Myanmar agents grapple with slowdown in arrivals – TTG Asia

TRAVEL agents in Myanmar are concerned about flatlining arrival numbers after experiencing a boom in recent years. Figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reveal foreign arrivals soared from 1.6 million in 2012 to 4.6 million last year, with 5.5 million forecast for this year. However, almost two-thirds of arrivals were day trippers from […]

Earthquake highlights need for rigorous protection of Bagan temples

BAGAN’s famed pagodas appear to be the greatest casualty in the tourism sector after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit near Chauk, a town 120km from Bagan. At least three people were killed and some 185 brick pagodas were damaged, the state newspaper […]

Myanmar’s Destination Management Company gets digital upgrades

THE upgrading of Myanmar’s data networks by new telecomms companies in the country are facilitating DMCs’ own systems upgrade with many turning to software-based solutions to handle bookings. A spokesperson from a Yangon-based travel agency who wished to remain anonymous, remarked: “Myanmar’s recent opening resulted in more bookings, and therefore we need a software that […]

Myanmar: Investors beware

Myanmar has become one of the region’s most coveted destinations over the past few years since international sanctions against the country were lifted in response to political reforms. International air arrivals through Yangon International Airport reached a historic high of 550,654 in 2012, only for the figure to be topped within the first five months […]

Raining beer in Myanmar!

A Myanmar travel group is offering free beer if it rains during their tour package from now till 30 September 2013. Khiri Travel Myanmar will give guests on upcountry trips in Myanmar free beer on each day that it rains for more than 10 minutes during the day. This offer is valid from now until […]