Amid close cooperation between the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and international organizations and experts so as to develop the hotel and travel sector, Union Minister U Ohn Maung received Hong Kong Macau and Myanmar Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Dr. Lin Khin Wan and party at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Myanmar’s hotel & tourism sector needs digitization
At the meeting, the Union Minister said the government and private sector had formed groups to implement market-wise digital marketing to develop Myanmar’s hotel and travel sector.
Arrangements are being made to use appropriate digital technologies to reduce manual systems when carrying out the ministry’s office work. Also, this will assist with systematic maintenance, fast, easy access and the sharing of data and information, in a bid to reduce the use of paper. The Union Minister urged participants to discuss the arranging of training courses to increase ICT experts at the ministry, providing required suggestions and technical assistance on establishing tourism web portals, and to cooperate in arranging study visits by Hong Kong travel agencies to Myanmar.
Upping tourism business
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Assistant Director U Kyaw Kyaw Lwin explained about the status of digital marketing and Chamber Chairman Dr. Lin Khin Wan and GTMH Telecom Chief Operations Officer Mr. Derek Hellmons discussed developing the travel sector through the use of digital technology.
The officials of the ministry also discussed using digital technology to increase travel, as well as increasing promotional works to attract visitors to Myanmar from the Hong Kong and Macau region. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)