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Entrance fees should be charged on Kyats: tourism businesses

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Entrance fees to tourist destinations should be charged on Kyats instead of U.S. dollar because that in turn can make Kyat value stronger, tourism businesses suggested at the workshop on tourism by-law drafting held on January 9.         

While some destinations in Myanmar collect entrance fee on Kyats, others charged the fees on dollar.
        

Suggesting on entrance fee, a local tourism business owner said “It (the entrance fee) should be charged in terms of Kyat. Or, charging on dollar is sometimes difficult for us to calculate due to currency fluctuation.

Since, we sell the tour in advance, we will need to have fixed entrance fees in Myanmar Kyat which will prevent impact from dollar fluctuation.”         

U Aye Kyaw, vice president of Myanmar Tourism Association, also seconded the idea of charging the entrance fee in Kyats at the workshop on January 9.
        

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, union parliament, enacted Myanmar Tourism Law on September 17, 2018.

     

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive."

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