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TAT to penetrate Myanmar to promote border economy

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and related agencies have organized a seminar to prepare business operators in Tak and nearby provinces in the northwestern region for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Ms. Sujitra Jongchansitto, TAT Executive Director for the Northern Region, said that the seminar is joinly organized by the TAT, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand and the Tak Chamber of Commerce.

She explained that the seminar discussed the overall situation about the AEC and opportunities that come with it. It also talked about possible directions to penetrate tourism market in Myanmar after Thailand holds the general election sometime next year.

Ms. Sujitra later talked about a road trip exploring the business, investment and tourism related opportunities in Myanmar. She said the trip, scheduled for February 25 – 28, will take the participants to Myanmar’s Mawlamyine, Kyaikhteeyoe, and Yangon.

The organizers are encouraging tourists to stay in Mae Sot District, Tak, before crossing the border to Myanmar. They boasted Tak’s numerous tourist attractions and the new road linking Mae Sot to Myanmar’s Myawaddy, Kokarek and Yangon, which has complemented tourism, trade and investment.




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