Myanmar agents grapple with slowdown in arrivals – TTG Asia

TRAVEL agents in Myanmar are concerned about flatlining arrival numbers after experiencing a boom in recent years. Figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reveal foreign arrivals soared from 1.6 million in 2012 to 4.6 million last year, with 5.5 million forecast for this year. However, almost two-thirds of arrivals were day trippers from […]

Threatened treasures

Smart urban policy planning with an eye on preserving Yangon’s colonial-era and heritage buildings will determine the city’s future – and tourism appeal, writes Xinyi Liang-Pholsena In a region that has lost much of its architectural heritage, Yangon stands out for its intact colonial core, due to years of neglect and stagnancy under the military […]

Myanmar tourism expects more visitors with stabilising prices

FOLLOWING dramatic price increases in Myanmar’s tourism industry in recent years, industry players say rates are stabilising in line with growing supply and as more tourists to South-east Asia seek value for money. Richard Ludwig, product manager, Exo Travel Myanmar, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “Each of the previous three years has presented drastic changes in […]