By Nick Baker | Friday, 22 April 2016
Khin Myat can’t contain her excitement.
The aspiring travel writer seems to have limitless ambition when listing the countries she hopes to visit.
“I want to go everywhere,” she recently told The Myanmar Times.
There’s only one problem – as a Myanmar citizen, Ma Khin Myat holds one of the most restricting passports on the planet.
Manila - ASEAN’s tourism industry needs to become a conduit for conflict prevention and replace antagonistic terminology such as “war on terrorism” with a more pacifist slogan, “Peace Through Tourism,” according to the President of the 10-country grouping’s umbrella travel federation.
In a statement at the ASEAN Tourism Forum, held in Manila between Jan 18-22, Ms Aileen Clemente, President of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) also called for ASEAN tourism ministers to focus equally on the broader objectives of ASEAN’s Socio-Cultural and Political-Security Blueprints, as much as the Economic Blueprint.
ASEANTA conveys heartfelt condolences to all Germanwings's flight 4U9525 passengers & loved ones.
On behalf of the Management Committee, Board Members, and staff of ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA), we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those involved in the Germanwings's Flight 4U9525 incident.
No words can ease the immeasurable pain of the loved ones of those affected by this tragedy. It always hurts the travel business not for its business, but for the more important goal that we set - fostering peace and understanding of cultures and people through tourism.
Once again, our sincere thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you.
ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA)