New hotel construction prohibited in Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe and Kalaw

Construction of new hotels has been halted in Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe and Kalaw due to the burgeoning number of rooms at hotels, motels and guest houses that far outnumber the demand from tourists, it is learnt from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. According to ministry statistics, 46 per cent of the rooms […]

Cultural Attractions

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar has some priceless tourism attractions but they need careful management The building stands seemingly forgotten, overgrown with trees and creepers, the red brick-work crumbling, empty of people, the ruins surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The site looks dull and deserted, hardly […]

Ready or Not, the Tourists Are Coming

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 “Right here,” says U Aye Kyaw, pointing to the floor of his office in downtown Yangon, where two Scandinavian tourists had to sleep after they were unable to find proper accommodation. That was last year, when a record one million foreign arrivals put […]

Yangon to get 1670 hotel rooms next year

The shortage of mid-range and high-end hotel rooms in Yangon should ease next year when 1670 new hotel rooms are slated to become available, a Ministry of Hotels and Tourism official said earlier this month. A further 1255 and 2455 rooms are scheduled to open in 2014 and 2015 respectively, U Aung Zaw Win, director […]

Firms line up for Myanmar opportunity

By Jaspal Bindral (group executive director and CEO Asia, Standard Chartered) As senior decision-makers from around the globe descended on Myanmar’s capital of Naypyidaw for the World Economic Forum on East Asia recently, multinational companies were lining up to explore the huge commercial opportunities in the country. At Standard Chartered, we’re seeing strong, and growing, […]