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Economic Development Potentials of Mon State/ Myanmar: Tourism Industry
- Development of tourism industry plays a vital role for economic development of Mon State. There are many tourist attractions and tourism related business emerged recently. The main attractions of the area are its religious, cultural, historical and natural sites. The main aim of this study is to point out tourism-related perception of the local people and visitors and the future tourism development potentials. Butler’s hypothetical Tourism Area Life Cycle model is used as conceptual frame. Data derived from qualitative social research, field observation, rapid appraisal methods with Likert scale and quantitative questionnaire surveys in 2017 and 2018 are used in the analysis. Moreover, a literature review on tourism development was done and secondary data such as numbers and types of hotels, tourism related services) from the General Administrative Department, Mawlamyine City Development Committee and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism in Mawlamyine, Mon State were collected and evaluated.
Wai Mon Aung
Win Thandar Oo
Khin Khin Soe
- Journal of the Asia Research Centre