People travel from around the world to stay with Fiona and her staff. Born and raised in northeast Myanmar, she speaks Burmese, Mandarin, English, and is working on her Spanish and Italian.
Guests rave up the hospitality – all 100% local Intha, Pa-O, and Shan people who go above and beyond the duty of care while also gaining real-world hospitality experience, practice their English, and exchange ideas with people from around the world.
Fiona and her culinary team work on sourcing over 75% of their ingredients locally and making what they cannot find from scratch in-house.
Unlike others, Fiona offers full pay, free housing and board, free English lessons, and includes all of her front desk and back-of-house teams in a pooled bonus program.
Fiona donates over 1% of her top-line revenue to support the local hospitality, orphanage, and other worthy causes in Nyaung Shwe, offering select guests a chance to stay long-term and support directly.
The Song of Travel Bespoke Inle Lake Boat Tours are a celebrated social impact program. Fiona partners with carefully-chosen Intha people who lead an exclusive all-day experience on Inle Lake, including a home-cooked lunch by the wives of the boat drivers in the floating villages dotting the lake. 90% of proceeds benefit the Intha families directly.