Hotels Sprout Up to Accommodate Increasing Tourists

Hotels are sprouting up across Myanmar to provide adequate accommodation to the increasing number of tourists, sources with the Myanmar Hoteliers Association said. A total of 340 hotels are operating across the country in 2015, compared with 290 in 2014, according to U Tin Win, chairman of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association. The number of foreign […]

Government, hotels pressure local officials over sand mining

The government, hoteliers and civil society are stepping up the pressure on Thandwe authorities to curb rampant sand mining at Myanmar’s premier beach destination, Ngapali. Tourism sources close to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism say President U Thein Sein is aware of the issue, and has ordered action to be taken against companies that […]

Hoteliers claim to face double taxes for liquor licences

Hotels that serve liquor are groaning under the burdens of taxation and red tape, hoteliers have complained, as police raided hotels in Bagan on suspicion of importing alcohol illegally. U tin win, chair of the Yangon hotel zone established by the Myanmar hoteliers’ association, said the raids were the result of a misunderstanding over conflicting […]

Tourism Ministry to Allow Casinos in Myanmar’s Border Areas

Three-star hotels in border areas will be allowed to open casinos, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism (MoHT). Only foreigners will be allowed to gamble in those casinos while locals will be banned from taking part, the ministry said, adding that the hotels letting locals play would be dealt with in accordance with […]

Yangon hotel room supply to double: minister

Yangon’s current stock of 9000 rooms is set to more than double in coming years, a regional government minister says. While the city has 190 licensed hotels with more than 9000 rooms, the government has granted permission for about 250 hotels with more than 20,000 rooms, Yangon Region Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Soe […]