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8 Dec, 2016

Daw Nyunt Nyunt Than, Director, Tourism Promotion, Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar

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 of Birth: 23 June 1944

Religion: Buddhist

Marital Status: Married


B.A. Honours (Psychology), 1965 (Yangon Arts & Science University)

Diploma in Economic Planning, 1980 (Institute of Economic, Yangon)

Diploma in French, 1984 (Institute of Foreign Languages, Yangon)


1966-1976  Township Trade Manager, Syriam Township, Ministry of Trade

1976-1984  Branch Manager, International Trade Department, Ministry of Trade

1985-1987  Manager (Planning and Training),Planning Department, Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Services

1987-1988  Front Office Manager & Housekeeping Manager, Inya Lake Hotel / Strand Hotel, Myanmar Hotels & Tourism Services, Ministry of Trade

1988-1993 Planning Manager, Planning Department, Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Services

1993-1994 Admin Manager, Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Services

1994-1996  Assistant General Manager, Myanmar Travels & Tours, Myanmar Hotels & Tourism Services

1996-1997 Assistant General Manager, Minister’s Office, Ministry of Hotels & Tourism

1997-1998 Deputy Director, Tourism Promotion Department, Directorate of Hotels & Tourism

1998-2006 Director, Tourism Promotion Department

Retired in 2006

Present Occupation: Consultant/Executive General Manager, Royal Colourful Land Travels & Tours

Areas of Responsibilities in Ministry of Hotels & Tourism before retirement.

1. Matters on Tourism Promotion, Planning and Marketing

2. Attending meetings in ASEAN, GMS,BIMST-EC, Ganga-Mekong Business Cooperation

3. Encouraging Local Tour Operators to participate in International Tourism Fairs andTravel Shows

4. Inaugurating National Exhibitions for Tourism Promotion in foreign countries.

5. Organizing Seminars/Workshops/ForuminYangon in close collaboration with ESCAP,PATA&etc.

6. Drafting Presentation & Speech for higher Authorities

7. Writing Script for TV, Video and Radio broadcasts for Tourism Promotion

8. Publication of Myanmar Guide Books and Brochures

9. Implementation of Tourism Manpower Training Programme in Myanmar in collaboration with STB

Seminars/Workshops/Training/Meetings (Abroad)

1983 – Italy, 12th International Marketing & Export Promotion Course

1993 – Belgium, Tourism Marketing Planning Course

1996 – Bangkok, Exchange Forum of Tourism Marketing Professionals

1998 – Thailand, Eco-tourism Guide Trainers Workshop

2000 – Workshop on ASEAN Communications Team for Tourism (ACTT)

2000-May 2006 – Attended Meetings in ASEAN, GMS, Mekong Ganga and ASEAN

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings/Meetings in Myanmar

1987 – Hotel Middle Management Course

1997 – Seminar on AFTA Process Implications and Future Directions for Myanmar

1998 – Training Workshop for Enhancing New Members of ASEAN Participation in the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

1998 – International Symposium on Interaction for Progress Myanmar in ASEAN

1999 – 9th Meeting of the Working Group on the Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Sector

1999 – Inaugural Meeting of the ASEAN Task Force for Tourism Investment, Second Meeting of ACTT, Tenth Meeting of ASEAN NTOs

1999 : Regional Workshop on the ASEAN Investment Area Process for the ASEAN Senior Investment Officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Source: Daw Nyunt Nyunt Than