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Thursday, April 21, 2016

New tours including bike tour to be implemented in Inle region

 Biking east from Kalau to Inle Lake (Nyaungshe town) – 60km

Yangon April 21

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is planning to extend new tours in Inle region including bicycle tour.

Currently, the bicycle tour can be carried out around Inle Lake and from Aye TharYar to Inle Lake, said U Phyo Wei Yar Zar, chairman of Myanmar Tourism Federation.

Although bike tour is not popular in Myanmar, it is very popular in the world and, some westerners and intrepid travellers like such kind of tour very much.

Bicycle touring is self-contained cycling trips for pleasure, adventure and autonomy rather than sport, commuting or exercise.

“Travellers can look scenic views along the bicycle lane. This tour can be made everywhere if there is ground. Such kinds of vacationers are not fussy eaters. It is easy to organize the bike tour as travellers do bike tours as a sport,” he added.

With the aim of developing region-based tourism industry, the government will build new lanes in Pa-O self-administered zone and Thantaung in Kayin State in addition to the bicycle tour in Inle region.

Travel industry is a key driving force for the development of Myanmar economy and in 2015 alone 4.7 million visitors to Myanmar spent about US$-2.1 billion, according the data of the Asia Development Bank.

The Myawady Daily

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