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MoHT Union Minister joins COVID-19 Destination Recovery Insights Exchange-Session 3 online

UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung attended the COVID-19 Destination Recovery Insights Exchange-Session 3 online presided by PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) and the World Bank yesterday. Before the meeting, the Union Minister clarified the seminar to the Director-General and officers that it aims to exchange the experiences regarding the COVID-19 hit destination and resumption of the tourism sector. Moreover, it should study especially on readmission of world travellers, challenges that might face when the tour destinations are reopened, experiences of international governments during COVID-19 pandemic and another arrangement to resume Myanmar tourism. In the first section of the meeting, Chief Executive Officer of PATA Ms Liz Ortiguera and Senior Tourism Specialist of World Bank Ms Jessie McComb respectively made an opening speech. Then, the Director-General and officers of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism and other officials of Guam Visitors Bureau and Macao Government Tourism Office discussed the plans to resume the tour in the post-COVID-19 period. During the Roundtable Discussion, the officials focused on the conduction of health awareness programmes, fully vaccination programmes, adoption of widely digital promotion of COVID Safe Destination and arrival visa issues. The PATA was established in 1951 and currently, there are more than 500 member countries. Myanmar became a member in 1995 and joined the travel expo, workshops and training conducted by PATA. The PATA mainly organizes training and talks online to resume the tourism of member countries in the COVID-19 pandemic. — MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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