounted for 6.7% total economy (GDP)
  • attracts between 100,000 and 200,000 foriegn visitors a year- high foregin currency earner


  • large variety of ecosystems, tropical islands, rainforests, mangoves attract tourists…


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