Myanmar saw over 1m tourists in first half of 2016

SOME 1.69 million foreign visitors entered the country in the first six months of 2016, according to the Department of Hotels and Tourism. The department said the country’s tourism industry has seen a 4% increase compared with the same period last year. Over 650,000 tourists visited the country in the first six months last year. […]

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 […]

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 […]