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New GMs for Hotel G in Yangon, Singapore

Hotel G Yangon has welcomed a new cluster general manager, Serge Rigodin, who will also lead the nearby Inya Lake Hotel. A native of Grenoble, France, Rigodin has managed a number of other GCP Hospitality properties, most recently the 308-room Hotel G Singapore. Prior to Singapore, Rigodin was director of residences at Embassy House, a […]

Angkor-Bagan direct air-link will start in April 2018

STATE-owned Myanmar National Airlines will operate a direct air-link between Angkor Wat and Bagan as the part of the Cambodia-Myanmar “two countries, one destination” campaign to be implemented in April 2018. U Thet Lwin Toh, chairman of Union of Myanmar Travel Association, said last week that discussions are still in progress to launch the service. […]

Cambodia, Myanmar to promote ancient temples

Cambodia and Myanmar have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the flow of national and third-country tourists to the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap and to the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar. The agreement was penned on Saturday by Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Onh Maung, Myanmar’s Minister of Hotel and Tourism, […]

Myanmar, Cambodia form pact to push Angkor-Bagan packages

The tourism ministries of Myanmar and Cambodia are drawing up a joint action plan to market packages that combine both destinations. A campaign with the “two countries, one destination” slogan will be rolled out, incorporating a series of heritage-focused tourism packages that include Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Further details on […]

Two countries, one destinations” campaign to be established for Bagan and Siem Reap

Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism is pushing forward with the implementation of a “two countries, one destination” campaign that hinges on establishing direct flights between the historic cities of Bagan and Siem Reap. The campaign’s single-visa programme would allow tourists holding either a Myanmar or Cambodia visa to travel directly between the two countries without the […]

Thai AirAsia adds Mandalay flight

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is to introduce a second daily flight from Bangkok to Mandalay to meet stronger demand. The additional service will commence on March 17, expanding the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) footprint in the emerging travel market. Santisuk Klongchaiya, commercial director for TAA, said the airline’s services to Myanmar have grown in popularity as Thais […]

Thai Investors Lured to Open Airline, Hotel Projects in Myanmar, Cambodia

Thai investors are being encouraged to open airline and hotel projects to support tourist industry in Myanmar and Cambodia, said Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Korbkarn Watanawrangkura. Myanmar and Cambodia have launched promotional campaigns in competition with Thailand to draw more visitors than ever from around the globe. But large-scale investment projects, especially in airline […]

Thai tourism firms urged to look into Myanmar and Cambodia

Thai tourism and hospitality businesses are being urged to tap into Myanmar and Cambodia to cash in on growing tourism in the two neighbouring countries. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said Myanmar and Cambodia were in dire need of tourism-related investment and hospitality knowledge from Thailand to upgrade their tourism destinations. Cambodia’s tourism minister […]

HK Express to fly to Myanmar

HK Express, a budget airline based in Hong Kong, will launch flights from Hong Kong to Yangon and Mandalay, next February. According to the airline’s website, it will operate four flights weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to Yangon, starting 17 February. The inaugural flight to Mandalay is scheduled for 21 February with two […]

Air China to launch Beijing-Yangon, Chengdu-Kunming-Yangon services

BEIJING, China – Air China plans to inaugurate Beijing-Yangon and Chengdu-Kunming-Yangon services on March 30. Yangon, the city for pilgrimage, the “City of Peace” which oozes immense oriental charms, will be within easy reach. At the end of 2013, Air China introduced nonstop services from Beijing to Chiang Mai and Siem Reap, and in 2014, […]