Jul 11, 2016

Thai minister sees tourism potential for Kachin

A Thai government minister has urged the country’s tourism and hospitality industry to take advantage of investment opportunities in Myanmar, including in Kachin State and the islands of the Andaman Sea.

“Personally, I see a lot of potential in Myanmar, especially in Kachin State, where it snows,” Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Post on February 6.

Ms Kobkarn said her ministry planned to take a group of travel industry representatives to Myanmar this month for talks with her counterpart and businesspeople in the country’s travel industry.

The delegation was due to survey potential attractions in around Myeik, said the report, which did not say when or where Ms Kobkarn was speaking.

Source: Fronitier Myanmar