Myanmar, Cambodia form pact to push Angkor-Bagan packages

The tourism ministries of Myanmar and Cambodia are drawing up a joint action plan to market packages that combine both destinations.

A campaign with the “two countries, one destination” slogan will be rolled out, incorporating a series of heritage-focused tourism packages that include Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

Further details on the Angkor-Bagan Tourism Cooperation are being finalised, and the partnership is scheduled to be sealed during ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018.

Edwin Briels, managing director of Khiri Myanmar, welcomes the idea as the company’s existing Thailand-Myanmar multi-destination tours have proved popular.

The news, coupled with the launch of Emirates’ new Dubai-Phnom Penh route, has prompted Exo Travel Cambodia to develop new tours to advantage of the campaign.

General manager Pierre-Andre Romano said: “Both countries are very culture-oriented so it makes sense to combine them for tourists seeking cultural tours.”

Exo Cambodia recently partnered with high-level lecturers in Cambodia for specialised tour operators and agents, and is currently in talks with its office in Myanmar for them to follow suit.

Source : TTG Asia