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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