Caravans to carry tours and footfalls into Myanmar

To raise its own visitor numbers, Myanmar is working with operators and organisations in neighbouring countries on improving cross-border tourism in the region. One of its efforts is the development of caravan tours that run from India via Myanmar and Thailand to Singapore, revealed Khin San Aye, executive committee member of the Union of Myanmar […]

First Hilton Graduates in Myanmar to Enter Workforce

Twenty-eight graduates of the Hilton Vocational Training Center have officially entered the workforce in Myanmar after having completed two years of diploma study in hospitality management. The graduates are now fulltime employees at Hilton properties in Myanmar. Established in Nay Pyi Taw in September 2015, the Hilton Vocational Training Center was launched by Hilton and […]

Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The ministry will be setting up booths which will showcase the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Regional tourism ministers of Tanintharyi Region, Kayah, Rakhine and Kayin states would also be attending the expo to promote tourism development in their areas, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Among those that will be […]

Hotels Slash Prices Online as Part of Monsoon Season Promotion

Travellers and bargain hunters will fare well this monsoon season after more than 30 hotels around the country have announced they will slash prices as part of a promotion scheme by online hotel booking site Jovago. The promotion, which runs up until July 30, sees hotels offering discounts of 7 to 72 percent in a […]

Registered outbound tour operators reach over 400 in Myanmar

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has permitted over 400 outbound tour licenses to operators since its initiation in late 2015, according to the ministry. Tourism in Myanmar is growing rapidly and has received increased interest from investors thanks to the country’s sweeping reforms. International tourist arrivals increase significantly year by year, while some local […]

312 outbound tour licenses issued by MoHT over past nine months

Since its initiation in December 2015, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has issued a total of 312 outbound tour licenses to operators within the past nine months, said its spokesperson. The country’s tourism industry has received greater interest from investors thanks to the country’s economic reforms. To promote the country’s tourism industry, the ministry […]

Hot-air ballooning transport to launch in October

Hot -air ballooning transport will resume in October after a four-month suspension due to weather conditions, said an official from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Hot-air ballooning in Myanmar is a popular excursion for tourists and locals to enjoy the scenic beauty in places such as Bagan. The balloon can lift off only in […]

Accommodation facilities for tourists grow to 1,371 nationwide

The number of hotels and guest houses nationwide as of the end of August this year reached 1,371, with 53,716 rooms, according to official figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The ministry erased some mrestrictions on issuing licenses to investors in order to establish hotels and other development facilities across the nation […]

MOHT trials transportation of foreigners via red number-plated vehicles in southern Shan State

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has informed Myitmakha News Agency that with effect from October 1, they will begin a trial of allowing foreign passengers in southern Shan State to ride rental vehicles with red number plates. Foreigners are presently allowed to ride blue number-plated vehicles within the parameters of municipal jurisdictions in otherstates […]

FDI in Myanmar hotel and tourism projects soar to US$2,918.5252m

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Myanmar hotel and tourism projects soared to US$2,918.5252 million, it is learnt from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, there are 52 hotel projects in Myanmar, both FDI and joint investments. Singapore is on the top of the list in FDI in Myanmar hotel sector with an investment of […]