Flooding not putting a dent in tourist agendas

Despite flooding occurring in 11 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions, tourism to the country has not been affected and travellers are still visiting the most popular destinations, tour operators say. U Myat Thu, operations manager for Columbus Travel and Tours, told The Myanmar Times that flooding has not impacted major tourist destinations. “Everything is […]

Influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar

Myanmar will not reap long-term benefits in opening up the country for tourists, if there is lack of policy to safeguard the environment, society and human rights, said a report. Released Friday, the report entitled “Myanmar Tourism Sector-wide Impact Assessment” said an influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.  “There […]

Hotel Market in Yangon 2Q, 2014

Subscribe to our Myanmar Property Mailing List and get notified immediately whenever we have a new report Research & Forecast Report Yangon | Hotel Market 2Q 2014 More hotel zones planned to serve rapidly increasing demand Both foreign-invested and local hotel developments are projected to heighten on the back of increasing business and tourist arrival […]

Mandalay leads tourism sector with 302 new hotels

Mandalay Region leads other cities and tourist destinations in Myanmar with 302 new hotels approved, according to data from Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Out of 960 hotels granted operating licences across Myanmar over the last year, 302 have been opened in Mandalay while 238 have opened in Yangon Region. The data released by the […]

President Thein Sein discusses tourism boom with hoteliers

BAGAN—President Thein Sein yesterday discussed matters related to Myanmar’s booming tourism industry with hoteliers in the Bagan Hotel Zone in Bagan Region, one of the country’s prime tourist destinations. “These three groups—government, the hoteliers association and the administration sector—need to cooperate with each other to help increase the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar. The […]