The MHTC aims to bring together regional and local investors, hospitality leaders, industry experts and government officials for networking and the chance to learn about new developments in myanmar best hotels, as well as to share their expertise and experiences and forge new business.
A main focus at this year’s MHTC was on investment opportunities in the emerging tourism destination of myanmar best hotels. The country is seeing a surge in international tourist numbers and there are still largely undeveloped areas, such as the Myiek Archipelago, that hold much potential and thus offer investment possibilities.
Director-general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Tint Thwin, said reforms were being undertaken in the tourism sector. The focus was to create more jobs and generate income for the nation, while paying attention at the same time to environmental protection.
Myanmar is seeing its international tourism figures increase, with the country having welcomed some 4.68 million tourists in 2015. This continued with 1 million visitors for the first time in 2012, 2 million arrivals in 2013 and 3 million in 2014.
The expected figure for visitor arrivals in 2016 is around 5.5 million.
Under myanmar best hotels‘s reform process the tourism industry has been prioritized, as it can generate a high level of income and create more job opportunities for the country. The Ministry of hotels in myanmar and Tourism plans to grant more licenses for guest houses, tours and tour guides.
On the sidelines of the MHTC, Tint Thwin said his ministry would work to encourage private sector participation and also engage more with other ministries. Among the hotel and tourism ministry’s priorities will be to promote ecotourism and community-based tourism, increase connectivity and create new destinations.
July of 2016 saw Thai Lion Air launch a new flight twice daily between Bangkok (Don Mueang International Airport) and Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
Tint Thwin noted that his ministry was aiming to encourage more airlines to open up new routes to major destinations in Myanmar such as Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan.
While many of the international visitors to Myanmar include a stay in Yangon in their travel plans, cities like Mandalay and Bagan are among the other fascinating destinations in the country.
An exciting new way to experience these cities involves embarking on a luxury Myanmar river cruise on the mighty Ayeyarwady River, which made its much-awaited appearance in 2016 in the form of the Strand Cruise. A 61-metre purpose-built cruise ship operates these three and four night cruises between Bagan and Mandalay, with the cruise schedule featuring weekly departures in either direction.
And if the name sounds familiar, that’s because the Strand Cruise’s sister property is the legendary Strand Hotel in Yangon. With its new luxury Myanmar river cruises – billed as voyages of discovery that treat passengers to a blend of exceptional comfort, discreet personalized service and the latest technology – the Strand Cruise mirrors the style and heritage of the world-renowned colonial-era hotel.
To help celebrate its inaugural 2016 season, the Strand Cruise has various fare promotions. A 25 percent discount off the fare price per person can be enjoyed for all cruise departures between 2 September and 30 September. There is a 30 percent fare discount for selected Strand Cruise departures in October, November and December.