As countries around the world gradually ease
travel and living restrictions, Myanmar has unveiled details of a
three-stage 'Strategic Roadmap for Tourism Recovery'.
The first stage, the Survival phase, involves
license fees will be reduced, rental fees will be postponed and
loans will be provided for hotels and tourism businesses.
There will be more online training for tourism professionals and
staff, discussing travel destinations and tourism market
assessments organized by the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism.
Phase two of reopening will be short term and
will be implemented in June, July and August. Standard
operating procedures will be required for the health and
safety of travelers and staff. Promoting domestic travel will
be the focus as local travel destinations are opening in the month of
June. Pagodas, museums and parks will also reopen in
accordance with the national guidelines issued by the Ministry of
Health and Sports.
The third phase will be
implemented within six months to a year and includes launching new
marketing campaigns and a long-term plan of reinventing Myanmar
tourism. The government plans to create “travel bubbles” through
bilateral agreements with Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
when the country reopens.
The Myanmar government has extended the entry ban
on travelers from all countries until 15 June
Yangon International airport terminal remains
operational for domestic and special relief flights.
“Myanmar Tourism Marketing is planning to launch
a domestic tourism campaign together with the Ministry of Hotels &
Tourism and other travel associations,” said Ms.
May Myat Mon Win,
Myanmar Tourism Marketing Chairperson. “We need to start with
domestic tourism then will develop to open up to regional
countries and follow by the long haul destination after the
situation of the COVID19 eases.”
Myanmar welcomed 4,364,101 visitor arrivals in
2019, up from 3,551,428 in 2018. The statistics from 2019 can be
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