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Myeik Tour Companies Accused Of Failing To Take Responsibility After Deadly Boat Accident

The speedboat sliced across a calm, glimmering sea late last month around three hours after leaving the jetty at the emerging tourist destination of Myeik, southeastern Myanmar. It was a picture of paradise, complete with an azure sky, that tour operators hope will draw more local and international travellers in the coming years despite recent […]

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 […]

Tour operators, timber company see bright future for elephant tourism

The government-run Myanma Timber Enterprise had earned about K430 million (US$325,535) since it began operating 18 elephant conservation-based tourism camps around the country two years ago. The government has banned timber extraction for a period of one year for the whole country and for 10 years in Bago Yoma Hills in central Myanmar, effective from […]

Myanmar recognises outbound travel

ANGON, 9 February 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says the government will begin issuing licenses for outbound tour operators starting this month. The ministry director, Myo Win Nyunt, told the Irrawaddy media that the ministry issued the regulations for outbound tour companies 1 February. It means that travel companies can now apply for […]

Investors want a stake in Yangon boom

YANGON, 24 January 2014: Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says international investors are eyeing opportunities in Myanmar tourism especially in the hotel business. Ministry of Hotels and Tourism director general, Aung Zaw Win, told local media that many European and Asian investors have now registered their interest in the hotel industry. “Thailand which is already […]