Myanmar is all set to welcome accessible tourism

Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017

indexA UK financed tourism proposal which endorses accessible tourism has recently been partnered with the government to attract action plan for the ASEAN-Japan Centre and explained that the country is all prepared to embrace barrier-free travel.


Myanmar Accessible Tourism Center or MATC, an organisation that endorses barrier-free travel, explained that the nation is opened for travel now by travelers in wheelchair along with senior travelers.


Of late, the center organized a tour programme in the major destinations of Myanmar in partnership with a French wheelchair blogger, I Wheel Travel. MATC originated from a private sector tourism initiative “Accessible Myanmar” which is aided by the UK-funded Business Innovation Facility (BIF). The BIF is a five-year (2014-19) DFID-financed market systems development programme that targets to develop the lives of the poor in Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria.


Ko Lu Mon, founder of MATC, explained that the press trip was aimed to authenticate the accessible tour programme and examine the accessibility level of destinations, hotels and transportations from the view point of an experienced wheelchair tourist.


“In Yangon portion of the trip, we were able to utilise the service of tourist guide who was trained for disability inclusion training by MATC,” Su Myat Sandi Oo, co-founder of MATC, remarked.


The blogger visited Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Ngwe Saung Beach over 10 days.


“Hoteliers will become more aware to the needs of person with disabilities,” Su Myat Sandi Oo went on.


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