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Myanmar woos Asian tourists amid Rohingya crisis

Slump in visitors from West prompts hunt for new markets

Hot air balloons float above an orange sky as the silhouettes of thousands of temples provide a perfect backdrop in Bagan, Myanmar.

YANGON -- These are anxious times for Myanmar's tourism industry, as the country's international reputation takes a battering.

But shares in Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun's Memories Group -- which includes hotel construction and travel management services -- have defied the uncertainty.

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