The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will employ a digitalized system of collection number of tourists visiting Mandalay starting from the water festival.
The Upper Myanmar Department of Hotels and Tourism (Mandalay) will handle the digital system as well as ground survey.
‘‘If we have precise data of the number of tourists on hand, then we will be able to calculate our needs in order to fulfill them. We will start employing digitalized system in Mandalay to collection precise data of the number of tourists,’’ U San Yu, Deputy Director of Upper Myanmar Department of Hotels and Tourism (Mandalay), said.
This is an effort to improve Myanmar’s tourism sector. In popular tourist destination for the most visited regions and townships, the department has plans to collect data manually in addition to the digital system, he added.
The data will be categorized by age and gender.
Mandalay’s walking water festival was started last year and gained interest from tourists. The authority is planning to increase security to protect visitors and festival goers.