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Myanmar tourism - The moral dilemma

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  • Does tourism promotion have any role in resolving complex religious, political, socio-economic challenges such as currently being experienced by the Rohingya people and the Myanmar authorities?
 
  • Can tourism provide solutions for the long term settlement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees crossing over the border of Myanmar into Bangladesh? 
 
  • I believe not. Also in regard to media coverage, I believe that all travel media (as opposed to mass media) promotes tourism which provides a sustainable, trickle down stream of revenue to the people, particularly the poor. 
 
  • Does the travel media community want to restrict their support of this revenue source?
 
  • My answer is NO, I want to support and enhance it. Of course I am concerned that many have been displaced and I hope the situation will improve soon. I equally believe that by not supporting tourism and the revenue it provides, is not the answer. 
 






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