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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 […]

Visa-on-arrival granted to citizens of six countries

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has released a statement that it will issue the visa-on-arrival to the ordinary passport holders from Italy, Spain, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and Russia for the one-year probationary period, in a bid to encourage the inflow of tourists to Myanmar. Under the visa-on-arrival system, tourists from these countries can enter Myanmar […]

Township Lawmaker Accuses Hotels of Spoiling Ngapali’s Natural Beauty

SITTWE—A proposal was submitted on Monday to take legal action against hotels encroaching on Ngapali Beach, in the Thandwe region of southern Rakhine State. Thandwe Township lawmaker Nai Kyue Aye submitted the proposal, saying that nine beachfront hotels—Aureum Palace Hotel, Jasmine Hotel, Amazing Hotel, Ngapali Paradise Hotel, Hilton Hotel, PVI Hotel, BT Bay Hotel, Memento […]

Casino operations to be legalised under new gambling law

Casinos will soon be able to legally operate in Myanmar after the 2018 Gambling Law is enacted in May, replacing the existing 1986 legislation. The new law, which includes recommendations from President U Win Myint, is now in the process of being approved in Parliament, which will resume after Thingyan in April. The updated law […]

German wholesaler Metro bets on Myanmar’s hospitality sector

YANGON — German wholesaler Metro has opened a massive logistics center near Yangon serving hotels and eateries, betting on the industries’ growth as tourist traffic from other parts of Asia picks up. The 5,800-sq.-meter facility located inside the Thilawa Special Economic Zone went into full swing in early March, supplying fresh food and other items […]

Myanmar to introduce rating system for hotels

Myanmar is planning to start a rating system for local hotels, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. “The rating system will start in Yangon and be endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation. Rating hotels for their services is common in other countries,” said U Naing Win, a director at the ministry. Having a […]

Rakhine opens new beaches for hotel, tourism investments

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Rakhine State Government will open up new beaches along the Rakhine coast for new hotel projects in order to draw more tourism investments into the state, said U Ye Aung Moe, director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. So far, the ministry has designated the Gyite Taw, […]

Request for Quotation (RFQ): Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT), Deadline 11 March 2019

G-9184-MYA: Economic Empowerment of the Poor &Women in E/W Economic Corridor Bamboo Equipment for Processing Facility in Chaungzone & Kyaikhto Township, Mom State. The above mentioned Project is being implemented by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT) under a grant from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) administered by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Part of […]

Colliers Property Report – Myanmar Hotel Quarterly Q4 2018

SUMMARY & RECOMMENDATIONS No new completions were observed in Yangon as of Q4 2018. Few select developments that were anticipated to open during the quarter have seen limited construction developments. In turn, increases on both occupancy and ADR levels transpired. Nonetheless, hotel investments in Yangon continue to surge as supported by the new government policies […]

Yangon International Airport enhances stakeholder partnerships; plans to boost global network

Yangon International Airport (YIA) yesterday hosted a reception in appreciation for its airline partners, while looking forward to updated terminal facilities and enhanced carrier partnerships to handle the increases in passenger numbers expected following Myanmar’s relaxation of entry visa requirements last October. The reception was held at Mingalar Sky Lounge Terminal 3, and graced by […]