Tourists visit Bogyoke Market in Yangon. (Photo: Shin Moe Myint/The Myanmar Times)

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar is planning more promotional activities to attract visitors from Macau and Hong Kong, while implementing digital marketing to develop the country’s hotels and tourism sector, reported the Myanmar News Agency.

The intention was discussed at a recent meeting in Nay Pyi Taw between Myanmar Minister of Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung and Chairman of the Hong Kong Macau Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lin Khin Wan.

The discussion looked into such matters as arranging training courses to increase the number of ICT experts at the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, providing suggestions and technical assistance on the establishment of tourism web portals, and arranging study tours by Hong Kong travel agencies to Myanmar.

Myanmar has granted visa-on-arrival to travellers from China, including those from its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, starting from October 1, 2018.

According to the Hotel and Tourism Ministry, Myanmar attracted about 3.2 million foreign tourists between January and November last year, up 2 percent from 2017. Of the number, 38 percent were Chinese.-VNA