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8 Dec, 2016

U Myo Lwin, General Manager, Tourist Burma

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: December 1941, Pyawbwe, Mandalay


Rangoon Arts and Sciences University, Class of 1963, Studied Political science, English Literature, History

Tourism Planning Course in Munich by CDG 1981.

Religion: Buddhist


After working as Deputy Director in International Trade Department, joined the then Tourist Burma in April, 1981. Tourist Burma was an enterprise under the Hotels & Tourist Corporation under the Ministry of Trade. Under the centrally-planned economy, Tourist Burma was then the only Tour Operator and Travel agent in the country.

Although the tourist arrivals were few (45,000), Tourist Burma had to handle all the tourists, both FITS and Package tours. As General Manager, was responsible for managing Tourist Burma and its Branch Offices in Bagan, Mandalay and Taunggyi, Inlay. Followed in the footsteps of former Tourist Burma General Manager U Maung Maung.

Named Deputy Director General of Directorate of Hotels & Tourism in 1992.

Retired from service in 2004.

Presently: Program Director, Ratana Metta Organization.

Source: U Myo Lwin and Travel Impact Newswire archives.

One amongst many of the Myanmar travel industry veterans who sought to keep visitor arrivals flowing in the days of military dictatorship.