Travel Association to Step Up Support for Small Tourism Businesses

The Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) will take initiative to urge the government to support the development of small and medium enterprises in the travel and tourism industry. “The travel and tour sector is included in the SME Law released in 2015. We will ask the government for rights and benefits in line with […]

Myanmar hotel prices ‘need to be more competitive’

TOURISM operators in Myanmar have been urged to focus on more competitive prices and reforming products At a seminar entitled “Myanmar Tourism Outlook 2016”, Thet Lwin Toh, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association and the boss of Myanmar Voyages International Tourism Co, said that hotel, airfare and package tour fees must be competitive. […]

UMTA Gripes Over Lack of Signposts

Foreign tourists visiting Myanmar, whose number has increased significantly the last few years, are experiencing inconveniences due to a lack of noticeable guiding signposts, according to the Union of Myanmar Tourism Association (UMTA). “Foreign tourists don’t have any problem travelling in the big cities and well-frequented places but if they go to the countryside, not […]

Travel Agents object to rules on new outbound tour licence

A plan to issue licences to tour companies to organise overseas trips has been criticised for being too restrictive, with more than 100 registered agents complaining against the new rules. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is inviting travel and tour companies to apply for outbound licences, which were introduced on February 1 after years […]

2014 Tourism Receipts Expected to Top $1 Billion

Myanmar’s tourism industry is expected to earn more than $1 billion this year, said U Thet Naign Toe, vice chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA). In 2012 and 2013, income from tourism receipts were $534 million and $926 million respectively, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism. Between […]

FDI in Hotel and Tourism Hits $700 million

Foreign hotels and travel enterprises have invested more than $700 million in Myanmar’s tourism sector, Dr Tin Shwe, deputy minister for hotels and tourism said during the annual meeting of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association in Yangon. This is a direct response to the booming Myanmar tourism industry, which according to the deputy minister has […]

Myanmar Trade and Business Association List

We get alot of questions about what are the various business and trade associations other than UMFCCI that a foreign investor should know about. Appended below is the list that we recommend: Myanmar Gems & Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association     29,Min Ye Kyaw Swar Rd.,Ward (8),LMDW 218451, 2300159   Association of Myanmar Architects [AMA]     Ward (9),HLG 519673~76 […]