Thailand and Myanmar join hands to promote maritime tourism

Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thailand and Myanmar join handsIn a bid to attract more tourists, Thailand and Myanmar have joined hands to promote maritime tourism, Bernama News reported citing Thai News Agency (TNA).


According to TNA Myanmar focuses to promote tourism routes, connecting Myanmar’s Myiek and Thailand’s Ranong and Phuket .


Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sport Pongpanu Svetarundra held talks with Myanmar Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung at a hotel in the resort island of Phuket on Sunday to discuss the matter.


Ohn Maung said that Myanmar had proposed that Thailand consider expanding sea, land and air links between the two countries to promote tourism.


The meeting is to follow up on a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation signed between the two countries in Nay Pyi Taw two weeks ago.

Phuket governor, officials and private sectors in tourism – related businesses along the Andaman coastal provinces also attended the meeting.

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