Our Profile

Mr Hla Aye, Managing Director

Shan Yoma Travel & Tours was founded in 1996. Our company provides all tourism related services and became one of the leading inbound and outbound tour operator and professional MICE (Meeting-Incentive-Convention-Exhibition) organizer in Myanmar.

Since 1996, the internet marketing was introduced and used as marketing tool. We have our own vehicles for tourists and we take care of ground transportation . By using our own vehicle, we can also definitely reduce operational costs & service turnaround time.

Shan Yoma has made contracts with all hotels and gets special rates for the clients. Besides, as personal sales agents co-operating with Domestic Airlines. We are now running routine activities by using the sophisticated software, to apply in quotation for our esteemed clients to save the time.

As a testimony of our success in International Tourism Industry, our company has achieved multiple awards:

  • Tourism Alliance Awards (TAA) 2011 for Best Inbound Tour Operator of the Year
  • TAA 2012 for Best Outbound Tour Operator of the Year
  • Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA) 2013 for outbound Travel Operator of the Year
  • The Best Performance Service Award by Ministry of Hotels & Tourism in Myanmar 2013
  • Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA) 2015 for the Best Outbound Tour Operator of the Year at the ITE, HCMC
  • Best Performance Service Award 2016
  • 2016 ASEAN Business Award Runner up of AEC Priority integration Excellence in Tourism Sector
  • Best Outbound Tour Operator of the Year Myanmar 2016 at the ITE,HCMC
  • Asean Business Award 2016 and Product and Package Innovation Competition (PPIC) award from UKaid 2016

We are a member of :

  • Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA)
  • Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
  • Japan Travel Promotion Committee (JTPC)

We are committed to provide our clients with the best possible service. We are always seeking ways to improve our business and our customer service, our client comments and suggestions are of great help in assisting us to improve our existing and future services.


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Consultant Profile

Mr. Than Htay, Consultant

  • Passed Matriculation Examination from the No. 1 Tamwe State High School (Kennedy State), Yangon, Myanmar. Attended First Year Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Mawlamyine University (Moulmein College) and graduated in 1970 from Yangon University (Rangoon Arts & Science University)
  • Joined the Myanmar National Airlines (Union of Burma Airways/Burma Airways Corporation) as Sales & Information Assistant of External Sales Department and later on as Tourist Guide for the Tourist Information Service (T.I.S.), UBA. Then, officially transferred to Tourist Burma (Ministry of Hotels & Tourism) Myanmar.
    As a Senior Tourist Guide, he handled the Operation Department of Tourist Burma as Tour Superintendent and promoted to the position of Asst. Manager for supervising multilingual tourist guides.
  • Worked many years as Sales Manager, Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing and Inbound Director by managing tourism operation, sales activities and taking care of promoting the welfare of Songserm Travel Company Limited and Ferry Line Public Company Limited, Thailand. Spent a lengthy period of time travelling, oversea going and administering travel & tourism businesses. Travelled frequently with Thai Travel Delegations for worldwide sales & marketing and promotional trips travelling to Europe, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN countries and Japan etc.
  • Upon return to Myanmar, employed as Managing Director of Golden Thazin Travel Co., Ltd., Myanmar and became the Founder/ Vice Chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association. (UMTA) 2003-2007
  • Also worked again in Thailand as Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) and promoted as Resident Manager of Phi Phi International Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Served as Administration Manager of C.C.S. Group of companies and later as Advisor on Myanmar Thailand Relation for FIHRD (Foreign International Human Resources Development Foundation) in Thailand.
  • One of his remarkable assignments during that time was to take care sole of Dutch Veterans from the Netherlands for flying to Thanphyuzayat near Mawlamyine. It was smooth and flawless Pilgrimage Trips visiting the Allied World War II Memorial Cemetery. Having experience as nearly as half-a-century of leadership, he is dedicated with real travel passion to the travel industry and his current assignment is Consultant of Shan Yoma Travel & Tours Co., Ltd.
Mr. Than Htay B. Sc. (Physics)
Consultant of Shan Yoma Travel & Tours Co., Ltd. and
Ex. Vice Chairman of Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA)

Our Philosophy of Sustainable Tourism

Shan Yoma operates Eco-tourism that is good for the environment and the community. We understand that sustainable tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically liable. Travelers can make a positive contribution to the places they visit and bring financial benefits to local communities.

We have coordination with the tourism industry in every aspect through cooperation with the local community, travel industry people and the government authorities to develop mutual beneficial programs without harming the local culture and the environment. Our friendly and informative tour guides are well skilled professionals with good knowledge on the local cultures, environment and the local products.

We promote tours that provide opportunity to visitors experience its unique culture heritage, ancient and historical sites, arts and crafts related to Myanmar people, and their delicious cuisine. Our objective is to offer visitors a learning experience through our tours while enjoying their holidays. We are committed to offering outstanding travel destinations which result in positive experiences for both travelers and host communities. Our basic philosophy is to provide a personalized service and to care for the smallest details.

Why us?

Professionalism, Responsibility, Quality, Accuracy and Freedom is the key of Shan Yoma. We provide knowledge of destinations, contacts with leading hotels, restaurants and well trained guides. We are pleased to offer our advice on popular attractions, journey times, and details on destinations where possible. Our desire is to make sure that you will get to know and love Myanmar and other Southeast Asia countries. Moreover, we aim to share our experience and information with people who wish to discover all aspects of their journey. We all have passion to offer our clients to have an exciting and memorable trip to these fascinating countries.

With Thanks & Best Regards,
Hla Aye
Managing Director

Our Awards