The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Myanmar Hoteliers Association will start inspection of some selected hotels as part of a hotel services improvement strategy.
“It won’t be possible to judge all the hotels’ standard by this year. But we will try to upgrade some of them starting this month. We are going to inspect the hotels together with the ministry and two teams will be formed to do the work,” Tin Win, chairman of Yangon Hotel Zone, told MNA.
Tourist arrival in Myanmar has shot up in the recent years following the political and economic reforms, and so has the hotel room demand. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism data, there are over 800 licensed hotels and about 30,000 rooms in Myanmar, which could prove to be very scarce as the country expects a total tourist arrival of 2 million this year, and more than 3 million in the next.
Along with the dearth of hotel rooms, the standard of services also remains a major concern for the industry as Myanmar’s five-decades-long isolation left the hotel industry’s service standard in tatters.