It is funny how we learn about the world. While doing a yearlong exchange program in Singapore I experienced so much. I learned about so many new countries and it was the jump off to so many adventures. But the most memorable experience here was learning about Burma.
Today focus has turned back to Burma, tourism is booming and even encouraging a visit from U.S president Obama!
All this attention back on Burma, or government preferred Myanmar has made me wonder about who is managing this boom, what is suitable about it and what should we be doing as global citizens or not.
To get a better idea of what can really be done to address Burma’s new open status I contacted Christoph Amthor, the co-founder of EcoBurma, an advocacy, policy and human rights group trying to address multiple issues in the country.
What are your views on tourism in Burma and what has changed since the country has opened up to increasing numbers of tourists?
See more at: http://www.travelculturemag.com/responsible-tourism-an-interview-with-christoph-amthor-of-ecoburma/#...