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Myanmar gives more tourists visa-on-arrival access in move to open up

Tourists from Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Russia have been given visa-on-arrival access for US$50 each at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports. Starting from October 1, passport holders from the six countries will no longer require pre-arranged approval, the authorities said. “We hope the new regulations to ease access to Myanmar […]

Italians invest US$3.2million in Kawthoung hotel

An Italian company has been granted permission to develop a hotel project worth US$3.2million in Tanintharyi Region’s Kawthoung district, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). The move will be carried out under a joint venture – Myanmar Green Century – with a local company, DICA’s director U Kyaw Win Tun told […]

Colliers Property Report – Upper Scale Hotel Yangon Q2 2019

  LAYING THE WAGER ON THE GAMBLING LAW: OPPORTUNITIES IN GAMING INDUSTRY   Summary & Recommendations No new completion were observed in Yangon’s upscale hotel segment during Q2 2019. Despite the surge of Chinese visitors, majority of upscale hotels continue to experience lower occupancy rates due to the downward trending number of western arrivals. Although […]

Invitation for Tenders – Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials, Deadline : 14th August, 2019

REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF HOTELS AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM PROMOTION Invitation for Tenders In conformity to the Tenders Guidelines of Myanmar government, Directorate of Hotels and Tourism under the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism would like to invite proposals for “Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials such as Destination brochures, […]

Govt calls for sustainable tourism investments in Tanintharyi

Amid a rise in the number of Chinese tourists and so called zero-dollar tours to Myanmar in the recent months, the government is now calling for sustainable and quality investments for Tanintharyi Region’s tourism industry. U Thaung Tun, chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission and Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and U Ohn […]

Tourism Ministry remains positive as visa restrictions eased

With the easing of some visa restrictions to attract more Western tourists to take effect on October 2019, Myanmar expects to receive more visitors this year, a senior official said. Aung Aye Han, deputy director general at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said the authorities see a bright outlook for Myanmar’s tourism industry thanks […]

New Shenzhen-Nay Pyi Taw flight launched

Dong Hai Airlines has launched a direct B738 route between Shenzhen and Nay Pyi Taw. The flight commenced operations yesterday and will run twice a week, according to Pioneer Aerodrome Services Company, which operates the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. Dong Hai Airlines directly connects Myanmar’s capital to its second international destination. A number of […]

Myanmar counts on tourism surge after eased visa restrictions come in

Khine Kyaw The Nation Yangon Myanmar expects to receive more visitors this year after eased visa restrictions for Western tourists take effect in October, a senior official said. Aung Aye Han, deputy director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, told The Nation on Wednesday that the authorities see a bright outlook for Myanmar’s […]

Groups to study how tourism sector handles Chinese visitors

The number of Chinese tourists has increased since Myanmar started giving visa exemptions so teams have been formed to monitor their visits, according to an official from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. On June 21, the ministry formed groups comprising regional tourism officials in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan to monitor Chinese tourists. “Before, there […]

Groups and businesses gather in Loikaw for community tourism conference

Community-based tourism could become an alternative source of income for the communities in Kayah State and beyond, replacing developments which damage the environment. Aiming to bring together tourism businesses and community-based groups, the fourth National Conference on Communities and Tourism will be held in Loikaw, Kayah State from June 6 to June 8. The seminar […]