Collier Property Report – NGWE SAUNG HOTEL & RESORT 2017

Mid-scale Hotels Dominated the Market It was not until the easing of sanctions in 2011 that the pristine coastline of Ngwe Saung gained traction from both domestic and foreign travellers. Ngwe Saung remains an attractive holiday spot for most locals, especially families based in Yangon. Demand appears to be positive with year-round hotel occupancy and […]

Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

Ninety percent of the coral reefs on a famous island, Cocks Comb have been damaged by the uncontrolled influx of visitors during the past two years, U Phyo Wai Yarzar, advisor of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday. adCocks Comb Island is just off the coast of Kawthaung and part […]

Six properties in Myeik get greenlight to build hotels

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permission to six properties in Myeik archipelago in Thanintharyi Region to construct hotels, U Nyo Aye, director of the Hotels and Tourism Department in Tanintharyi, told The Myanmar Times. Owners of the six properties, on Kyun Philar, Barlar, Phoe Ni, Wa Lal, 115 and Bo Nat Kyaw islands, will […]

Casinos may be allowed to operate after gambling law amendment

Casinos will be allowed to operate in Myanmar after amendments are made to the Gambling Law by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), is enacted, said U Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) this week. This comes after five regional and state chief ministers from Mandalay, Tanintharyi, […]

Shan allows collection of entrance fees at Inle

The Shan State government has allowed local community organisations to collect entrance fees at Inle Lake so they can have funds to conduct conservation work on their own part of the lake. Speaking on Saturday, U Khin Maung Latt, general secretary of Save Inle Lake, said 16 civil society organisations and another six private associations […]

Ministry criticises slow action on visa-on-arrival proposal

Hotels and Tourism Union Minister U Ohn Maung criticised the slow action on the ministry’s proposal to issue a visa-on-arrival (VOA) to tourists from China, Japan and South Korea to boost the country’s tourism. “We thought they (the Immigration Department) would give visas-on-arrival for package tours if visitors arrive by air,” U Ohn Maung told […]

Home-stay tourism expected to take off when law approved

The home-stay programme in the countryside will become a reality once the new tourism law which is being discussed in a Pyithu Hluttaw committee is approved. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has been trying to amend the Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Law enacted in 1993. According to the law, the ministry only issues four […]

Collier Property Report – Mandalay PROPERTY MARKET 2017

Key Strategic City on the Rise Getting its fair share of modern developments, Mandalay’s property market is moving ahead, while the growth potential remains promising. In fact, master-planned development is seen as an attractive concept, and Colliers predicts more developers are likely to join the bandwagon. We advise future projects to offer an upgrade in […]

Local tour agencies urged to register

Companies in the tour and travel business have been advised to register their operations and obtain proper licenses, failing which they will be liable to fines. U Muang Muang Aye, vice chair of the Domestic Pilgrimage and Tour Operators Association, made the call on Tuesday in the face of a surge in tourism and the […]

Mogok prepares to party for 800th birthday

Locals hope celebrations will put the ‘Ruby Land’ on the tourist map. Planning has begun for celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the discovery of gems and subsequent founding of Mogok, a rather auspicious occasion for the city which now produces 90 percent of the world’s rubies. The three-day celebration will take place in Mhone […]