International Tourism Expo, Myanmar 2017 to be held in Yangon

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U Bein Bridge, a crossing that spans Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura. The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 m) bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.[It is used as an important passageway for the local people and has also become a tourist attraction. Photo: Nyi Nyi (History)

To develop the International Tourism Service Industry and local tourism sector, International Tourism Expo, Myanmar 2017 organised by Travel Support Co Ltd under the auspices of the Myanmar Tourism Federation will be held in Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon from 20 to 22 January 2017.
“We have arranged the event with the aim of promoting the development of the local travel and tourism industries in line with the modern travel and tourism industry, promotion of the cooperation between the local travel and tourism companies and international tourism companies, giving information about travel and tourism industry in detail to the public”, said director U Nway Moe Aung of Travel Support Co. Ltd.
The experience from the expo will be of benefit to local visitors who will come to the expo.Officials will elaborate facts of the travel and tourism industry to visitors who do not know facts about place where they want to visit to relax at the exhibition, he added.
The three-day event will be arranged for the public at one place to be able to observe the the different types of travel and tourism service industries, he added. The event is first-ever expo for the travel and tourism industry, with 124 booths from hotels, travel agencies, airlines, insurance companies and other agencies related to tourism will be featured at the expo. Moreover, motor service companies and mobile phone companies, cruise companies, foreign and local travel service agencies, travel-related goods sale companies will showcase their services, destinations, tourism attractions, travel packages and products through the booths.
Holding the International Tourism Expo, Myanmar 2017 will make the Myanmar travel and tourism industry develop and increase the country’s foreign exchange earnings from tourism. Also, travel-related business sectors will develop and it will provide assistance to develop the tourism areas. — Soe Win (MLA)

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