Myanmar observes World Tourism Day with responsibility and accountability

Moreover, the industry has been creating jobs for skilled and semi-skilled employees both in urban and rural areas.
In 2015, the number of globetrotters was found to have reached up to 1,184 million, increasingby 5 per cent compared to that of 2014. A forecast for 2020 is 1.4 billion and 1.8 billion for 2030. As per the expectation of the World Tourism Organization, 540 million tourists will visit the Asia-Pacific region in 2030, occupying 30 per cent of the world market, added the vice president.

Following the address of U Henry Van Thio, Mr Rory Nungouen, Laison Officer of ILO, read out the message sent by the UN Secretary-General and showed a video recorded by the General Secretary of the World Tourism Organization.

Union Ministers awarded prizes to winners in an essay contest, extemporaneous speaking, Myanmar’s Wonder Land photo contest and the best hotel and tourism agencies for best service.

The vice president and dignitaries visited the booth displaying the prize-winning photo.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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