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 […]

Licensed tour guides team up against interlopers

Three tour guide groups from Mandalay, Bagan and Shan State will cooperate to conduct surprise checks of unlicensed tour guides. They will team up with the tourism police and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism every Friday to inspect tourist attractions, said U Win Zaw Oo, chair of the Tour Guide Association of Mandalay. “We […]

Home-stay tourism expected to take off when law approved

The home-stay programme in the countryside will become a reality once the new tourism law which is being discussed in a Pyithu Hluttaw committee is approved. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has been trying to amend the Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Law enacted in 1993. According to the law, the ministry only issues four […]

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 […]