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Myanmar International Tourism Expo 2018 aims to connect local and international tourism partners

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The Myanmar International Tourism Expo 2018 is set to be held on July 20th to 22nd with an aim to connect the Myanmar market with the international tourism industry. Eight countries looking to connect with local travelers, agencies and service providers will have exhibition booths including India, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. As well as regular travelers, those interested in travelling for medical tourism, education, pre-wedding trips and business will also find the expo useful and informative.

In his presentation at the press conference held at Chatrium Hotel on Wednesday, Mr Chinakit Viphavakit, general manager of event organizers ICVeX Co.

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Ltd., said that the expo would be a “platform between the local and international tourism industry as well as an opportunity to develop connections between Myanmar and the international tourism industry, especially in business.”

For the first two days, expo organisers are emphasizing opportunities for companies looking to connect with new international partners and make other business deals. All three days of the event will have games and entertainment including traditional dance performances from Thailand, Taiwan and Vietjet Airlines as well as special feature ‘Rose Quartz’, a girl band made up of members from Myanmar, Thailand and Korea.

There will also be special packages and discounts available to expo attendees.

“Myanmar International Tourism Expo 2018 will be the platform for the tourism industry in Myanmar to network and exchange experiences with many international parties. There will be the opportunity to find new destinations for Myanmar people, as we believe that travelling is a starting point of business, especially in the exporting industry. When we visit other countries and see the potential market, we can expand our business to overseas,” said U Thet Lwin Toh, Chairman of Union of the Myanmar Travel Association.

The three-day event will be held at Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon and entrance will be free of charge. Organizers are expecting up to 5,000 visitors daily.

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Marie is copy editor and writer at My Magical Myanmar since 2016. From Ireland but living in Myanmar for the past five years, she specializes in travel writing and hotel and restaurant reviews. Her writing and photography have been published in numerous local as well as major international publications including Al Jazeera and The Irish Times. Her passion lies with exploring unknown destinations and discovering diverse ethnic cuisines."""

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