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7 Dec, 2016

Daw Kyi Kyi Aye, Senior Tourism Advisor, Myanmar Tourism Federation

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.


Date and Place of Birth: September 26, 1948, Mandalay, Myanmar

Ethnic/Religion: Bamar, Shan, Mon, Rakhine/Buddhist

Marital Status: Married with 2 Daughters


Master of Arts in Political Studies (1974), School of Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1972-1974)

Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Political Science, Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India (1969-1972)

Faculty of Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (1967-1968)

Diploma in Education, Institute of Education, Yangon, Myanmar (1981-1982)

Diploma in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Institute of Foreign Languages, Yangon, Myanmar (1985)

Language Skills

Myanmar and English: Excellent written and spoken

French and Italian: Basic


Participatory Tourism Value Chain Analysis in Bagan (ILO-2016)

Development and Management of Cultural Tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Bangkok, Thailand -2001)

Tourism Development and Management Training (Singapore-2000)

Sustainable Coastal Tourism Management in Asia (Singapore- 2000)


Senior Assistant Teacher- Kachin State, Putao (1979-1985); Myitkyina (1985-1995)

Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (1995-2008)

Retired as Director (2008)

Attended ASEAN Activities and meetings since 1997 in various capacities as Staff Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director.

2011 till present: Senior Tourism Advisor, Myanmar Tourism Federation

Projects and activities

National Project Coordinator – Entrepreneurship and MSME Support in Tourism (2014-2017)

Senior Tourism Advisor – Human Resource Development and Capacity Building (2012-2017) National Consultant

– Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy (2014-2015)

– Human Resource Development and Capacity Building / (2014)

– Community Involvement in Tourism (2013)

– Dos and Donts in Myanmar (2012)

– Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2014-2020 (2013-2014)

– Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy (2011-2012)

Consultant/Expert approved by Cabinet (2009-2010)

Conference Papers

Tourism Development in Myanmar

Community Involvement in Tourism Policy

Human Resource Development in Myanmar

Child Protection in Tourism

Women in Tourism

Tourism and Peace

Recent ASEAN Plus & ASEAN Plus Activities:

Technical Visit to Vietnam (Sapa Province) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) on Community Based Tourism in ASEAN for MOHT and MTF Decision-makers

Awareness raising Workshops in Myanmar on ASEAN Standards

AJC Technical Workshop on Community-based Tourism in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in Japan

Numerous ASEAN Tourism Meetings and ASEAN Coordinating Meetings on Services since Myanmar became a member of ASEAN in 1997

Special Lectures/Talks in Myanmar at Tour guide trainings, Undergraduates, Tourist Police, Industry entrepreneurs

ASEAN Economic Community and Myanmar

Opportunities and Challenges in Human Resource Development in Myanmar

Cultural Tourism in Myanmar

Creative Tourism in Myanmar

Outcomes of Value Chain Assessments in Myanmar

Child Protection and Orphanage Tourism in Myanmar

Child Wise Tourism in Myanmar

Responsible Tourism in Myanmar

Ecotourism in Myanmar

Experience Sharing on Global Tourism

The Role of UNWTO and Myanmar

Tourism Development in Myanmar


International Advisory Group for Accessible Myanmar (IAG)

Source: Daw Kyi Kyi Aye