Government continues to push capital as a tourism destination for event holders

The government has again announced a series of initiatives to help draw tourists to Nay Pyi Taw, including stepping up its efforts to lure foreign travellers looking for a destination to hold events and conferences. Speaking at a press conference in the capital on September 28, on the eve of World Tourism Day, U Tint […]

Pacific World expands footprint into Myanmar

MYANMAR’s emerging MICE sector and improving infrastructure have caught the attention of global DMC and event management company Pacific World, which has announced its expansion into the country through a partnership with Yangon-based inbound tour operator Myanmar Polestar. Selina Chavry, global managing director for Pacific World, commented: “Myanmar has been working to position itself as […]

Greater range of visitors a boon for Myanmar trade

WHILE Myanmar has already attracted notable tourist traffic, official figures now show that the country is experiencing a sustained and exponential surge in footfall. Compared to 2012, arrival numbers have tripled to three million in 2014, and is expected to soar further to at least four and a half million tourists this year, according to […]

Ministry to Tap MICE Tourism Through New Website

In an attempt to grow tourism to Naypyitaw, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will launch a promotional website, an official from the ministry told Myanmar Business Today. The website, being developed by local IT firm, will promote the attractions of Myanmar’s new capital, especially promoting the city as a centre for MICE (Meeting, […]

Upgrades needed if Nay Pyi Taw is to develop as a tourism destination

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced a number of moves designed to promote Nay Pyi Taw as a tourist destination, but industry insiders say there is a ways to go before the capital attracting many holidaymakers. Initiatives are targeted at promoting the capital as a destination for MICE – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and […]

e-visa to apply to overland travel

NAY PYI TAW, 30 January 2015: Myanmar’s e-Visa facility will be extended to cover four checkpoints on the border with Thailand, in the near future, a reliable source close to the service provider told TTR Weekly. Myanmar’s minister of Immigration and Police, Khin Yi, visited the e-Visa booth, Wednesday, on an inspection tour of ATF’s […]

Myanmar spotlights Naypyidaw for MICE

THE Ministry of HOTELS and Tourism is promoting Naypyidaw as an ideal destination for MICE, partnering with neighbours like Thailand to stimulate more business traffic to its capital. Htay Aung, Myanmar’s minister of HOTEL and tourism, said: “Myanmar tourism is mainly based on natural and cultural attractions. But now the market has turned and Myanmar […]

TCEB inks accord in Myanmar

BANGKOK, 28 August 2014: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has inked a MICE collaboration agreement with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. A comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding was signed, last week, during a ceremony held in Yangon to build cooperation to expand the events business between the two countries. TCEB […]

Thailand will remain a strong economic partner with Myanmar, says ambassador

Thailand will strive to maintain its position as Myanmar’s second largest trade and investment partner, the Thai ambassador has told members of the Union Of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “Thailand is the second largest trading partner with Myanmar and as a partner we will work to preserve this relationship and cooperate […]

Thailand helps promote Myanmar’s MICE industry

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) yesterday (August 19) signed an agreement to enhance their cooperation in boosting the MICE industry in Myanmar. “Meetings and exhibitions are a major tool in boosting foreign tourism income. TCEB has over 10 years of experience […]