A joint seminar on hospitality management and development is taking place in Yangon today, October 22; a cooperative effort between the Myanmar Hotelier Association (MHA) and Thai industry figures.
MHA joint secretary U Nay Zaw Aung told the Myanmar Times: “Many international brands have already entered into the Myanmar hotel industry, so we will compete with them and prepare to develop technical expertise and knowledge to an international standard.
“That’s why hotel management experts with over 30 years of experience will share at this seminar, in order to benefit local entrepreneurs.”
A similar seminar was held in Mandalay last June, with around 250 hotel delegates in attendance.
Myanmar’s tourism industry is likened to that of Thailand 30 years ago, said Dhammaras B Kasem, chair and CEO of Unique Luxury Hotels of Asia.
This was a unique opportunity to learn from Thailand’s experience, he added.