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Actor appointed tourism ambassador to Thailand

Top Myanmar model and actor Paing Takhon has been named the country’s tourism ambassador to Thailand by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association. Paing Takhon, who has a strong fan base in Thailand, and representatives of the association signed the deal in Yangon on Saturday. The association expects Paing Takhon to attract more Thai visitors to […]

Tour operators barely surviving due to “incredibly shaky” demand

Small tour operators are on the verge of collapse as market demand in the tourism sector took a hit among Western visitors, as bookings for the impending peak season are “incredibly shaky”, according to a local company. In addition, hopes on wooing Asian investors were dashed by the now-abandoned “$1,000 in cash per tourist” entry […]

Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

Ninety percent of the coral reefs on a famous island, Cocks Comb have been damaged by the uncontrolled influx of visitors during the past two years, U Phyo Wai Yarzar, advisor of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday. adCocks Comb Island is just off the coast of Kawthaung and part […]