10 July 2020
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a video conference on Friday to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on hotels and tourism sector. The State Counsellor discussed about the new normal condition and how its impact caused the global tourism industry, especially to that sector of the country.
She also urged to seek ways to tackle the issue in short and long term plans by the Government and private sector. Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung discussed that it needs to take time to make arrangements for providing COVID-19 preventive materials at the tour destination sites.
He also explained the needs to make systematic plans for tourists and visitors to avoid crowding at the tour sites.
Vice Chairperson of Myanmar Tourism Federation Daw May Myat Mon Win discussed that tourism industry has a promising demand in the future after some extent of time, and stressed to expose new destinations to attract more visitors and provide them with new experience.
General Secretary of Myanmar Hoteliers Association U Min Kyaw Oo discussed that there are 2091 hotels that applied license at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism across the country. The industry provides employment opportunity to about 150,000 people.
He also discussed the impacts of COVID-19 and challenges, as well as exposing more eco-tourism sites for new normal condition in line with the instructions of the Ministry.
The State Counsellor said the country has many challenges and urged all the entrepreneurs to implement the tasks for the people that can provide their welfare and security.
She stressed that the government will provide the needs that they can fulfill after making consideration. She urged all people including the entrepreneurs and workers to cooperate with the efforts of the Government.
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