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 Tourism Promotion Seminar in Myanmar

 How to captivate Japanese quality tourists to Myanmar

Tourism & Exchange Division and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Myanmar jointly organized a tourism promotion seminar in Yangon to promote the outbound tourism from Japan to Myanmar in order to contribute to sustainable tourism development in Myanmar.

In this seminar, a tourism expert from Japan gave a presentation on the latest market and tendencies of Japanese high-end travelers, based on case studies and data, as well as success cases on other destinations which are popular among Japanese quality tourists.  40 people participated in the seminar, including governments, travel agents, land operators, local hoteliers, Japanese speaking tourist guides and media.  Myanmar tourism sector is keen to receive not only business travelers but also more tourists from Japan. 



Date: March 28, 2017
Venue: Novotel Yangon MAX
Participants: 40


【Seminar Contents】

■Presentation 1

Speaker : U Kyaw Min Htin, Myanmar Tourism Federation

・Potential of tourism in Myanmar
・Current recommendable sites for tourists in Myanmar
・Latest tourism strategy towards Japanese market 

■Presentation 2

Speaker : Mr. Takahiko Ohata, Chairman of the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan
・Latest Market Trend of Japanese high-end travelers  
・Importance of the development of tourism infrastructure in Myanmar
・Importance of a public-private partnership for tourism marketing

Open Forum

Moderator: Mr. Vathouniyom Douangmala, Director, Tourism and Exchange Division, ASEAN-Japan Centre
Panelists: Mr. Ye Tun Oo, Union of Myanmar Travel Association
                    Mr. Takahiko Ohata, Chairman, the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan
                    Mr. Zeyar Myo Aung, Director, Directorate of Hotels and Tourism
                    Mrs. Khin May Myint, Japan Tourism Promotion Committee


Seminar1              Seminar2