ASIA DMC Showcases The Authentic Cultures of Myanmar

HANOI, VIETNAM – Award-winning destination management company, ASIA DMC, is aiming to showcase even more of Myanmar to curious travellers, using its pioneering “Spirit of Travel” philosophy to deliver culturally authentic, sustainable and original experiences all across this alluring country.

Since Myanmar opened up to international travel at the start of this decade, the country has welcomed an ever-increasing number of visitors, reaching an estimated 5.57 million arrivals in 2017¹.

But tourism has still only scratched the surface in Myanmar; the country’s visitor numbers are just a fraction of those achieved by other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, and away from popular destinations like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, Myanmar still has plenty of diverse destinations that are just waiting to be explored.

Myanmar’s southern coastline for example, including the Mergui Archipelago with its breath-taking sandy beaches and secluded bays, are on the verge of opening up to international visitors, with a series of new resorts being planned for this pristine destination.

Myanmar Moken Island beach

For example, Wa Ale Eco Lodge is scheduled to soft-open in April 2018, featuring just 11 Luxury Tented Beach Villas and nine Treetop Villas on pristine Wa Ale Island. And Memories Group is creating Awei Pila, a stunning 26-room luxury beachfront eco-resort, which is planning to welcome its first guests in October 2018.

Unique, original and environmentally-conscious, these exquisite boutique resorts are perfectly in tune with ASIA DMC’s Spirit of Travel philosophy.

Whether guests are seeking a blissful beach retreat, an up-country adventure, a cultural sojourn, or even a memorable destination for their next event, ASIA DMC offers a wealth of opportunities for guests to uncover the “real” Myanmar.

For example, visitors can journey to Kalaw in remote Shan State and join an eco-friendly yoga retreat. This enchanting experience enables guests to discover their spiritual side and soak up the rural surroundings with a range of activities such as yoga and meditation sessions, visits to traditional villages, trekking through rice fields and interactions with local people.

Guests can also discover Myanmar’s many ethnic groups with a selection of experiences designed to benefit local communities, including the distinctive Kayan and Chin tribes. Alternatively, visitors who want to discover Myanmar’s mesmerising marine environment can board a 130-foot luxury yacht for a blissful cruise around the country’s idyllic southern islands.

“While tourism in Myanmar has come a long way in a short space of time, the country is still wonderfully undiscovered and unspoiled, with many spectacular destinations still just waiting to be explored,” commented Gerben Bloemendaal, Managing Director of ASIA DMC Myanmar. “There is so much potential in the country and it is pleasing to see that investors remain confident, with a series of exciting new hotels, resorts and tourism facilities being developed across the country.

“Through our unique Spirit of Travel philosophy, ASIA DMC will continue to provide guests with a wide range of authentic experiences and cultural discoveries in Myanmar, showcasing the very best that this captivating country has to offer,” Gerben added.

With international visitor arrivals to Myanmar expected to increase threefold over the next decade, reaching 16.66 million by 2027², the country’s tourism landscape is likely to change significantly. This will present both opportunities and challenges to Myanmar, but ASIA DMC will always aim to bring the Spirit of Travel to every destination, spreading the benefits of tourism to communities in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner.

For more information about ASIA DMC’s activities and experiences in Myanmar, please visit Destination - Myanmar.


¹ & ² - WTTC's Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2017 report - Myanmar  

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