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Protest against tourism in Burma at World Travel Market Exhibition

awyame | 17.11.2007 23:31 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Social Struggles | London

Protest against tourism in Burma at World Travel Market Exhibition, ExCel London, November 14th. Burmese call for boycott of travel companies involved in tourism with Burma.

The World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition (12th – 15th November at ExCel London)
with participants from the global travel trade industry held a World Responsible Tourism Day on November 14th. The Burmese Democratic Movement Association ( organised a protest against tourism in Burma that is a major source of finance for the repressive regime. They called for a boycott of travel companies at the exhibition that were involved in tourism in Burma, such as Orient Express. Burma spends 40% of GDP on the army, in a war on its own people. Many of the facilities used by tourists have been built with forced labour.

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