Illegal hotels under spotlight as Bagan seeks heritage status

A government-backed campaign to have Bagan included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites has moved into a sensitive area following a decision by the Ministry of Culture to take action against hotels built illegally within the ancient city and temple complex. But it remains to be seen exactly what the government plans to do […]

Tourism Ministry to Allow Casinos in Myanmar’s Border Areas

Three-star hotels in border areas will be allowed to open casinos, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism (MoHT). Only foreigners will be allowed to gamble in those casinos while locals will be banned from taking part, the ministry said, adding that the hotels letting locals play would be dealt with in accordance with […]