We have extended our deadline until the 30th of September 2017


30 August 2017

We are very pleased about all the great submissions we have received so far!

We have extended our deadline until the 30th of September to give you more time to show us how you contribute to sustainable tourism in Myanmar.

We are looking forward to more interesting submissions, especially in the field of Destination Management, Community Tourism, Training and Communication.

We are thrilled to announce Swisscontact as our first sponsor of the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards 2017.


28 July 2017

We are delighted to announce that Swisscontact will be a Gold Sponsor of the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards 2017.


Swisscontact began its activities in Myanmar in 2014 and is currently implementing a flagship SDC-funded Program called the Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP). The Program’s overall goal is gainful and market demand-driven employment or self-employment and better income for disadvantaged women and men in targeted areas of Myanmar. The First Main Phase lasts until January 2018 and has three components. One of them is called the Hotel Training Initiative, which facilitates the increase of skilled men and women in the hospitality industry. By the end of this phase, the HTI Component will have trained 3,000 disadvantaged people in three hospitality-related occupations, more than 1,000 line staff as well as more than 500 hospitality instructors. Two further Main Phases are foreseen.

Swisscontact is a strong advocate of sustainable tourism and as such, Swisscontact became a silver partner of UNWTO this year to show its commitment to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

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1st Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards : Call for applications


10 July 17

Applications for the first Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards organized by the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute are now being accepted.

The Myanmar Responsible Awards will identify and celebrate innovation and responsible tourism best practices. We aim to inspire the tourism industry by what is possible to achieve with responsible actions, recognize businesses and individuals that demonstrate best practices and encourage competition and sustainability across the tourism industry.

The awards will honor tourism industry leaders and innovators in six categories: Best Responsible Tourism Accommodation, Best Responsible Tourism Operator, Best Responsible Tourism Destination, Best Responsible Tourism Communication/ Marketing, Best Responsible Tourism Education Program and Best Community Involvement in Tourism.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply before 30 August 2017.

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MRTA Program Manager Johanna Pelikan


Tel +95 (0) 9778158168

Tel +95 (0) 9442625774


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