Southeast Asia’s luxurious boutique cruise operator Heritage Line announced that it is halting its cruise operations in Myanmar thanks to the world coronavirus pandemic. After monitoring and assessing developments and the effects of COVID-19 on worldwide tourism, the privately owned firm has determined to suspend operations of its vessel Anawrahta.

“Looking at the impacts this virus has imposed on tourism, and in particular the worldwide cruise sector, a lot of providers are confronted with the predicament of earning no profits although continue to running their companies sustainably. For our item in Myanmar, it was for that reason in our very best passions to end for a particular interval and uncover an additional remedy,” stated founder and CEO John Tue Nguyen, in a press statement.

In Myanmar, Heritage Line, as the proprietor of the ship Anawrahta, has now entered a partnership with regional business, Moken Money. Moken Money has been offered a a few-year agreement (starting off February 1, 2021) to autonomously handle and run the vessel. This contains responsibilities of periodic ship maintenance and also grants Moken Funds usage of the ship’s manufacturer name, collectively with a required signature tagline “by Moken Capital” in its advertising communications. Stationed mid-river in downtown Yangon, Anawrahta by Moken Funds will focus on the domestic market with cruise and hospitality products for affluent locals and expats, as properly as corporates.

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Heritage Line ideas to resume its operations together the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers in Myanmar in August 2023. Product sales will remain open for these long term departures of marketed itineraries listed on the company’s internet site. Other cruise places, this kind of as the Reduce/Higher Mekong (Vietnam and Cambodia/Laos) and Halong and Lan Ha Bay (Vietnam) will resume operations previously, matter to the advancement of the.

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