Directorate of Hotels and Tourism speeds the issuance of hotels and guesthouse licences with faster process than last years. In June, 17 hotel and guesthouse licences have been granted, per source of the Directorate. Thus, licence issuing process is rapid and also tour guide licence, transportation licence and regional tour licence process is improving. ” We submit applications twice per month and issue three to five licences per week. Because of insufficient information of some applications, we cannot issue licence in time,” said U Myo Win Nyunt, Director of Direc¬torate of Hotels and Tourism (Licence Division). Besides, hotel licence and tourist licence issu¬ing process is done by “one stop service” at the branch offices of the towns.Up to the end of this March, over 140 tourist licences were cancelled due to the violations the rules and regulations.
Most licences for hotels and guest houses are issued inYangon and Mandaly where hotels and guest houses are packed; in cultural heritage zones hotel constructions are allowed by respective regional authorities.Up to the end of July 2015, the Directorate has granted for the whole country 1,203 hotels and guesthouses with 47,141 rooms.
Source : The Traveller Vol 3, No.6 From July20 To 26, 2015