Union Minister emphasizes importance of statistics in tourism industry

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung yesterday said the statistics are vital to promote and implement the plans in tourism industry as the meeting aims to get accurate data required to identify actual incomes in this industry.

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Union Minister U Ohn Maung addresses the meeting to get accurate data required to identify actual incomes of tourism industry. Photo: MNA

The event was held at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon and was attended by Yangon Region’s Kayin Ethnic Affairs Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, the Director-General of Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, and representatives from travel agencies.
On 21 September afternoon, the Union Minister looked into services for the guests at Myanmar Hotel International.
He later visited Wyndhm Grand Yangon Hotel to attend the Myanmar FAM 2019 Farewell Dinner, where he said that in addition to major tourist destinations such as Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inlay, Myanmar has new tourist sites such as Kengtung, Myeik Archipelago, Mogok, Chin, Kayah, Rakhine, Kachin and Kayin.
Myanmar is now promoting community-based tourism to help local people get income from this industry, while Myanmar has reduced visa restrictions on some foreign travelers to attract more tourists.
The Union Minister also suggested to inform international tourists that Myanmar is a safe place to visit.
Then, the responsible persons from Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board and the tourists in FAM Trip presented their journey and shared their experiences.
The package of FAM Trip involved a total of 61 media persons and bloggers from the tourism industries of the United States, Europe, Asia and ASEAN countries. They visited Bagan, Yangon, Inlay and Mandalay.—MNA

(Translated by Aung Khin)

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