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 […]

Overland visits to Myanmar on the rise

MORE visitors to Myanmar are entering by land crossings, according to the country’s travel authorities. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, about two million out of three million visitors entered the country through border gateways in 2014, as compared to 465,000 in 2012. In line with economic and political reforms, Myanmar began allowing […]

Myanmar tourism expects more visitors with stabilising prices

FOLLOWING dramatic price increases in Myanmar’s tourism industry in recent years, industry players say rates are stabilising in line with growing supply and as more tourists to South-east Asia seek value for money. Richard Ludwig, product manager, Exo Travel Myanmar, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “Each of the previous three years has presented drastic changes in […]