Tourism ministry to cut admin charges in half to spur growth

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is cutting administrative charges it levies on operators of tourism-related business in half, in order to promote more foreign investment into the sector and more foreign visitors to Myanmar. A list of updated administrative costs will be released on October 1, affecting operators of hotels and guest houses, tour […]

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 […]

Ministry orders ban on sand mining

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has told the Rakhine State government to order a halt on sand mining on a series of popular beaches in the Ngapali area, as a public campaign against the practice continued to gain momentum over the past week. The announcement came as a truck, apparently owned by a company […]

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 […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

Travel Agents object to rules on new outbound tour licence

A plan to issue licences to tour companies to organise overseas trips has been criticised for being too restrictive, with more than 100 registered agents complaining against the new rules. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is inviting travel and tour companies to apply for outbound licences, which were introduced on February 1 after years […]

Hotel charges vary according to visitor’s status during SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has made changes in hotel charges to media, observer and sports fan for foreigners depending on the region during the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The media permitted by the Olympic Committee need to send their lists […]