MoHT discusses early recovery of tourism industry

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Union Minister U Ohn Maung chairs the 4/2020 meeting of Tourism Committee on 23 December. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism held the 4/2020 meeting of Tourism Committee, led by Union Minister U Ohn Maung, at its headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Deputy Minister U Tin Latt, members of region/state governments, senior officials of MoHT, tourism experts and representatives of private travel agencies joined the meeting via videoconferencing.
The meeting focused on implementing Myanmar Tourism Strategic Recovery Roadmap (MTSRR), which was jointly drafted by the ministry, UN World Tourism Organization and the Luxembourg Development Cooperation (LuxDev) which is the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation. The Union Minister said that the ministry had finalized the MTSRR that includes recommendations of travel agencies for early recovery of the Myanmar tourism industry within two or three years.
Based on the immediate, medium and long term plans of MTSRR, the Regional Master Plan will be adopted for the respective areas.
The ministry will carry out ‘Enchanting Myanmar Health and Safety Protocol (HSP) at the region, national and international levels.
The regional level committees and the staff members of Ministry of Health and Sports are working for reopening of hotels and restaurants in line with the healthcare guidelines for ensuring Myanmar, a ‘safe-to-travel destination’ of international travellers.
The Union Minister added that Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) need to work for ensuring a safety tourism sector as this business is important for regional development.
Director-General U Maung Maung Kyaw from the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism discussed the accomplishment of decisions in the 3/2020 meeting of the committee and other tourism development programmes. Deputy Minister U Tin Latt, the secretary of the committee, briefed on conducting tourism training courses and reports from the region/state governments and travel agencies.
Myanmar has lifted domestic flight suspension on 16 December. The Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association has organized the non-landing sightseeing flight and the river cruise on 20 December, in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Communications. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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