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Myanmar tourism pins hopes on European comeback

The Myanmar trade is taking on a more positive outlook of the European market, as they believe that the plunge in Western visitor numbers to the country due to the international media coverage of the Rakhine conflict has bottomed out. May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourism Marketing’s (MTM) chairperson is seeing signs of recovery from […]

Myanmar calls for travel support

BERLIN, 7 March 2018: Myanmar Tourism Marketing has urged European tour operators to support tourism in the country and be leaders in sustainability by continuing to engage with Myanmar. They were speaking at a press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin, Wednesday. The agency, made up of private and public sector organisation, promotes […]

Myanmar airline arrivals up

CHIANG MAI, 25 January 2018: Myanmar recorded 1.3 million tourist arrivals at its main aviation gateway Yangon International Airport, the country’s Myanmar Tourism Marketing reported at the ASEAN Tourism Forum. The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), opened at an elaborate gala dinner at Chiang Mai’s Royal Park, Rajapruek on Wednesday evening, 24 January. MTM reported […]

Myanmar Tourism Marketing Announces Nearly 400 Balloons Will Be Launched During Myanmar’s Balloon Festival Starting 29 October

YANGON, Myanmar, October 24, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – Up in the mountains of Shan state, in the east of Myanmar is getting ready for a spectacular balloon festival. It will be held between 29 October and 3 November 2017. The event will see the launch of 393 traditional made paper balloons. In a remote […]

Myanmar wants Japanese Tourists: Attending a JATA Tokyo

With its gorgeous islands in the south, pristine beaches in the west and picturesque mountains in the north, Myanmar has plenty of new, exciting destinations worth visiting and attractions awaiting to be discovered. That’s the message Myanmar Tourism Marketing is bringing to the world’s leading tourism event, JATA Tourism Expo, which kicks off today in […]

Myanmar Strikes While Visa-Free Iron is Hot

With visa exemption between Myanmar and Singapore coming into effect from December 1, Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM) held the destination’s first B2B roadshow in Singapore last Friday, intent on casting a wider net in the city-state. Myanmar’s minister of hotel and tourism Ohn Maung said: “I expect a 35 per cent increase in Singaporeans travelling to Myanmar, […]

Myanmar introduces new visa regulations

MYANMAR’s Ministry of Immigration and Population announced yesterday new visa regulations effective immediately. Under the new system, there are 12 types of entry visas: Diplomatic; official; tourist; social; journalist; crew; workshop; business; employment; religious; educational; and transit. The diplomatic visa is free and the duration offered is based on the length of duty required. The […]

Myanmar Tourism Federation sets up rep office in Tokyo

THE Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) last week opened its second overseas representative office in Tokyo, following the launch of the first one in the US earlier this year. “MTF now has a mutual agreement with the Japanese Public Diplomacy Association (PDA) with an aim to encourage the growth of Japanese travellers to Myanmar,” said Sai […]

Myanmar taps high-value tourism

BANGKOK, 8 June 2015: Myanmar’s priority is to tap high value tourism according to a Myanmar Tourism Marketing report during a briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2015 late last week. The organisation’s marketing manager, Tin New Wynt, said tourism was earlier identified as one of the top five priority sectors in Myanmar to […]