If they want to open a traditional handicraft shop at the hotel, the hotels and tourism Ministry will help the hotel, U Htay Aung, Hotel and Tourism Minister says. “Hotel owners can contact us at any time if they want to open a souvenir stores in Myanmar handicraft at the hotel. We will help them to open sales council craft ” he said.
Many foreign tourists are interested in Myanmar’s arts and crafts. As part of the Community – Myanmar Traditional Craft Tourism Development Program, lacquer products will be promoted, in order to gain a broader market. “We arrange to have a traditional handicrafts counter in hotels. They already exist in some hotels in Naypyitaw,” U Htay Aung says.
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Traditional handmade products made from counters showing sales lacquer, rattan products and Bagan village were held at Kempinski and Thingaha Hotel at Naypyitaw with the help from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). “By having handmade counters in hotels, visitors can learn about traditional handicrafts, some visitors can visit places where they are taken out of crafts and bought.” said U Kyaw Min Hlaing, executive member of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association.