Government AffairsThe reason? For failing to renew licences within a six-month grace period.

Nixed licences: tour companies in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotel and Tourism has revoked the licences of 179 tour companies for filing to submit licence renewals within a six-month grace period
Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotel and Tourism has revoked the licences of 179 tour companies for filing to submit licence renewals within a six-month grace period Photo Credit: lkunl/Getty Images

The country has 2,508 travel and tour companies remaining after the revoked of licences, said U Myo Win Nyut, director of Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotel and Tourism has cancelled the licences of 179 tour companies for failing to submit licence renewals within a six-month grace period according to a senior ministry official on Tuesday (December 19).

The country has 2,508 travel and tour companies remaining after the revoked of licences, said U Myo Win Nyut, director of Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

Tour companies are subject to a twice-yearly licence renewal by the ministry, which can be completed through the ministry’s website. Licence fees cost K200,000 (US$146.34) per tour operator, with separate categories for inbound and outbound operators.

This year, the ministry is expected to welcome 3.5 million tourists. 

Between January and November, 3.1 million tourists entered the country through international gateways such as airports and cruise ships (1.2 million), while 1.9 million day visitors from China and Thailand entered the country through border areas.

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