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  • Sustainable/ethical tourism (international)

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: Tourism Concern
    Description/subject: "The UK's leading resource for ethical and sustainable tourism"....Search Results in TC For "burma": Burma: Not Black and White - Burma: Not Black and White... Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on tourism to Burma - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on tourism to Burma... What others say on tourism to Burma.... - What others say on tourism to Burma.... News - To go or not to go? Burma update... News - New petition demands Lonely Planet withdraws Burma guidebook... Burma - Burma... News - Burma and Lonely Planet: A personal look back... Displacement of People - Displacement of People... Sign our Burma Lonely Planet guidebook petition - Sign our Burma Lonely Planet guidebook petition... Burma and Tourism: Facts and Figures - Burma and Tourism: Facts and Figures... Add your Voice to Calls for Burma Tourism Boycott - Add your Voice to Calls for Burma Tourism Boycott... Campaign with us - Campaign with us... Tsunami of Tourism - Tsunami of Tourism... Campaigns - Campaigns... Displacement - Displacement... Working conditions - Working conditions... Past Campaigns - Past Campaigns... FAQs for Tourists - FAQs for Tourists... News - Burmese refugees trapped by tourism.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Tourism Concern
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Tourism Concern's Ethical Tourism links
    Description/subject: About 30 links to groups/networks working on ethical tourism
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Tourism Concern
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/resources/useful-links.html
    Date of entry/update: 03 March 2012


    Title: Tourism Concern's Related Organisations links
    Description/subject: Headings: UK development organisations and resources...TEN (Third World European Network)...Indigenous peoples
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Tourism Concern
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/resources/useful-links.html
    Date of entry/update: 03 March 2012


  • Sustainable/ethical/responsible tourism (Burma/Myanmar)

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: Lonely Planet: Myanmar
    Date of publication: 07 September 2009
    Description/subject: # When to go # Sights # Money & Costs # Getting there & around # History ..."Travelling to Myanmar presents an ethical decision - Should you go? Check the warning below or go to our responsible travel section..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Lonely Planet
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/myanmar-burma/travel-tips-and-articles/76954
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: "Responsible Tourism Policy" für Myanmar
    Description/subject: "Am 27. September 2012 fanden in Nay Pyi Taw, der Hauptstadt Myanmars, unter dem Titel „Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development“ erstmals offizielle Feierlichkeiten zum jährlichen Welttourismustag der Vereinten Nationen statt. Die Veranstaltung eröffnete der Vizepräsident der Republik der Union Myanmar, Dr. Sai Mauk Kham. Neben Kabinettsministern und ranghohen Beamten waren auch Vertreter ausländischer Botschaften und Nichtregierungsorganisationen anwesend. Der Welttourismustag der Vereinten Nationen macht aufmerksam auf das Potential von Tourismus und die Auswirkungen auf politische, soziale und kulturelle sowie wirtschaftliche Werte. Für Myanmar, das über 50 Jahre von der internationalen Gemeinschaft isoliert war und zu einem der ärmsten Länder der Erde zählt, ist der Tourismus eine der wichtigsten Einnahmequellen. Wirtschaftlicher Fortschritt und die Verbesserung der Lebensbedingungen für mehr als 54 Millionen Burmesen sind auch eine Voraussetzung für die Demokratisierung..."
    Language: Deutsch, German
    Source/publisher: Hanns Seidel Foundation
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 26 November 2012


    Title: EcoBurma
    Description/subject: "EcoBurma is a non-profit project run by the Czech non-governmental organization Burma Center Prague that seeks to promote responsible travel to Burma through innovate awareness-raising and capacity-building."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: EcoBurma
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 01 September 2012


    Title: EcoBurma - travel to Burma / Myanmar
    Description/subject: "Description: EcoBurma is a non-profit project established in 2011 by the Czech NGO Burma Center Prague. It seeks to promote responsible travel to Burma through awareness-raising and capacity-building. It also provides a platform for discussion and data collection... Encouraged by the NLD’s recent declaration in support of responsible tourism to Burma, we have developed the project based on our experience with awareness-raising about traveling to Burma... Our Approach: * Empower People: We want locals in Burma to have the capacity to identify issues related to tourism and the strength to defend their rights. * Contribute Stories: We want to change the way people travel to Burma by raising their awareness. We won’t achieve this through classroom lessons, but through stories from travelers and locals. * Own Your Choices: We want you to make an informed decision about your trip to Burma, in every detail. The choice is yours.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: EcoBurma
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www.burma-center.org/en/traveling-to-burma/
    Date of entry/update: 11 March 2012


    Title: Responsible Tourism
    Description/subject: "...VFB recognizes that the political situation in Burma is very complex and nuanced, and that there is no simple solution. Many Burma campaign groups feel that economic sanctions and a tourist boycott are the solution and on this point we disagree. However like all Burma campaign groups, our ultimate goal is to help the people of Burma achieve freedom, democracy and basic human rights, and it is our belief that these things can only take hold in an environment of cooperation and communication, embracing different viewpoints. We welcome and encourage debate on the issue of tourism in Burma and hope to use this space as an open forum where all voices can be heard..."
    Source/publisher: Voices for Burma
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 16 February 2010


    Title: Tourism Transparency
    Description/subject: "Tourism Transparency is a non-government organization (NGO) that promotes political awareness amongst tourists to Burma. We raise awareness about the economic, social, environmental and political impacts of tourism. Our aim is to ensure tourists are not naive when they visit Burma. Burma’s government has a keen interest in promoting tourism and is looking for support from the international tourism industry. Tourism is becoming increasingly important for them to counter international condemnation of its violation of human rights. Tourism Transparency campaigns for an open and accountable tourism industry. Based on our extensive knowledge about tourism and our long involvement as political activists for Burma, we will present our research findings to you. We want to increase the positive impacts of tourism to boost the economy of Burma, a country that ranks as one of the poorest nations in the world. In order to minimize the negative impacts of tourism we raise awareness on the consequences of a-political tourists who turn a blind eye to issues of human rights. Tourism Transparency does not judge tourists if they decide to travel to Burma – we are happy to see aware and responsible travelers visiting the country and spending their money wisely! But we urge tourists to respect Aung San Suu Kyi and visit the country in a way that helps the Burmese people on the ground..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Tourism Transparency
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 09 September 2011


    Individual Documents

    Title: MCRB Consults on Draft Tourism Sector-Wide Impact Assessment
    Date of publication: 30 September 2014
    Description/subject: MCRB held a consultation on the draft tourism sector-wide impact assessment in Yangon on: Monday 25 August – for business stakeholders, in English... Tuesday 26 August – for international NGO/government/advisory stakeholders, in English... Wednesday 27 August – for local civil society organisations, in Myanmar... Documents for discussion included the following:
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 02 October 2014


    Title: Responsible Tourism in Myanmar: Current Situation and Challenges
    Date of publication: 10 December 2012
    Description/subject: "...There is an urgent need for a critical debate on mass tourism in Myanmar, particularly the viability and frailty of the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy that is soon to be framed by the Myanmar Tourism Master Plan. ‘One of the most fascinating aspects of travel in Myanmar is the opportunity to experience a corner of Asia that, in many ways, has changed little since British colonial times,’ says the Lonely Planet. It remains to be seen how this place of authenticity will be reshaped by mass tourism as a force of globalisation in the near future, and how the state of Myanmar will responsibly respond to the challenges brought about by mass tourism..."
    Author/creator: Ko Ko Thet
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Burma Center Prague.
    Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.ecoburma.com
    Date of entry/update: 10 December 2012


