Hotels in Yangon that were among the first to suspend operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic have welcomed travellers back. Many small hotels in the Yangon hotel zone have reopened since domestic tourism has been boosted.
Though there is not much profit from the hotel business at present, reopening at least will cover employees’ salaries and maintain the electricity and utility cost of the hotel. According to the Yangon Hotelier Association chairman, prolonged closure makes them difficult maintain in the long run.
Due to the suspension of international travellers to Myanmar, foreign-invested hotels have not yet reopened. Yangon, which has been hard-hit by the global pandemic, has 359 small hotels related to domestic tourism and about 20 foreign-direct-invested hotels that target international travellers.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar