September 2017

Visiting Myanmar now is “the right thing to do” to support poverty reduction, bringing peace and sustaining development all over Myanmar for everybody from any race or religion

Myanmar Tourism Marketing notices that some travelers start to wonder if it’s “the right thing” to visit a country that is published in a negative way in the news. Myanmar Tourism Marketing would like to urge tourists worldwide to come and visit the country now as it is the right thing to do to support ALL people living in Myanmar from ALL ethnicities.

Tourism does contribute significantly in poverty reduction (World Tourism Organization) and according to the World Bank “poverty has declined between 2009-2010 and 2015” World Bank – Myanmar country overview. The World Bank assessment, however, signals that poverty remains substantial. According to the Asia Development Bank and UNDP over 13 million people (or 25% of the population) in Myanmar live below the national poverty line UNDP Myanmar country information and ADB Myanmar country information

We call on people worldwide to support ALL people of any race, religion or ethnicity in a
peaceful way and come and visit Myanmar now as this will help reducing the poverty all around the country and help to build a peaceful and stable society in Myanmar.

Postponing or cancelling trips to Myanmar will hurt the people more.

Just like countries as Canada and Denmark are actively supporting people in Myanmar
irrespective of ethnic, political and religious background, Myanmar Tourism Marketing calls for tourist to continue to support Myanmar tourism.

Myanmar stretches over more than 2000 kilometers from north to south and has astonishing nature, culture and adventure to offer for tourists. It’s also one of the most welcoming and friendly countries in the world and very, very safe to visit as long as you stay within the green areas. The green areas in the map provided by the UK Foreign Office are safe to travel and will easily keep you busy for even up to 6 weeks!
Myanmar Tourism Marketing does hope that people follow the travel advices given by the Myanmar government as well as foreign governments on where to visit safely in Myanmar and get to know the real country and its people for yourself.

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About Myanmar Tourism Marketing
Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM) aims to promote Myanmar as a sustainable tourism destination that can be visited the whole year round. It is part of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and is mainly privately funded by key members of the tourism industry in Myanmar. The MTM team is happy to assist press and media to publish more about tourism in Myanmar. Visit www.myanmar.travel, www.tourismmyanmar.org and follow us on www.facebook.com/myanmartm

For editors & journalists
Editors can request interviews directly from Myanmar Tourism Marketing office.

Media queries and questions regarding this Press Release or future media trips or TV and film opportunities in Myanmar can be addressed to:

Htet Htet Lin – PR Officer
Myanmar Tourism Marketing
No. 204, Bo Myat Tun Road (Middle Block) Pazundaung Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +959 977204456, 58, 59, 60
Mobile: +95 9 966 961079
E-mail: pr.officer@tourismmyanmar.org
Website: www.tourismmyanmar.org and www.myanmar.travel
Facebook: www.facebook.com/myanmartm/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/visit.myanmar/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MyanmarTM

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