Up to the end of May, 2015 issued hotel and guesthouse licenses were 1186 and at the end of July within two months increased new 30 hotels and guesthouses with 900 rooms, totaling 1216, according to the records of Hotels and Tourism Administration Department. So also tourist guide licenses and regional tourist guide licenses rose than previous year; 266 licenses issued from June to July.
“We issue license as fast as possible; license can be applied at respective branch offices. It takes no time to get license if necessary documents are completed; delay due to incomplete applications,” said a responsible person of the Department.
Hotel licenses are granted mostly in Yangon and Mandalay. Most of the foreign investments are in Mandalay Region.
There will not be any problem of insufficient room in coming season, said a responsible person from Mandalay Hotel Zone.
Up to July there are 1763 tourism business licenses for nationals, 37 joint venture companies and one foreign company, it is learnt.
Source : Traveller (From Aug 31 to Sept 6 ) Vol 3, No 12