Myanmar VP urges joint efforts for tourism development

Myanmar Vice President U Henry Van Thio has urged cooperation among tourism organizations to promote the tourism industry, as per reports from Global New Light of Myanmar.

In the meeting of the Central Committee for the Development of National Tourism Industry, held on Friday, 3rd August 2018, the Vice President reiterated the need to provide high standard amenities to the tourists who visit the country. Accommodation, safety, transportation, food etc. has to be taken care of.

U Henry Van Thio, Myanmar Vice President

“We should try to promote traditional customs and cuisines of ethnic minorities in the country”, added the VP.

Meanwhile, the state has granted visa exemptions to Japanese and South Korean visitors as well as visa-on-arrival to visitors from China.

The country has witnessed over 1.72 million foreign tourists’ visit to the country in the first half of this year, as per figures provided by the Hotel and Tourism Ministry.

The tourism ministry is targeting over 7 million tourists by 2020.

The country is also striving to promote eco-tourism cultural tourism and community-based tourism in resource-rich areas such as historical landscapes, rivers, lakes, beaches, islands and forests.