A Study of Factors Affecting Tourism Development and Economic Development in Yangon, Myanmar

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Project Title: A Study of Factors Affecting Tourism Development and Economic Development in Yangon, Myanmar
Author: Mr. Tun Win Than
Advisor: Dr. Tanakorn Limsarun
Degree: Master of Business Administration (International Program)
Major: Hotel and Tourism Management
Faculty: Graduate Schools
Academic year: 2019

Citation

Tun Win Than. (2019). A Study of Factors Affecting Tourism Development and Economic Development in Yangon, Myanmar. (Independent study, Master of Business Administration). Bangkok: Siam University.


Abstract

Myanmar has emerged as a popular tourist destination and experienced rapid growth in tourism sector after its political reform. However, due to some factors affecting its tourism sectors, the growth has declined 10 Shme e.tlenl. This ,\’11,dy aimed to investigate the facUJts a.ffel’ling lhuti.it’m development and economic development in Yangon, Myanmar. Documentary research format has been used for this study focusing on four.factors: 1) Regional confhcts, instabilities or civil wars in the regions of Myanmar, 2) Transportation in Myanmar 3) Accommodation in Myanmar, 4) Human resource for the tourism industry in Myanmar. All of these factors have been found to affect tourism and economic development in Yangon, Myanmar. The researcher suggests that the government and the related stakeholders should end civil wars and other conflicts to secure peace, improve infrastructure, including roads, railways and water ways for transportation and build hotels for better accommodations and enhance human resources for the tourism industry. This study is contributed especially to the government of Myanmar, researchers and other related stakeholders.

Keywords: Yangon, Economic Development, Tourism Development


A Study of Factors Affecting Tourism Development and Economic Development in Yangon, Myanmar

Master of Business Administration (International Program), Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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