Articles tagged “myanmar”

Coronavirus

Virtual Reality Gives Training Boost to Asia’s Displaced Hotel Workers During Crisis Downtime

With borders shut and hotels closed during the coronavirus pandemic, this could be the moment for remote training — and virtual reality’s role — in hospitality to shine and take off.

Virtual Reality Gives Training Boost to Asia’s Displaced Hotel Workers During Crisis Downtime

Tourism

Battered Asia Travel Sector Exits High Season to Regroup for Eventual Recovery

It’s likely to get worse before it gets better for the Asian tourism industry. But forward-thinking players will know to take advantage of the current downtime to meet the pent-up demand for travel once recovery comes — which may not be far off.

Battered Asia Travel Sector Exits High Season to Regroup for Eventual Recovery

Tourism

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism news, after decades of isolation, Myanmar finally opened up to tourists, only to scare them off as it perpetrated genocide against its Rohingya minority. Today, Myanmar has real potential to become a thriving destination again, but only if it can overcome its tendency to enflame ethnic tension. Plus, cruise lines are investing in new experiences on private islands.

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism

Does Myanmar Tourism Deserve Another Chance?

Rather than boycotting travel to Myanmar entirely, a more responsible form of tourism would be to avoid unethical establishments while supporting good practices on the ground.

Does Myanmar Tourism Deserve Another Chance?

Tourism

Myanmar Tourism Gets a Second Chance: Is It Ready for It?

Ethical tourism made Myanmar a lost tourism frontier in Southeast Asia. But people are forgetting the genocide, giving the destination another crack.

Myanmar Tourism Gets a Second Chance: Is It Ready for It?

Tourism

Myanmar Tourism Strained by Stigma of Genocide Charge

We've said it before, we'll say it again. Tourists are not apolitical. Politics and tourism do mix. Myanmar shouldn't be surprised at all that it is getting fewer tourists from Europe and no real increase in American visitors.

Myanmar Tourism Strained by Stigma of Genocide Charge

Tourism

Travel Association Forms Myanmar Chapter But Will the Government Benefit?

ASTA’s new Myanmar chapter and planned partnership with Myanmar tourism will give travel advisors new opportunities to learn about an emerging destination. However, it also raises ethical concerns about supporting a country that engages in ethnic cleansing.

Travel Association Forms Myanmar Chapter But Will the Government Benefit?

Tourism

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

It was mostly business as usual for Myanmar tourism at the Pacific Asia Travel Association's 2018 travel mart. With visitation to Myanmar declining from Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Myanmar is going after Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tourists. But so is almost everyone else.

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

Overtourism

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Words as a means to define problems and trigger solutions are important. The label overtourism crystalizes a problem and serves as a call to action. We'd agree that a lack of capacity management is a big part of the problem, but the latter characterization hardly spurs the urgency the issue requires.

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Tourism

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

More tourist arrivals from countries like China and Japan are likely helping Myanmar. But it sounds as though the country is a tougher sell these days to western travelers from Europe and elsewhere.

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis