Thai, Myanmar private sectors plan to open new tourism routes Yangon-Kaw Thaung-Ranong


RANONG, Nov 11 – Thai and Myanmar private sectors joined hands to study the possibility of opening new tourism routes, connecting Thailand’s Ranong province and neighbouring Myanmar’s Kaw Thaung and Yangon.

Ranong Tourism Association president Nit Auitekkeng said air transportation will be the focus, as Myanmar Airways currently provides 80-seat flights from Yangon to Kaw Thaung. Details are being discussed with the airline to organise package tours for travellers.

Tourism business in Ranong and Myanmar’s hotel and tourism private sector are to open tourism market in Myanmar, and to attract Myanmar tourists to Thailand, particularly via Ranong province.

Tourism atmosphere for the south of Myanmar itself is now bustling after the Myanmar government gave concessions to foreign investors to invest in over 100 of its islands.