At the invitation of the Cambodian Minister of Tourism, a representative team led by the Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung attended the Cambodia Travel Mart 2017, it is learnt.
The opening ceremony for the travel mart was held in Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Center on the morning of 17 November, where Cambodia Tourism minister Dr. Thong Khon delivered an opening speech. Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung and officials in attendance cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the event.
About 150 travel and tour companies from 16 countries exhibited in the travel mart, where four booths represented Myanmar. Myanmar was awarded an Exhibitor’s Award of Excellence for the Best Booth Decoration, it is learnt.
After the opening ceremony, a signing ceremony for Implementation of Action plan (2017-2020) for Myanmar and Cambodia cooperating in tourism work was held and Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and Cambodia Minister of Tourism signed the action plan.
The action plan includes programmes on increasing the market, Siem Reap-Bagan-Siem Reap direct flights by airlines, development of human resources, arranging friendship trips between the two countries and plans to cooperate in sharing bilateral information and experience.
In the afternoon, representative teams led by Union Minister and Cambodia Minister of Tourism discussed matters to be done for Bagan-Siem Reap direct flights.
In the evening, the Union Minister and the representative team was hosted to a dinner in front of Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, it is learnt.
Together with the Cambodia Travel Mart programme, a FAM (familiarization) Trip programme between Myanmar and Cambodia was held from 16 to 20 November in Siem Reap, Cambodia and includes officials from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar Tourism Federation and Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. During the trip, Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei Temple, temples, and other places of interest for tourism were studied and discussions on increasing
tourism in the two countries were held.