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HG Travel Appoints Managing Director for Myanmar office

Leading Southeast Asia destination management company (DMC), HG Travel, has appointed a new managing director for its office in Myanmar as it prepares to expand its presence in the country and roll out a fresh collection of exciting, community-focused experiential travel programmes.

HG Travel Myanmar will unveil a unique range of high quality tours at the upcoming World Travel Market exhibition in London from November 7-9 to global wholesale partners under the under the experienced leadership of Gerben Bloemendaal.

A passionate sportsman and adventurer, Dutch national Bloemendaal has worked in Southeast Asia for 10 years and 15 years in total in the travel industry, working for renowned DMCs in Thailand and Vietnam in senior management positions before joining the HG Travel leadership team.

“HG Travel is a breath of fresh air for the travel industry in Asia. Full of ideas, creativity, respect for the destinations and a deep commitment to the communities in which they operate,” says Bloemendaal.

“I’m delighted to be joining and we will work to continue to deliver exceptional programmes in Myanmar”, added Bloemendaal. The appointment in Myanmar is part of a wider rollout strategy of offices around the region over the next 12-months as the Hanoi-based DMC establishes a network of operations manned by seasoned experts in key markets, adding to its established presence in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. HG Travel currently handles 50,000 inbound arrivals from international markets with Europe, Russia, China, Australia and the US as key source markets.