Myanmar is undergoing numerous changes in all fronts since its recent democratic elections. Its economy is opening up, including welcoming foreign visitors, not only to Bagan,Yangon and Mandalay, but to many other unique and unspoiled regions of the country. Myanmar citizens hold high hopes for their country under the new government and leadership of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Part of the work of the new Myanmar Government has been related to Tourism. The International Trade Center is undergoing a project named NTF III Myanmar – Inclusive Tourism Focussing on Kayah State and UNWTO is collaborating by assessing the Tourism Statistics System at the National level and at Kayah State level. For this assessment UNWTO has relied on Dr. Espinosa as UNWTO expert on Tourism Statistics,
As part of the project there was a UNWTO mission to Myanmar including two workshops led by Dr. Espinosa in Nay Pyi Taw and in Loikaw to raise the awareness on the relevance of measuring tourism under international standards. The contribution of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and Ministry of Commerce has been critical for the success of the project and mission and in2destination team would like to extend its deep gratitude.