With reference to recent happenings at Northern Rakhine areas, the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism would like to advise the member travel agencies and tourism companies how best to answer in case they are questioned by their overseas travel agents and clients. We would appreciate if you could review this message and kindly advise and guide us on the most suitable approach.
The Ministry of Hotels & Tourism joins the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Anti-terrorism Central Committee, the United Nations and the many foreign governments in condemning the attacks on police posts in Rathedaung Township close to the Bangladesh border last Friday. It happened in an area that has always been closed for tourism.
Recommended communication from the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism regarding attacks near Bangladesh border .
Myanmar continues to be a very safe country for foreign tourists and currently, continuous arrival of tourists through international airports, seaports and border gates, we do urge travelers to stay always within the permitted areas as indicated on the website of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism http://tourism.gov.mm/en_US/information/permitted-area/ .
All tourist sites including sunny Ngapali beach and the ancient temple ruins of Mrauk U continue to be safe to travel. The weather all over Myanmar is excellent so don’t wait for the high season but visit now.
Follow the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism for regular updates about tourism in Myanmar at www.facebook.com/moht.mm .
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism