Myanmar’s Tourism Destination Dreams Fade Amid Empty Hotels

With its sweeping view of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a glittering golden stupa and Myanmar’s top cultural attraction, the Esperado Lake View Hotel should be in an enviable spot. Yet, just two years after it was built, this four-star hotel sits half-empty for many months at a time, according to manager Nero Kyaw Wai. “We aren’t seeing […]

Collier Property Market Report – Ngapali Beach Hotel & Resort 22nd June 2017

Stronger investment interest surfaces in Ngapali The increasing global awareness along with the rising confidence in domestic tourism is now driving Ngapali’s (Thandwe township) hotel market to new heights. Once a sleepy town engaged mostly in farming and fishing, Ngapali is fast evolving, now recognised with international accolades as Asia’s next beach destination. In fact, […]

Tourism Ministry to Expand Arakan State’s Thandwe Airport

RANGOON — The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is looking to further expand Thandwe Airport in southern Arakan State to accept large passenger planes from international destinations and serve foreign tourists wishing to visit nearby Ngapali Beach. Hotels and Tourism Minister U Ohn Maung revealed the plan at a meeting with a local hotel business […]

Myanmar Companies Ramping up Tourism Industry

YANGON — Leading companies in Myanmar are building up the tourism industry in a bid to capitalize on the increasing number of foreign visitors to the Southeast Asian country since democratic reforms took place. First Myanmar Investment signed an agreement in October with its Singapore-listed affiliate Yoma Strategic Holdings and other companies, including SHC Capital Asia, […]

Luxury development to launch in Myanmar’s Ngwe Saung

A NEW mixed-use development is coming to Ngwe Saung’s shores by end-2017, where it will raise luxury standards, room inventory and tourism infrastructure. Developed by Karaweik Coast, a joint venture company by Hong Kong-based H&CO Real Estate Holdings and Myanmar’s Mya Bay Development Company, the project will come with 512ha of hotel space along 8km […]

Monsoon hits Mandalay’s tourism

Popular destinations in Mandalay have seen a significant decline in the number of tourists arrivals this month, as the monsoon season has arrived. The wet season runs from May to September. “Visitor numbers have declined during May. Yet, tourists from Thailand and China visit Mandalay almost every day. In the past years, boat drivers had […]

Airlines rely on local customers

Domestic airlines mainly depend on local travellers as tourist arrivals decline during the rainy season, sources say. Myanmar has 10 domestic airlines including Air Bagan, Air KBZ, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways and Golden Myanmar Airlines. Most cater services to serve tourism, flying round the main tourist destinations like Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. The monsoon season […]

Hot air ballooning comes to Mrauk U, Ngapali Beach in Myanmar

ORIENTAL Ballooning Company is expanding into two new destinations this year, Mrauk U and Ngapali Beach, as business continues to be brisk with the continuous growth of tourist arrivals to Myanmar. Operations manager Ni Ni Khaing told TTG Asia e-Daily that hot air balloon flights will take off in Ngapali Beach and Rakhine state’s Mrauk […]

Myanmar plans to invite foreign investments in Thandwe Hotel Zone Project

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar government is planning to invite foreign investments to invest in the Thandwe Hotel Zone Project in Rakhine State so as to make it a perfect tourism destination in the western part of Myanmar, said Aung Zaw Win, Director General at the Ministry […]

Balloon adventures set for takeoff in Mandalay

Eager adventurers will soon have the chance to enjoy an aerial view of Mandalay from a hot air balloon starting this October, a newly launched company says. Oriental Ballooning plans to launch the service on October 25, with daily, pre-sunrise services through to at least the end of March – weather permitting. “There was no […]