Myanmar promotes tourism at Tourism Expo Japan 2018

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Union Minister for Hotels and Tourisms U Ohn Maung and party pose for a documentary photo at the Tourism Expo Japan 2018. Photo: mna

Tourism Expo Japan 2018 was opened at Tokyo Big Sight Convention Centre, Tokyo, Japan on 20 September.
A delegation led by Union Minister for Hotels and Tourisms U Ohn Maung attended the opening ceremony.
During the ceremony, the Union Minister opened the booth representing Myanmar.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister attended the 2nd Tourism Expo Japan Ministerial Round Table in Collaboration with United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
The roundtable discussion was held with a motto titled, “Community Based Sustainable Tourism Development”, and attended by Ministers for Tourism from five ASEAN countries and other tourism sector developed countries.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister attended the welcoming ceremony of World Travel and Tourism Council. The Union Minister then met with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Mr. Keiichi Ishii and discussed promoting the tourism sector by signing an MoU between the two countries, planting cherry trees in Yangon and easing of VISA restriction issues.
On the morning of 21 September, the Union Minister attended the signing ceremony of MoU between Myanmar and Japan at Japan Tourism Agency.
The MoU was signed by Comissioner Mr. Hiroshi Tabata and Deputy Director-General Daw Khin Than Win from Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister attended the meeting with social media and focused on Myanmar tourism sector development.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and party attended the Myanmar Evening Event held at Myanmar Booth at Tourism Expo Japan 2018.
The event was crowded with many visitors as it contained entertainments of Myanmar traditional dances and Myanmar musical instruments, serving the guests Myanmar traditional foods and photo-taking event by wearing ethnic dresses.
With the aim of promoting Myanmar tourism, 13 companies from Myanmar demonstrated at the Tourism Expo
Japan 2018.
The biggest travel expo of Japan was coloured with booths from 1441 organizations from 136 countries.
During the expo, 414 people bought tour packages and 890 tour package sellers were seen.

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