Govt Invites Proposals for New Hotels in Myeik Archipelago

RANGOON — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is inviting proposals for new hotel projects in the Myeik Archipelago, which will be assessed for environmental friendliness in cooperation with the Tenasserim Division government. The development of the archipelago in Burma’s far south for “eco-tourism” is prioritized in the Tourism Master Plan 2013-20, which was devised under […]

Govt to Continue Tourism Policy of Maximum Growth

RANGOON — The government will continue the tourism policies set by its predecessor—aiming for maximum growth—and will continue to enumerate day-visitors crossing land borders as “tourists,” in contravention of international tourism standards. These intentions were laid out by Tint Thwin, director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, at the Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism […]

Tourism industry stands to show unabated growth in 2015

Myanmar attracts the bulk of its international visitors with popular destinations like Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan, Inle Lake, Kyaikhto, Mandalay and Ngapali Beach. Add to these the emerging tourism sites, including Putao, the Myeik Archipelago, Nagaland, Nat Ma Taung and Loikaw, and it becomes clear that Myanmar boasts a wide range of attractions. These could […]

Myanmar considers legalising some gambling for more state revenue

Yangon (dpa) – Myanmar plans to legalise some types of gambling, including casinos for foreigners only in upper-tier hotels, an official said Wednesday. “We have finalised the reformed gambling law and are ready to send it to the parliament for suggestion, discussion and then approval,” said an official of the Home Affairs Ministry, who asked […]

The aviation sector takes off

Myanmar’s civil aviation sector is on the brink of explosive growth with the number of seats and carriers rising and infrastructure being upgraded. Myanmar is the most under-served aviation market in Southeast Asia. The numbers speak for themselves. Only Brunei and Laos have fewer airline seats per capita. Myanmar has a population of 52 million, […]

Italy and Luxembourg offer help to implement tourism master plan

Italy and Luxembourg have offered technical aid to boost Myanmar’s human resources development sector, part of a short-term project for the country’s tourism master plan, sources from the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism say. Delegates from Italy and Luxembourg visited Myanmar recently to meet with Ministry of Hotel and Tourism officials. In their meetings, they […]