Myanmar govt to issue safety certificates to hotels, tourist spot

To aid the recovery from COVID-19, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will issue safety certificates to hotels, restaurants and tourist destinations in Myanmar to show they are trustworthy and meet international standards, Minister U Ohn Maung told an online meeting on October 19. Rehabilitating the country’s tourism industry after COVID-19 requires that Myanmar reassure […]

Hotels, restaurants in Myanmar suffer as pandemic lingers

About 60 percent of hotels in the country have reopened but business remains sluggish as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers and restrictions continue on the entry of foreigners until the end of the month. The same is true for restaurants, which have all reopened since May. Their earnings have dropped as much as 50 percent from […]

Nearly 70 per cent of hotels in Mandalay set to reopen

Nearly 70 per cent out of over 400 hotels in Mandalay region will reopen upon completion of the inspection process, according to the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism Department in Mandalay region. To be able to reopen the hotels recognized by the department in the Mandalay region, authorities are inspecting the hotels whether they follow […]

Hotels to Slash Wages in Myanmar’s Capital Because of COVID-19 Closures

Naypyitaw — Almost all hotels in Naypyitaw’s hotel zone have had to suspend operations due to COVID-19 since March and many are preparing to slash salaries this month. Thirty-six hotels in the hotel zone were operating with a steady income before the first cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar. They have between 100 and 300 employees, […]

METRO Wholesale Myanmar plans to open showroom in Mandalay

METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the first-ever foreign wholesale company, is planning to open the saleroom in Mandalay, said Mr. Jens Michel, CEO of METRO Wholesale Myanmar. The showroom was open in Yangon on September 30. METRO Myanmar aims at becoming a market leader in the domestic market that can help promote cooperation and sustainable development in […]

Invitation for Tenders – Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials, Deadline : 14th August, 2019

REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF HOTELS AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM PROMOTION Invitation for Tenders In conformity to the Tenders Guidelines of Myanmar government, Directorate of Hotels and Tourism under the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism would like to invite proposals for “Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials such as Destination brochures, […]

Concerns may emerge when Bagan hotels, businesses are forced to move

On July 6, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Bagan as a World Heritage Site, marking Myanmar’s second entry to the list after World Heritage Status was granted to the ancient Pyu cities of Sri Ksetra, Halin and Beikthano in 2014. The ancient city has more than 3500 surviving stupas, temples, […]

YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region’s North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 18 Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that “action would be […]

Minor Hotels introduces Avani and Oaks brands to Yangon, Myanmar

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of more than 520 hotels in 53 countries, will debut its Avani and Oaks brands in Yangon, Myanmar, with the development of two hotels as part of a management agreement with Kajima Yankin, a wholly-capitalized subsidiary of Kajima Overseas Asia. Construction work has […]

Two tourism zones to be set up in Mandalay

Bids will be accepted for a project to set up two tourism zones in Mandalay Region to serve foreign visitors, said U Myat Thu, chair of the Tourism Development Committee. Kuthodaw Pagoda and Mandalay Hill will be designated as historical sites, and Inwa ancient city in Tada-U township will be designated an architectural attraction. Acceptance […]