First China-Myanmar tourism industry training course opens today in Yangon

The first China-Myanmar hotel and tourism vocational one-month course will open Thursday in Yangon, thanks to the cooperation between the embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism. Teachers from Dehong Vocational College of Yunnan will instruct 30 young waiters and waitress in restaurant services. From this initial training, […]

Myanmar’s tourism industry faces challenges

Myanmar’s tourism industry has experienced a significant decline compared to previous years. To understand the causes for this development the Global New Light of Myanmar interviewed U Thet Lwin Toe, chairman of Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. Q: May I know current situation of tourism industry? The country’s tourism sector rose in 2012 like a tsunami. […]

Myanmar sees influx of tourists since April

Over 300,000 international visitors have entered Myanmar since the beginning of the fiscal year on April 1, most coming from Thailand, according to immigration authorities. “Visitors from Thailand rank first with over 50,000 in number, followed by China and Japan,” said an official from immigration control in Yangon International Airport. Thai visitors mostly tour famous […]