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Myanmar VP calls for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers to the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Addressing the opening of the the Myanmar Tourism Conference in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, U Henry Van Thio urged for targeting Eastern countries of China, Japan, […]

Myanmar travellers blaze trails to new destinations for international tourists

As leisure travel picks up among Myanmar’s citizens, domestic tourism is surging and helping to plant the country’s emerging destinations on the international travel map. Domestic travel is on the rise, hitting an all-time high of more than 10 million people in 2017, according to Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win. The WTTC […]

Collier Property Report – NGWE SAUNG HOTEL & RESORT 2017

Mid-scale Hotels Dominated the Market It was not until the easing of sanctions in 2011 that the pristine coastline of Ngwe Saung gained traction from both domestic and foreign travellers. Ngwe Saung remains an attractive holiday spot for most locals, especially families based in Yangon. Demand appears to be positive with year-round hotel occupancy and […]

Myanmar Aims to Harmonise Hotel Industry, Environment

The newfound political stability in Myanmar since the peaceful transition to democracy began two years ago has led to a boom in the country’s hotel industry, buoyed by the influx of tourists. But in the rush to construct more hotels to provide accommodation for the bourgeoning tourism sector, issues related to environment and environmental conservation […]

Ayeyawady Chief Minister proposes coastal road to Rakhine

According to Ayeyawady Region’s Chief Minister Mahn Johnny, a coastal road connecting Rakhine State and Ayeywady will be paved. He confirmed the news that it will be a great contribution to safeguarding Myanmar of threats from the sea, at a press conference with journalists when he and his delegation were in Rakhine State. “Both regional […]

Proposed port and highway to align Ayeyarwady with Belt and Road

Ayeyarwady may follow Kyaukphyu and Dawei to be the next region in Myanmar to embrace a deep-sea port together with other infrastructure projects, with a feasibility of the scheme currently under progress. U Ye Lin from Myanmar Construction and Development Public Co said that a feasibility study is being carried out jointly with South Korea-based […]

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 […]

Oil and Gas Sector Needs Efficient Pipelines

The Myanmar government urged EU companies to invest in the country’s energy sector as industry insiders noted that gas exploration is one of the biggest opportunities in the power-hungry Southeast Asian country. Xavier Preel, general manager of Total E&P Myanmar, said energy and infrastructure are the two main priorities of the current government. “Our counterpart […]

Free-Fallin’ Over Yangon

Myanmar’s first parachute federation is flying into Yangon. Since the 1990s, a group of 53 free falling enthusiasts have been jumping all over Myanmar. But only now is the Myanmar Parachute Federation becoming an officially registered non-governmental organisation. The country’s first parachute organisation joined the ranks of parachuting clubs around the world on May 27 at the official […]

Myanmar’s beach destinations to watch

Myanmar’s four key beach destinations – Ngapali, Kawthaung, Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha – are emerging as up-and-coming tropical getaway spots in Asia, each with its own distinct characteristics. According to C9 Hotelworks’ new Ngapali Beach Tourism Market Review, the impact of more airlift to Ngapali’s main gateway of Thandwe last year pushed growth up 28 […]