Mizzima Business Weekly - - TRAVEL STORY -

It is pos­si­ble. In 2012 we wel­comed a mil­lion tourists, in 2013 two mil­lion, and this year we will re­ceive three mil­lion tourists, just as we tar­geted. We are try­ing our best to pro­vide qual­ity ser­vice. So I think we can be ready in time.

U Tin Tun Aung, Sec­re­tary, Union of Myan­mar Travel As­so­ci­a­tion (UMTA)

We are ready. Ev­ery­thing is un­der con­trol and we can fin­ish our prepa­ra­tions in time. I am con­fi­dent we can fill the gaps in in­fra­struc­ture, li­mou­sine ser­vices, air­lines and other ser­vices. We are get­ting more cars, there are more pri­vate air­lines now, and we are train­ing ser­vice per­son­nel. It shows we are ready. Pre­vi­ously most ser­vice per­son­nel pre­ferred to work in Dubai in the UAE. The grow­ing num­ber of ho­tels means there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties to work in Myan­mar. So the an­nounce­ment made by the Deputy Min­is­ter about the Visit Myan­mar Year were re­al­is­tic.

U Khin Maung Yin, Vice Chair­man, Myan­mar Tourism Foun­da­tion (MTF)

Myan­mar has am­ple time to pre­pare. From the mar­ket­ing per­spec­tive there is enough time to pro­mote the Visit Myan­mar Year 2016. The sup­ply side also has to pre­pare. The num­ber of ho­tel rooms needs to in­crease. We need ca­pac­ity build­ing of ser­vice per­son­nel. Even at Im­mi­gra­tion and at the air­ports ser­vice needs to be up­graded through train­ing and se­lec­tion.To be ready for the Visit Myan­mar Year 2016, we need bal­anced de­vel­op­ment in all tourism re­lated ar­eas. U Naung Naung Han, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor,

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