    Title: Myanmar tourism after the boycott
    Date of publication: 23 November 2012
    Description/subject: "The touristification of Myanmar has begun. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism declared tourism the country’s ‘national priority sector’ in its Responsible Tourism Policy (RTP), released in September. In the same month, the Ministry had signed the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam Tourism Cooperation (CLMV), which aims to welcome 25 million visitors in the region, with four million ‘exchange visitors’ in each country, over the period 2013-2015. Myanmar’s tourism infrastructure was already strained by half a million tourists in the first half of 2012, compared to almost 400,000 in 2011. Myanmar’s membership of CLMV is not only un-legislated and un-democratic but it also ignores ‘value over volume’ advice by the UNWTO. As the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party is widely expected to be voted out in the 2015 elections, the CLMV is seen as the former generals’ unscrupulous attempt to make hay while the sun shines..."
    Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 25 November 2012


    Title: Dos and Don'ts for Tourists - How you can visit Myanmar Responsibly
    Date of publication: November 2012
    Description/subject: 30 cautionary cartoons, useful words and phone numbers
    Language: English,
    Source/publisher: Tourism Transparency, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 09 November 2012


    Title: ADB, Norway to Help Myanmar Manage Tourist Boom
    Date of publication: 11 October 2012
    Description/subject: MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Norway will help Myanmar cope with an exploding tourism sector with a $225,000 grant designed to generate a sustainable tourism master plan. “Myanmar is undergoing a period of dramatic change, and the skyrocketing number of tourists visiting the country is already putting existing tourism infrastructure under enormous strain,” said Putu Kamayana, Head of ADB’s Extended Mission in Myanmar. “To ensure benefits of the burgeoning tourism industry are sustainable and extend to more of Myanmar’s people, the country needs a comprehensive plan that respects culture and the environment.”
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 26 November 2012


    Title: Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy (English and Burmese)
    Date of publication: 27 September 2012
    Description/subject: Contents: Minister's Introduction... Background... Responsible Tourism... Statement of Commitment... Our Vision... Our Aims... Action Points... Map of Myanmar... Stakeholder Involvement... Monitoring, Reporting and Revision
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar Touriam Federation, Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany)
    Format/size: pdf (English: 1.8MB-OBL version; 5.16MB-original. Burmese-3.4MB)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/Myanmar_Responsible_Tourism_Policy-bu-red.pdf
    http://www.tourismtransparency.org/sites/default/files/Myanmar%20Responsible%20Tourism%20Policy%202...
    Date of entry/update: 25 November 2012


    Title: The Draft Responsible Tourism Policy for Myanmar formulated successfully
    Date of publication: June 2012
    Description/subject: "From the 22nd of May to the 5th of June in workshops all over Myanmar and in a Concluding Conference more than 350 participants from public and private tourism sector expressed that tourism should be developed in a responsible and sustainable way. Local communities, local authorities and local initiatives should be integrated as much as possible. Additionally it was articulated to raise awareness campaigns about the (negative) impacts of tourism, especially focusing on child sex tourism and human trafficking. The Deputy-Minister for Hotels and Tourism, H.E. U Htay Aung, opening the concluding conference said in Nay Pyi Taw on 5th June: “The Ministry has repeatedly stated its commitment to uphold the principles of Responsible Tourism. We are fully aware that the success of tourism can be judged by the net benefit to the country and its people.” The aim he said: “ is a simple one – to encourage every travel company, operator, hotel and destination to take real action and show consumers that they not only care about the sustainability of the tourism industry in Myanmar but also the communities that are so often negatively affected by mass tourism. Responsible Tourism can be used to get competitive advantage..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Hanns Seidel Foundation
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 26 November 2012


    Title: Nay Pyi Taw Responsible Tourism Statement Taking Responsibility for Tourism – A working week on responsible tourism planning in Myanmar
    Description/subject: "This statement is the outcome of the Taking Responsibility for Tourism – A working week on responsible tourism planning in Myanmar. Prepared by Professor Harold Goodwin, Nicole Haeusler, Achim Munz and the public and private sector of the Myanmar tourism industry."
    Author/creator: Professor Harold Goodwin, Nicole Haeusler, Achim Munz
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: http://mekongtourism.org
    Format/size: pdf (81K)
    Date of entry/update: 26 November 2012