THE Myanmar Tourism Federation organised the Myanmar International Travel Mart 2016 yesterday at the Sedona Hotel in Yangon as part of its efforts to boost the country’s tourism industry.
The two-day event is the first of its kind in the country, with the federation saying that the event was aimed at promoting the tourism industry.
According to the MTF’s chairman U Thet Lwin Toe, the event did not see any participation from foreign tourism companies. He pledged to invite them to the federation’s future events.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, some 3 million tourists visited the country in the period January-August. The ministry expects the number to reach close to 6 million in future.