The Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) has announced two new travel destinations in Myanmar in a bid to boost tourist income.
The new destinations, Let Khok Kone beach and Danote pagoda in Yangon region, will provide local and foreign tourists with beach holidays or the tranquility of a Buddhist pagoda at low cost, UMTA executive committee member U Kyaw Min Hlaing said.
“These destinations are really good for the local and foreign tourists who want to enjoy the beach. The cost will be low and daytrips can be arranged,” he said.
The association made assessment trips at the new destinations last month and will negotiate on details of the itineraries.
Although the cost for the trip has not been determined, it will not be higher than K20,000 per person, UMTA officials said.
The association has also recently launched trips to A Kout hill and three UNESCO-listed ancient cities including Sri Kestra built during the Pyu Kingdom era.
“A day trip with the cost of no more than K20,000 is good. But it will be better if the accommodation and food prices at those destinations are maintained at a reasonable level,” Ko Min Soe, a resident of Kyaut Myaung township in Yangon, said.