Friday, 28 February 2014

International, Myanmar tour agencies encouraged to work together

Myanmar’s hotels and tourism deputy minister has invited the international tourism business community to work with local agencies to produce better results.

Speaking at the fifth World Ecotourism Summit in the Philippines, deputy minister of tourism Tin Shwe said that working together would be of mutual benefit for both foreign and local agencies. He added that Myanmar is currently focusing on its coastal ecosystem, the protection of its biodiversity and the maintenance of its mangrove forests.

Local agencies said that Myanmar still has virgin natural habitats to explore in the mountain ranges of Putao and Haka areas in the North, Loikaw area in the East and the islands and coastal areas of the South. Developing new tourism zones in these areas is important because these places will be attractive to tourists, they said.

Statistics show that the number of foreign tourists visiting the country has been gradually increasing over the past two years. Meanwhile, locals are becoming more interested in visiting other countries.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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