Young Buddhists in Myanmar

Helping Burma through Tourism

Zegrahm Contributor|September 3, 2009|Blog Post

Zegrahm began offering our Burma & Laos trip about ten years ago, with the belief that we could do more to help the people of Burma by traveling to their country than by not going at all. We have always hoped that if we could get to Aung San Suu Kyi's ear, that she would reach the same conclusion. Someone has gotten to her ear and we can now be even more proud of our positive, progressive legacy in Burma.

Many of our travelers have been inspired by their experiences in Burma and have generously contributed to orphanages and schools that we have visited as well as directly to villages in one-on-one situations. Using owner-run accommodations and trusted guides and friends in Burma, we have made every effort to put our tourism dollars into the hands of Burma’s people. Our groups come out of Burma with a much clearer understanding of the nature of this military junta and what is really going on behind the scenes, as well as a deeper appreciation of this beautiful country and it’s gracious people. Now with Aung San Suu Kyi's clear blessing, we can be even more proud of Eco-Expeditions’ legacy of truly caring for the people of Burma through the very act of traveling there. The following article is very encouraging news indeed.

Burma opposition leader Suu Kyi: 'Tourism might help'

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