Myanmar announces strategic roadmap for tourism recovery. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Union Minister HE U Ohn Maung made the announcement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, providing guidelines for the implementation of the scheme.
During the meeting, the Union Minister said that “tourism under the ‘new normal’ will gradually reopen in accordance with the ministry’s roadmap and in cooperation with relevant tourism organisations.”
Since April, Myanmar has been drafting a strategic recovery plan for Myanmar’s tourism industry in the post-Covid-19 period, which includes three phases.inside survival stage Taxes will be relaxed, license fees will be reduced, rental fees will be deferred and loans will be provided to hospitality and tourism businesses. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will organize more online training for tourism professionals and staff discussing tourism destinations and tourism market assessment.
in the second stage reopen It is short-term, planned for June, July and August. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be required for the health and safety of passengers and staff. Domestic tourism promotion will be the focus as local tourist destinations open in June. Pagodas, museums and parks will also reopen in accordance with national guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The focus of the third stage Restart It will be implemented within six months to a year, including the launch of a new marketing campaign and a long-term plan to reshape Myanmar’s tourism industry. The government plans to create a “travel bubble” through bilateral deals with Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam as the country reopens.
The government has announced the extension of the temporary entry restrictions for travelers from all countries until 15 June 2020. However, the Yangon International Airport terminal is still open to all domestic flights and special rescue flights.
“The Ministry of Tourism Marketing of Myanmar is planning to launch a domestic tourism campaign together with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and other tourism associations,” said Ms. May Myat Mon Win, Chairman of the Ministry of Tourism Marketing of Myanmar. “We need to start with domestic tourism and then expand to open to other countries. regional countries, and after the COVID-19 situation eases, followed by long-haul destinations.”
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