Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the understanding of future generations to meet theirs. It has three main pillars: economic, environmental, and socio-culture, and those are also interlinked: they affect each other. These three pillars are informally referred to as people, planet, and profits.
In accordance with the theme of the World Tourism Organisation, which is “Sustainable Tourism – a Toll for Development”, Myanmar Government has affirmed a policy of sustainable development of tourism.
As Tour Operators in Myanmar, we do not pretend that we have now all the solutions to the challenge of delivering a more sustainable holiday product to our customers. Mostly we are at the start of this process and taking critical first steps in our tourism industry. Of course, we have a duty of care towards the environment and society in which we operate and to encourage suppliers to actively work with us to promote social responsibility and excellent environmental performance.
However, the full range of issues in those practices will not be relevant to all suppliers which we deal in our area because:
- It is aimed at a wide range of suppliers, from minimal operations with only one or two letting rooms to significant hotel developments with hundreds of rooms.
- Our suppliers operate in a variety of peoples, and priorities differ very significantly by destination.
- Due to local infrastructure or the relative cost of technology in Myanmar, some actions will be relevant in some areas and not in others.
Until now, MUL adopts a flexible approach according to the destination and size of their business.
Anyhow, Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel based in Mandalay, where the hub of Myanmar culture is also committed to growing our community sustainably. This commitment to sustainability extends to environmental, social, and tangible and Intangible culture Heritages. In sharing or transferring a diverse culture, we are continually developing the new sustainable initiative.