Tourism conference draws delegates from around world

Union Minister U Htay Aung addresses opening ceremony of 3rd Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference.
Union Minister U Htay Aung addresses opening ceremony of 3rd Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference.

The 3rd Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference kicked off here on Tuesday, with more than 200 industry representatives from 15 countries in attendance.
The event at the Kempinski Hotel was co-organized by Sphere Conferences and the Myanmar Tourism Federation with the support of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Union Minister U Htay Aung delivered the opening address, saying tourist arrivals to Myanmar reached more than 3 million in 2014, increasing by 51 percent compared with the previous year.
He encouraged industry experts to share their ideas, and said infrastructural development would play a vital role in the development of the tourism sector.
The conference started with a session in which tourism specialists shared their perspectives on Myanmar’s dynamic hospitality market.
In the panel discussion, Curtis S. Chin, former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, shared his views on the economic sustainability of frontier markets such as Myanmar.
The conference will continue on 10 June and will cover the investment situation in Myanmar’s hospitality sector.

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