Tourists to be digitally tracked in Mandalay Thingyan

Tourists participating in Thingyan Festival.  Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing house)
Tourists participating in Thingyan Festival.  Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing house)

International tourists spending time in Mandalay during the Thingyan Festival will be recorded digitally said Assistant-Director U San Yu of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (Upper Myanmar Sub department-Mandalay).
Using digital technology can effectively record the number of foreign tourists so that the tourism sector can be developed consistently.
The Sub department will also distribute key chains to tourists in areas they often visit to take record of their numbers manually.
“If we can know the exact number of tourists that come in then we can build the necessary buildings and facilities for them and also effectively plan promotions for them,” said U San Yu.
The data will be collected and categorized based on their country, age, and gender orientation. “We have to make sure our traditional ways are not lost as we modernize
the tourism industry,” said U San Yu.
“In countries with successful tourism sectors, they’ve managed to keep their traditions so it attracts tourists who want to see this preserved culture,” he said.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing house)

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