Passenger traffic inches up at Yangon airport

Myanmar’s biggest airport has seen a passenger increase of more than 6 percent over the last 12 months, the operator said. The increase in passengers was a result of the addition of new routes – mainly from the Chinese market – according to Yangon Aerodrome Company, operator of Yangon International Airport. Passenger traffic at the […]

Malaysian investors attracted to Myanmar despite rift over Rakhine

Investors from Malaysia say they are attracted to Myanmar’s agriculture and other industries despite the rift between the two governments since the northern Rakhine crisis. “Malaysian businesses are keen to invest in sectors such as technology, construction, manufacturing, and service in Myanmar. They showed extra interest in agriculture-based businesses,” said Gilbert Lee, president of Malaysian […]

Visa-free entry for Japan and South Korea soon

The government will grant visa-free entry to Myanmar for citizens of Japan and South Korea and give visas on arrival to Chinese tourists, U Khin Zaw, an adviser of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism told The Myanmar Times on Sunday. “On Friday, the government sent an official letter agreeing to give visa free entry […]

More travellers going abroad for Thingyan

The number of local holiday-makers who have booked vacations to foreign countries for the Myanmar New Year Thingyan Festival rose significantly compared with last year’s bookings, outbound tour operators said on Tuesday. U Htike Lun Maung, managing director of New Motion Travel and Tours, said that his company had recorded a 15 percent rise in […]