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MoHT Union Minister highlights necessary measures to attract domestic/foreign tourists

UNION Minister Dr Htay Aung of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism met the directors-general of the ministry and staff, the Myanmar Tourism Federation president, chairpersons and members of relevant associations, chairs, secretaries and joint secretaries of hotel zones and tourism associations from states and regions in the hybrid system yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. The Union minister pointed out that the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of tourism development and gave guidance at State-level meetings and ceremonies. Furthermore, the Prime Minister directed 14 points to be implemented jointly by the government and private organizations individually and as a group for the development of destination areas, while meeting hoteliers on 20 January in Ngapali. All stakeholders should lay emphasis on these 14 points as their working directives, the Union minister elaborated. The ministry is implementing short-term and long-term projects for the systematic and sustainable development of Myanmar’s tourism in cooperation with international and regional organizations, hotels and tourism associations so that businesspeople must make efforts to make their businesses successful, he urged. From January to December 2022, the arrival of foreign tourists increased by 78 percent year on year. Main visitors were from China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, the United States, Britain and Russia. The Union minister stressed emphasized that exerted and collaborative efforts are needed from tourism associations and business persons as the ministry is planning to take necessary measures so as to attract both domestic and international travellers. After the attendees discussed the ministry’s measures and put forward future implementation plans, Union Minister Dr Htay Aung coordinated the requirements.—MNA/TS   Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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