Nay Pyi Taw makes move on international business events
Marissa Carruthers, Singapore, January 26, 2017
With many of Nay Pyi Taw’s hotels and conference centres standing almost empty, Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has launched a series of initiatives to try and breathe life into them.
Previous complaints about high rates and inconvenient connectivity have been tackled by slashing hotel prices, while talks are underway to add to the current direct flights from Bangkok and China, as well as four daily domestic connections.
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw
Kyaw Min Htin, joint secretary general of Myanmar Tourism Federation, said: “We are ready. Nay Pyi Daw is like a resort. We’ve got two conference centres, the fastest Internet in Myanmar, more than 60 hotels with 5,000 rooms, and great roads for transport. Also, all the ministries are based there.”
He further indicated that the ministry is also working towards adding more international flights in the near future to make the destination more accessible.
Daw Khin Than Win, deputy director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, added that with Bagan and Mandalay sitting three hours away and Inle five hours, the capital would also be promoted as an ideal destination for business leisure travellers.