With tourist numbers set to skyrocket over the next five years, it is essential for the preservation of Myanmar, that the development required to facilitate this demand is carried out responsibly. This is something we care passionately about and you will find it at the very core of Tour Mandalay’s business model. For this to actually happen however, it will require the help and cooperation from everyone involved – the government, local authorities, tour operators, and most importantly, the tourists themselves.
Tour Mandalay is constantly looking for ways to help the community around us, and are proud to support a range of local community projects and charity events.
Together with the help of our UK-based partners, we have helped to rebuild a primary school that was completely destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Our next challenge is to keep pupils enrolled, as it’s common for parents to take children out of school for work purposes once they’re physically able.
We have helped to build and cultivate the Mingalar Bio Garden, a five acre plot of land, which produces organic fruits and vegetables using homemade bio-fertiliser. Everything produced here is then donated to a local orphanage, which provides free education to more than a thousand children.
Happy Haven Humanitarian Project (HHHP) is a small hospice located on the outskirts of Yangon, which helps to care for and educate children born with HIV/AIDS. It also helps to promote awareness of the disease to the wider community, whilst encouraging the use of preventative techniques. We regularly donate and provide support to HHHP, and can provide tourists with the opportunity to participate through privately arranged excursions.
If you have an idea or sustainable practise you would like to implement, please let us know by writing to email@example.com. Together, we can use tourism to make a real difference.