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Panel discussion on “What is Responsible Tourism?”

Panel discussion on “What is Responsible Tourism?”

A panel discussion of “Responsible Tourism” was conducted as the second session of “Goyangyi Research Findings Analysis and Discussion” event.

The panel discussion was moderated by AD’s strategic communications advisor U Maw Htun Aung and panelists were U Myint Htwe, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Hotel and Tourism; U Than Aung, Ngaputaw Pyithu Hluttaw MP; Daw Sabei Aung, Managing Director of Nature Dream Travels and Tours; U Nyunt Win Naing, President of Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute; U Aung Min Naing, Project Manager of Myaing CBT (Actionaid Myanmar); U Saw Bo Tha, President of Thandaunggyi CBT Committee; and, Nant Cho Pyone, a representative of community. Saya Hla Aye from Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) participated as a respondent.

In the discussion, panelists’ opinions on “Responsible tourism” and “Community-based Tourism”, the direction of CBT in the responsible tourism, panelists’ experiences and current work associated with responsible tourism and CBT, and their future plans were mainly discussed. The panel discussion was ended with questions and answers from the floor.