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 […]

Yangon has seen an increase in number of cars since the country opened up in 2011

Imported Cars with 1800 cc and above engine will be imposed special freight taxes, said Myanmar Customs Department. CIF five per cent is also added to custom duties. Obviously, 1800 cc cars are not meant for all strata of people. Besides, these cars are in low demand at the market. Increasing the tax means the […]

Mining ministry takes five firms to court over annual fees

Five small gold producers will be taken to court for not providing agreed-on amounts of gold to the government, according to U Aye Kyaw, a director at the Ministry of Mines. “We have tried to connect with them by notice and visits to get the companies to pay the gold that they owe before the […]

Tourism Industry Eyes $1.2b in FY2014-15

Income from travel and tourism sector in Myanmar is to hit $1.2 billion as the formerly-reclusive state expects tourist arrivals to swell to three million in 2014-15 fiscal year, travel and tourism industry insiders say. “In 2013, tourist arrival figure was about two million with $900 million in tourism receipts. As we expect 3 million […]

Ready or Not, the Tourists Are Coming

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 “Right here,” says U Aye Kyaw, pointing to the floor of his office in downtown Yangon, where two Scandinavian tourists had to sleep after they were unable to find proper accommodation. That was last year, when a record one million foreign arrivals put […]