Thai provinces on the Andaman Coast are keen to expand maritime tourism to Myanmar as part of regional efforts to draw more tourists to the two countries.
Tourism and Sports Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra held talks with Myanmar Minister for Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung in the resort island on Sunday to follow up a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation signed between the two countries in Nay Pyi Taw two weeks ago.
It calls for collaboration on maritime tourism between Phuket, Phangnga, Krabi, Trang and Ranong in Thailand and coastal areas in Myanmar, with the focus on Myiek, a coastal town in the Tanintharyi region. Full story at Bangkok Post.
Meanwhile, Kawthaung airport in Tanintharyi, Myanmar will be upgraded to accommodate international flights to boost tourism in the Myeik archipelago. Full story at Myanmar Times.