Myanmar Recruiters Optimistic, Economy Thriving: Survey

Active and vigorous recruitment in Yangon is likely to provide many opportunities to job seekers, according to the MyJobs Employer’s Survey. Employers in Yangon report strong hiring intentions this year, reporting the most aggressive recruitment plans in the last three years. MyJobs, a leading recruitment company since 2012, questioned 84 employers, human resource professionals and […]

First Female Myanmar 5 Star Hotel GM: ‘If They Can Do It, Why Can’t We?’

In early 2014, May Myat Mon Win became the general manager of the Chatrium Hotel Royal in Yangon, making her Myanmar’s first female head of a five-star hotel. Humble and energetic, skilled and passionate, May Myat Mon Win spoke with The Irrawaddy about what it takes to make it in Myanmar’s booming hospitality sector and […]

Thailand firms discuss investing in Myanmar’s hotel industry

YANGON—More than 20 companies from Thailand have begun discussions regarding possible cooperation in a joint venture with Myanmar’s hotel services. The discussions occurred during a meeting between the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and Thai business people held at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on Saturday (March 22). During the meeting, about 100 Myanmar […]

President Thein Sein discusses tourism boom with hoteliers

BAGAN—President Thein Sein yesterday discussed matters related to Myanmar’s booming tourism industry with hoteliers in the Bagan Hotel Zone in Bagan Region, one of the country’s prime tourist destinations. “These three groups—government, the hoteliers association and the administration sector—need to cooperate with each other to help increase the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar. The […]

Tourism investment on the rise

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has granted permission to build at least 923 hotels in late 2013 and international community is eyeing to invest in Myanmar tourism industry according to the Ministry. Among those interested in are majority from Asian countries. Some European countries have also expressed interested in the business. Many are making contact […]

Myanmar retail rental rising

The rising price of rent for Yangon’s street-level shops is being driven by an influx of potential tenants, with some locations demanding six-fold increases from two years ago, store owners say. They said that rapidly rising rental costs are eating into their profits, but constant demand for prime locations is expected to keep commercial rents […]