MoHT Union Minister attends 2nd Hybrid Seminar on Enhancing Understanding of Service Providers for Japanese Travellers, opening ceremony of World Tourism Conference 2022 online

The Ministry of Hotels and Tour­ism launched the second Hybrid Seminar on Enhancing the Un­derstanding of Service Providers for Japanese Travellers in Bagan yesterday. The seminar is part of the implementation of the Na­tional Activity Project-2022 by the ministry supported by the ASEAN-Japan Centre.


Speaking at the seminar, Un­ion Minister Dr Htay Aung said the tourism industry resumes as the country could control the COVID-19 disease significant­ly and the event is held for the service providers for Japanese travellers in collaboration with ASEAN-Japan Centre.


In 2019, about 20 million Jap­anese travellers visited foreign countries and of them, 5.6 million visited ASEAN countries and Myanmar hosted about 100,000 Japanese tourists. Therefore, they play a key role in Myan­mar’s market.


The Union minister also highlighted the intention of the seminar to provide better ser­vices to Japanese travellers via mutual relations between Myan­mar and Japan.


Then, Secretary-General Dr Kunihiko Hirabayashi of the ASEAN-Japan Centre delivered an opening speech and officials of the centre and experts from Japanese tourism agencies dis­cussed their respective subjects.


At noon, the Union minis­ter virtually joined the opening ceremony of the World Tourism Conference 2022 organized by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia.


Then, the ministers of Tour­ism and Investment of Saudi Ara­bia, the general secretary of the World Tourism Organization, ho­tel and tourism businesspersons, officials of airlines and experts and respective ministers of min­istries concerned of Saudi Arabia participated in discussions on different topics. — MNA