Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The ministry will be setting up booths which will showcase the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Regional tourism ministers of Tanintharyi Region, Kayah, Rakhine and Kayin states would also be attending the expo to promote tourism development in their areas, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Among those that will be […]

Collier Property Report: Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago

The Can-Do spirit readies Myeik for take off Author: Tony Picon – Vice Chairman – Colliers Myanmar A strong, dynamic business community located in an area with abundant natural resources bodes well for the potential development of Myeik (formerly Mergui) both as a tourist destination supporting the beachfront islands of Myeik archipelago but more importantly […]

Myanmar’s tourism industry faces challenges

Myanmar’s tourism industry has experienced a significant decline compared to previous years. To understand the causes for this development the Global New Light of Myanmar interviewed U Thet Lwin Toe, chairman of Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. Q: May I know current situation of tourism industry? The country’s tourism sector rose in 2012 like a tsunami. […]

Number of hotels on the rise: Tourism ministry

The number of star-rated hotels, motels and guesthouses in Myanmar has reached 923, with more than 300 guesthouses in operation by the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The ministry said there are six five-star hotels, 17 four-star hotels, 83 three-star hotels, 116 two-star hotels and 102 one-star hotels […]

Yangon to get 1670 hotel rooms next year

The shortage of mid-range and high-end hotel rooms in Yangon should ease next year when 1670 new hotel rooms are slated to become available, a Ministry of Hotels and Tourism official said earlier this month. A further 1255 and 2455 rooms are scheduled to open in 2014 and 2015 respectively, U Aung Zaw Win, director […]