BUSINESS – New ecotourism plan announced

Burma’s new ecotourism strategy was launched on Tuesday at the International Conference on Ecotourism in Protected areas, held in Naypyidaw. Vice President Nyan Tun said that the Burmese government recognised the area’s potential for growth, and was including tourism within its plans for a green economy. The EU-supported strategy includes expanding protected areas, investment in infrastructure and development of responsible business models. The three-day conference gives opportunity to share ideas on conservation and regulatory frameworks, said Nyan Tun, cited in state media.