The Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) is a non-profit organisation that aims to support responsible tourism development in Myanmar through knowledge sharing, training, and research.
What do they do?
Their mission is to create a knowledge sharing and training platform, empowering partners to work together towards responsible tourism in Myanmar. For that, MRTI wants to make the country a better place to live, work and visit through different projects.
-MRTI promotes the sharing of knowledge, resources, ideas and issues related to responsible tourism in Myanmar throughout its E-Library with new material added constantly and free of charge. The e-library and discussion forum present an opportunity for communication and sharing of knowledge, resources, ideas and issues related to responsible tourism in Myanmar.
-MRTI’s expert team are specialists in their fields and conduct research in Myanmar and provide a coordination hub for responsible tourism projects.
-The institute organises and conducts education and training programs related to responsible tourism, destination management, heritage and cultural management, corporate social responsibility, methodologies and multi-stakeholder meetings.
Exo foundation support
With the funding support from EXO Foundation, Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT), has conducted a 7-day workshop on Community-Based Tourism Facilitation, from October 9-15th. The first 5 days of the workshop were organized in a classroom and the last two 2 days were a study tour to an actual Community Based Tourism (CBT) project in the Pa-O region, with an overnight stay at Inn Ne Village. The objective of the workshop is to provide attendees with the required information, guidelines and practical examples which covers all aspects of CBT developments in Myanmar. The workshop was very useful because although CBT is becoming increasingly popular in Myanmar, this workshop helps people understand the norms, principles, pros and cons to consider before developing a community-based tourism project!