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Tourism booming in Southeast Asia

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, January 14 2019   /  03:14 am

Tanah Lot temple in Bali, Indonesia. (freeimages.com)The Southeast Asian region is a paradise for international tourists by all means. With many pristine beaches, UNESCO world heritage sites, rich cultures, historic temples, caves, waterfalls, lovely lakes, rivers, mountains, islands, volcanoes, exotic animals, golf courses and extraordinary nightlife, Southeast Asia is one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations.It is well-known for its tropical climate, hospitable people and mouthwatering cuisine. It is also one of the most peaceful regions in the world. It is no wonder then that tourism in Southeast Asia has been consistently on a high-growth trajectory. Tourism in Southeast Asia has been booming in almost all countries of the region during the last 15 years.In 1995, just 28.5 million international people visited Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, ...