Myanmar will be on show later this year as it prepares to host the Greater Mekong Subregion Travel Show. Orgainsed by the Tourism working group of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)-Economic Cooperation, the show will be held in the ancient city of Bagan (pictured). According to Chinese state media, the show aims to promote tourism within the Mekong region and to promote economic cooperation between the six Mekong countries of China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Tourism to Myanmar is quickly picking up with business and leisure travellers emanating from Thailand – Myanmar’s top travel market – China, France, South Korea and the USA. Official figures show the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 106,795 in the first three months of 2011, up 24% from 85,519 a year ago.