Posted: Fri 1 Jun, 2012 6:18 PM
The World Economic Forum on East Asia, held on May 30 – June 1 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, came to a successful conclusion today with over 600 world leaders and heads of state in attendance.
PATA CEO Martin Craigs participated in the forum and took the opportunity to drive PATA initiatives as well as connect and network with PATA friends, old and new.
In the said event, the PATA CEO was able to connect with key stakeholders of Myanmar tourism, particularly with Vice Minister of Hotel and Tourism of Myanmar, U Htay Aung. PATA has been working with the Myanmar Tourism Ministry since the trip to Bagan, Myanmar last November 26-29, 2011 for the 28th Greater Mekong Sub-region Tourism Working Group Meeting and Myanmar Tourism Symposium, wherein both parties have agreed in principle to establish a task force to support human resource and capacity building in Myanmar.
A definite highlight in the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 was the first trip abroad and public speech of The Lady, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who spoke eloquently about the importance of travel and tourism as a fast track job creating mechanism. She answered questions from PATA Associate Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Director of greenearth.travel, and Managing Director of beyond tourism, and Martin Craigs.
The PATA CEO was also pleased to present a bouquet on behalf of PATA members to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to commemorate this significant moment in next generation tourism.
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