Socio-Economic Change by Tourism in Myanmar Essay

1999 Words Dec 24th, 2012 8 Pages
Content * Introduction 2 * Myanmar –an Introduction 2

* Politic and Tourism 3

* Economic Development 5

* Conclusion 6 * References

Myanmar Tourism Industry and Socio-economic changes
Tourism industry is the fastest growing sectors and can support the government in an economy. The politics of the country is very relative to the development of tourism and It brings both positive and negative effects to the host countries. In this report, what politics in Myanmar drive tourism development and impacts of tourism will be discussed.

Myanmar- an introduction
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The EU Parliament subsequently passed a resolution condemning human rights abuse in June 1997 and refused Myanmar officials to enter EU member countries. As consequences, foreign investments from Western countries have been banned dealing with Myanmar. Then only a few numbers of tourists come to Myanmar and become lonely planet. In 1997, Myanmar became ASEAN member and more economic corporation from neighbouring countries has been increased, in a large amount by Singapore, China and Thailand. FDI in hotels and tourism reached $114million in 1996-97 up from $86.1 million in 1994-95.( Economist Intelligence Unit,1997d) Above 70% of FDI was in joint-ventured with state owned enterprises, because of its advantages to access infrastructure and public service. 1.2 Recent Politic and Tourism Changes(2010-12) After November, 2010, President U Thein Sein came to power and Myanmar Democracy icon, Daw Aung San Su Kyi was released from home arrested. The subsequent easing of international trade sanctions has seen the country become the new tourism hotspot. The new government also encourage tourism industry and tourism rules and regulations are changed such as allowance of visa-on-arrival by the Ministry of Immigration at Mandalay and Naypyidaw airport. Political situation become stabilize as the government made ceasefire agreements with SSA (South State Army), the Chin National Front, the Karen National

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