|EXO Myanmar’s Su Su Tin says unique incentive itineraries|
away from the usual temples are attracting corporate interest.
Su Su Tin, managing director of EXO Myanmar, noted interest in incentive travel is on the rise as destinations around the country open up and alternative activities away from the temples are developed.
She said: “We can create very original itineraries and Myanmar is a good destination for incentive travel, which more clients are realising.”
The top performing longhaul markets for incentive events are the UK, France and Germany, with Singapore and Vietnam shining regionally. “This (incentive travel sector) is a huge potential market and we need to promote this more,” Tin added.
Phyoe Wai Yar Zar, managing director of Diethelm Travel Myanmar, added: “New products are being created in new areas, which, combined with the diverse landscapes, cultures and foods across Myanmar, make it an increasingly attractive destination for incentive travel.”
While there are several conference centres in the capital of Naypyitaw, the more vibrant Yangon is currently home to only two – Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC) and Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall – which are unsuitable for international exhibitions due to lack of facilities and space.
However, this looks set to change with the government announcing plans to demolish MCC and replace it with a modern centre that meets international standards by 2019.
Meanwhile, the 9,600m2 Yangon Conference Centre is slated to open in September at Inya Lake Hotel as the city’s first flexible and modern event space. It will be capable of hosting large-scale conferences, exhibitions and banquets.
Read full article at TTGmice: http://www.ttgmice.com/2018/05/17/myanmar-goes-for-a-bigger-slice-of-se-asias-mice-pie/
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