Concerns may emerge when Bagan hotels, businesses are forced to move

On July 6, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Bagan as a World Heritage Site, marking Myanmar’s second entry to the list after World Heritage Status was granted to the ancient Pyu cities of Sri Ksetra, Halin and Beikthano in 2014. The ancient city has more than 3500 surviving stupas, temples, […]

YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region’s North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 18 Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that “action would be […]

From boom to bust for Bagan hotels

The humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine and jailing of two Reuters journalists have hit hospitality businesses in Bagan hard, industry players admitted. But the problem goes beyond these two factors, they said. The government’s lack of law enforcement and absence of infrastructure support have throttled hotels and tourism. On a recent visit, a herd of […]

Golden Rock to Get Hotel Zone

Due to a shortage of accommodation at the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) in Mon state, a hotel zone will be set up to accommodate tourists. The most popular tourist destinations in Myanmar are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake. While Golden Rock has grown in popularity lodging still remains difficult. “There are so many tourists coming […]

Tada-U developers start on hotel zone

Construction is now under way at a large project near Mandalay aiming to first service the city’s growing tourism industry. Developers Myanmar Tourism Development Co were given the green light to start the project in Tada-U township, Mandalay Region in 2012, though construction had not begun because of the time it took to purchase land. […]

Rakhine groups call for halt to 10 resource projects lacking public consent

Rakhine political parties and civic groups have called for an end to 10 natural resource-based projects in Rakhine State they say the Myanmar government granted without securing Rakhine people’s consent. A total of 55 representatives from Rakhine political parties, civic organisations in 17 Rakhine townships, and local women’s associations attended a workshop last week in […]

New hotel zone tender on Inle Lake

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 622-acre area of land near Ingyin village on the eastern side of Inle Lake has been designated by the Shan State Government as a hotel zone. Interested parties can now purchase tender forms for 5,000 kyats from the Taungyi Division General Administration Department. Forms will be accepted until […]

Mandalay’s new hotel zone get 100 hotels

The government has allocated land for foreign investors to build 100 hotels and for local investors to build 192 hotels at the new Tada-U Hotel Zone near Mandalay, officials at the Myanmar Tourism Federation said. Foreign-invested hotels will be built on 236.5 hectares and hotels built by domestic investors will go on 410ha, the officials […]