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Burma was a long while ago, the old Indians had called Burma "Byama". Myanmar's oldest term came out in the Bagan area, especially in the Taungoo Ni name. Burma " was first called "Burma" in the fifteenth centuries by Portuguese who came to commerce. During the British colonial period, the English used "Burma" for the Burmese people.
Myanmar is an ethnic group among the ethnic groups. Myanmar includes the Kachin, Kayar, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon, Rakhine and Shan breeds. She called Myanmar, which refers to all types of breeds living together in unison in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Naypyidaw Second National Conference on Communities and Tourism
Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSF) Myanmar, the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) jointly organised a second community and tourism event in Naypyidaw on 13 and 14 June. The Second National Conferences on Municipalities and Tourism. Naypyidaw was the venue for the first Community and Tourism Summit in December 2015.
More than 150 attendees visited the second meeting. Among them were local tourism ventures and new tourism initiative, travel agents, foreign professionals and several elected representatives from areas where municipalities had shown interest in tourism. It was organized to encourage people to learn from Myanmar's already operational successes, to encourage the emergence of new tourism related product for the local economy and to establish connections between them and their destination market.
In addition, the main issues facing the project should be highlighted, encompassing regulation barriers, skill shortages and marketers. This will be one of the many podium debates throughout the entire event. Dr. Nicole Haeusler, consultant to GIZ and the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute, said that terms such as Community Based Tourism (CBT) tend to include community based tourism activities such as trips and board.
However, the CIT, on which the Myanmar authorities adopted a political stance in 2013 with the help of HSF, could be seen as both a CBT and a collective manufacturing articles for the tourism sector value added chains, such as foodstuffs, hotels andouvenirs. However, regardless of which concept was used, whether CIT or CBT, the most important determinant of sustained results was real fellowship involvement and enterprise rather than a top-down view.
Like at the December 2015 meeting, the attendees were asked about determinants that influence the outcome of municipal tourism projects. The most important element by far considered necessary for the succes of a municipal tourism programme was "community organisation and managerial support" (39% compared to 21% in 2015), followed by "market-driven tourism products development" (17% compared to 14%).
Concerning the causes of failures, the most important was a "top-down approaches of the developing and/or privatesector partners, not taking into account the needs and ideals of the community" (24% compared to 17%), followed by "lack of mobilization and participation of the community" and "an instable policy situation".
The results show that the municipalities - or some of their members - must take an interest in the tourism goods they place on the markets and be actively involved in their ownership. Six municipal tourism ventures presented at the first meeting in December 2015 (Myaing, Indawgyi, Pa-O Region, Kayah State, Upper Ayeyarwady Delfinprojekt and Thandaunggyi) talked about their successes in recent years, some of which even received prestigious internationally recognized prizes.
Although they had all seen an increase in the number of people visiting, as well as Myanmar tourism, and a certain increase in the revenue of the tourism industry, they all found themselves facing a challenge in terms of commercialising the products. Further shared challanges were persistent barriers to entry and accommodation for non-nationals, the availability of locally generated earnings, a shortage of qualified labour and a general absence of locally based information about what non-national tourism wants and behaves.
Each project underlined the importance of fostering ecological consciousness, protection and development of self-esteem and respect for our cultural heritage, as well as the importance of providing information of particular interest to international tourists for the tourism experiences of the municipality. Emphasis was placed on the importance of the expanding tourism industry in Asia as well as the importance of native people. Mr. Achim Munz, country representative of Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Myanmar, presented the work of HSF and invited the attendees to participate active in discussion.
He emphasised the importance of CBT in his welcome and concluding speeches. Attendees were also optimistic about Myanmar's capacity for community-based tourism in many tourist resorts in Myanmar. Among the new travel attractions and product highlights debated at the meeting were the Myeik Islands, Danu region hiking in Shan State, Ngayokekaung, Gwa, Yangon region touring, Tamarind Lake Village at Sale and Bagan.
Also on the agenda were up-to-date information on how to market and use technologies to support fellowship tourism, network activities and Facebook pages set up since the last event to help organisations exchange experiences and capabilities. In addition, a number of handicraft items and memorabilia were presented through podium discussions and stands.
Among them were handicrafts from HlaDay and Pomelo manufacturers, Three Flame Swing, the Turquoise Mountain Jewellery Project, collectible collectibles from the Pa-O Fellowship, JK designing collectibles, Inle Lake near Bonn, Inle Lake near Bonn, Third Story Project and Chu Chu's recycling of plastics. Our sincere thanks go to the lecturers for exchanging their know-how, the organisations who presented their product, our business associates and all those who contributed to the successful outcome of the conference!
There was also a great deal of interest from the press. Myanmar Times devoted an essay to Community Based Tourism: You can download the English version of the proceedings below: