Stakeholders are calling for change in Myanmar’s Tourist Guiding industry to improve the quality and availability of guiding services.
Stimulating the creation of innovative and inclusive tourism products and packages in Myanmar, to increase the competitiveness of national tour operators.
Facilitating relationships to improve labour standards and develop specialised services to support industry development and growth.
I realise that if I change my behaviour and take the time to show others HOW to do things, I can get better results.
Garment Factory Training Participant, Myanmar
During 2015 and 2016, BIF provided Human Resources (HR) and productivity training and consultancy to five garment factories in the Yangon region. This paper describes the rationale for providing the training, how the training was carried out, the positive impacts achieved, as well as the lessons learned – these will be especially useful for factory owners and managers considering implementing similar training in their factories.
This toolkit presents a background to conflict, peace and Do No Harm in the context of the tourism sector, followed by practical analysis templates to help tour operators and companies approach their business activities in a manner that promotes positive relationships with, and limits the risks of causing harm to, local people and places.
This community tourism product, supported by BIF's Product & Package Innovation Competition, is training a new generation of hand loom silk weavers in order to preserve this traditional craft.
BIF's Product & Package Innovation Competition is supporting this new dining experience for visitors to Myanmar's famous Inle Lake. In a traditional stilt village surrounded by floating gardens, farmers of Inle Lake serve up authentic Intha dishes, using locally grown ingredients.
This tourism product, which BIF is supporting through the Product & Package Innovation Competition, offers visitors the opportunity to stay and experience village life in Myinmahti, Shan State.