Myanmar Tourism Articles & Analysis

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After years of delay, the Myanmar Tourism Law was enacted by the Parliament in September 2018. By-laws were being drafted late in the year and are expected to take effect 90 days after enactment. The law replaces the 1993 Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law, which has been the main legal and regulatory document guiding tourism over the past 25 years...

Although Myanmar has been faced with internal conflict, a new long-term economic agenda, alongside rising oil and gas prices and considerable growth in some manufacturing segments, are set to encourage increased foreign direct investment inflows into the country.

 

After Myanmar began the transition to democracy, international tourism was not the only segment that thrived. Following decades of restrictions on domestic movement, local people are now largely free to explore the country. This has allowed domestic tourists to travel to previously closed regions to visit family and to make pilgrimages to holy...

 

With an increase in national income and higher living standards, in what ways do you see domestic tourism shaping the future of the sector as a whole?

 

How would you assess the interest of foreign investors in preserving Yangon’s heritage buildings?

 

With the ultimate goal to increase tourism across Southeast Asia, Myanmar is exploring the “two countries, one destination” concept, which seeks to cross-promote tourism with both Cambodia and Thailand. Officials in Myanmar would like to emulate Thailand’s success in attracting foreign tourists – some 32m in 2016 – while Thailand’s operators...