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Hotel expansion continues in Yangon

More hotels are on the way in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, despite a sluggish tourism performance over the last two years due to the on-going Rohingya crisis. Developers at the luxury end of the market appear undeterred by the drop in European tourists believing business and luxury travel segments will continue to grow. But tour […]

First flight from Italy to Myanmar arrives tomorrow

An air link between Italy and Myanmar will be established starting tomorrow. Milan-based Neos Spa, an Italian leisure airline, will begin flying the route with a chartered Boeing 767 every Wednesday. The flight will stop over in Phu Quoc, Vietnam before landing at Yangon International Airport. Neos will be the first airline to fly from […]

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 […]

Colliers Property Report: Yangon Hotel Quarterly Review Q2 2018

  Influx of Asian Tourists Spurred Demand Paul Ryan Cuevas Analyst | Research & Advisory As of H1 2018, Yangon witnessed a significant 6% YOY rise in the citywide occupancy rate. Resulting from the improvements in the overall tourist arrival figures coupled with the absence of project completions in Q2 2018, occupancy almost breached the […]

MSH’s Wall Street English to provide English language courses to DICA

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, the developer and operator of consumer businesses located in Myanmar, yesterday announced that it will be partnering with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) in the provision of English language courses to support the development and growth of business in Myanmar. Under the terms of the one-year partnership, London-listed MSH […]

Foreign tourists allowed visiting in Ruby Land

MANDALAY- The government officially allowed foreign tourists to visit “Ruby Land” Mogok Township, Mandalay Region since the beginning of August, says MP Saw Thaung Tin from No.2 Constituency in Mogok Township. The foreign tourists were banned from visiting to Mogok Township since the beginning of ex-government to incumbent government time. However, the Mandalay Region Government […]

State Counselor’s Tourism Plan Promising but Hard to Implement

While giving State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi high marks for her strategies to reform the tourism sector, tour operators point out that conditions on the ground make her suggestions hard to implement. Speaking at a National Tourism Industry Development Central Committee meeting in Naypyitaw on Friday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi put forward […]

Myanmar has 1,666 licensed hotels with over 66,900 rooms

The whole country had 1,666 licensed hotels with 66,913 rooms up to June this year, and the number of hotels has increased by over 510 over the past three years, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Yangon city has the largest number with 399 hotels (20,845 rooms), followed by Mandalay […]

Tourist arrivals hit around 1.5 m in five months

Till May of this year, the number of tourist arrivals reached around 1.5 million, a 2-per-cent decline compared with the same period last year, according to the figures released by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The number of visitors from European countries and the North American countries has dropped over the years due to political […]

Myanmar mulls easing visas

YANGON : Myanmar will soon announce visa-free travel for Japanese and Korean national as well as visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens at specified airports. Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win, confirmed to TTR Weekly, Wednesday, that new visa privileges were in the pipeline. There have been no official announcements by the country’s Ministry of […]