Ministry to amend Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is preparing to make amendments to the Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law of 1993 to effectuate tourism development in harmony with each township in various regions and states.

The Hotels and Tourism ministry is exerting efforts in providing necessary tourism facilities by issuing licenses for hotels and guesthouses, travel and tour agencies and tour guides after appropriate scrutiny. A total of 1,391 licences for hotels and guesthouses, 1,742 licenses for tourist transport businesses, 2,714 licenses for tour companies, 40,046 tour guide licences and 2,867 local tour guide licences were already issued as of end of October.

Additionally, continued efforts are being made to implement eco-tourism destinations in forest reserves to attract international travelers. The ministry is trying to meet the needs of the growing numbers of tourists expected to visit Myanmar in the coming years. To expand the tourism industry in Myanmar, the ministry is exploring new markets and inviting international hotel chains.

Myanmar is rich in natural scenery across the nation, plus cultural heritage and ancient monuments.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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