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Boat Builder Floats New Business to Tap Island Tourism Boom

With tourism booming in southern Myanmar, residents of Myeik in Tannitharyi Region are finding ways to benefit by filling niches in the industry. Ko Thein Zaw Min, managing director of Mergui Dolphins, one of 40 tour companies in the area, has found a way to do this by opening a boat-making workshop. The number of […]

300,000 travellers visit Bagan Archaeological Museum last year

Over 300,000 local and foreign travellers visited the Bagan Archaeological Museum in NyaungU District, Mandalay Region, in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, said U Nyi Moon, the Deputy Director of the Archaeology and National Museum Department. The Bagan Archaeological Museum is situated south of the Gawdawpalin temple in old Bagan, NyaungU Township. It is open daily […]

The Myanmar Airline Industry Is Grounding Their Operations

The airline industry in Myanmar is grounding operations due to the competitive market. The potential in Myanmar is seen as an opportunity by ANA Holdings in Japan. In 2100, Myanmar transitioned to an elected government. This caused a boom and numerous organizations became a part of the aviation market. Private airlines doubled visitor traffic by […]

Myanmar VP calls for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers to the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Addressing the opening of the the Myanmar Tourism Conference in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, U Henry Van Thio urged for targeting Eastern countries of China, Japan, […]

Tour operators, timber company see bright future for elephant tourism

The government-run Myanma Timber Enterprise had earned about K430 million (US$325,535) since it began operating 18 elephant conservation-based tourism camps around the country two years ago. The government has banned timber extraction for a period of one year for the whole country and for 10 years in Bago Yoma Hills in central Myanmar, effective from […]

Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The ministry will be setting up booths which will showcase the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Regional tourism ministers of Tanintharyi Region, Kayah, Rakhine and Kayin states would also be attending the expo to promote tourism development in their areas, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Among those that will be […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

Myanmar coffee producers lag behind neighbouring countries

YANGON – Despite the fact that Myanmar has many fertile upland areas, the country is not known as a major coffee producer unlike neighbours Laos and nearby Vietnam. In recent years, local entrepreneurs have been exploring new ways to grow and market coffee domestically and abroad, with Ngwe Tun, the founder of Genuis Shan Highlands […]

Govt Questioned on Tourism Figures

Once again, the government has claimed Burma is on track to meet its tourist arrival figures for the year. Once again, the government stands accused of inflating the figures. Hotels and Tourism Htay Aung told a Saturday meeting with tourism industry leaders that despite concerns over political change in Burma, the number of tourists who […]

UMTA Gripes Over Lack of Signposts

Foreign tourists visiting Myanmar, whose number has increased significantly the last few years, are experiencing inconveniences due to a lack of noticeable guiding signposts, according to the Union of Myanmar Tourism Association (UMTA). “Foreign tourists don’t have any problem travelling in the big cities and well-frequented places but if they go to the countryside, not […]