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7 Dec, 2016

U Htay Aung, Minister 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.

U htay Aung

Date of Birth: 12 June 1951, Yangon, Myanmar

Marital Status: Married with one son


Master Degree in Tourism Administration (George Washington University, U.S.A in 1991)

Registered Lawyer and Higher Grade Pleader

Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, February, 2016)


Joined the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in 1989 and worked his way up through various positions, mainly in promotions and marketing.

Represented Myanmar over the years at all the meetings of the ASEAN national tourism organisations after Myanmar became an ASEAN member in 1997.

Appointed Deputy Minister in 2011 and Union Minister for the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism from 2012 to March 2016

Now running a private consultancy company.

Source: U Htay Aung, Travel Impact Newswire archives.