Myanmar govt to clamp down on unlicensed tour guides, tourism businesses

The government is planning to form monitoring teams to go after unlicensed tour guides and other tourism-related businesses as part of the effort to revive the tourism industry post COVID-19, Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, vice chair and Yangon Region’s minister of Hotel and Tourism, said.The monitoring teams will be placed under the supervision of the […]

Italians invest US$3.2million in Kawthoung hotel

An Italian company has been granted permission to develop a hotel project worth US$3.2million in Tanintharyi Region’s Kawthoung district, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). The move will be carried out under a joint venture – Myanmar Green Century – with a local company, DICA’s director U Kyaw Win Tun told […]

Groups and businesses gather in Loikaw for community tourism conference

Community-based tourism could become an alternative source of income for the communities in Kayah State and beyond, replacing developments which damage the environment. Aiming to bring together tourism businesses and community-based groups, the fourth National Conference on Communities and Tourism will be held in Loikaw, Kayah State from June 6 to June 8. The seminar […]

Myeik Tourism Expands to Two New Islands

To develop local tourism businesses 14 islands from the Myeik Archipelago have been proposed and two islands from the list have been confirmed as eligible to start tourism businesses, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, tourism businesses are operating on Thahtay Kyun, Sagaing Inwa island and Myanmar Andaman island of Myeik Archipelago, […]