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Environment is Top Concern for Sustainable Tourism in Ngapali

Twenty years ago Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal in Rakhine State a short drive from Thandwe, was an unspoilt gem in the crown of Myanmar’s natural treasures.
Twenty years ago Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal in Rakhine State a short drive from Thandwe, was an unspoilt gem in the crown of Myanmar’s natural treasures.

Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), co-hosted the first ever multistakeholder workshop on responsible tourism in Ngapali from 11-13 May 2016.

The workshop was attended by around 90 local and national stakeholders and international beach tourism experts. Download the Workshop report in English and in Burmese.

Parliamentarians from Rakhine State Parliament, local government officials from General Administration Department, Thandwe and Ngapali City Development Committees, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Tourist Police, hotel owners and managers, tour guides and tourism professionals, restaurant and shop owners, fishermen and local villagers were all present, as were civil society organisations.

Download the full press release to learn about the main conclusions of the workshop:

Press Release (English)
Document PDF, 252.48 KB, 351 downloads, May 20, 2016
Press Release (Burmese)
Document PDF, 420.34 KB, 262 downloads, May 20, 2016

Dr Julia Jeyacheya had previously co-authored, with Dr Mark Hampton, the article Coastal Tourism and Local Impact at Ngapali Beach: Initial Findings | Burmese Translation


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