Tour OperatorsEdwin Briels exits the nine-year partnership as joint venture partner, a decision he said was catalysed by Covid-19.

Covid forces restructure at Khiri Travel Myanmar

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Khiri Travel in Myanmar will now adjust internally while continuing to provide a full range of DMC services across the country.
Khiri Travel in Myanmar will now adjust internally while continuing to provide a full range of DMC services across the country.

Khiri Travel Myanmar has announced a restructure after its joint venture partner in Myanmar, Edwin Briels, has stepped back from the partnership established in 2011.

For the past nine years, Khiri Travel Myanmar has been a joint venture between Briels, Aung Min Thein and Khiri Travel. Khiri Travel in Myanmar will now adjust internally while continuing to provide B2B travel services to clients as before in the country.

Khiri Travel CEO Herman Hoven said that the DMC would ensure that any bookings tour operators and clients have with Khiri will be fulfilled, or postponed due to Covid-19 without cost penalty, should this be needed.

“Khiri Travel Myanmar is very much open, ready and looking forward to once again delivering signature Myanmar experiences to travellers when international travel returns,” said Hoven.

He added: “We wish Edwin all the best. We will continue to work with him on occasional projects. We thank him for a terrific nine years and wish him every success in his new ventures.”

Briels said that Covid-19 was the catalyst for the decision. “I want to continue telling unique stories of Myanmar and creating experiences with niche products such as Lalay Lodge, biking adventures and others,” he said.

Prior to the pandemic, Khiri Travel Myanmar had more than 30 staff and handled over 3000 visitors in 2019.

Hoven said that any queries should be sent to him or [email protected]

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