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SmartComm World expands to Myanmar and North America

Singapore 18 August 2019 – SmartComm World (SCW) today announced that they have opened two new offices. SmartComm World (Americas) LLC – Americas HQ has been incorporated in Delaware, USA. Having a large domestic population that communicates in Spanish, English and Chinese, facing increasing labor cost and having large numbers of tourists visiting its shores, […]

Colliers Property Report – Upper Scale Hotel Yangon Q2 2019

  LAYING THE WAGER ON THE GAMBLING LAW: OPPORTUNITIES IN GAMING INDUSTRY   Summary & Recommendations No new completion were observed in Yangon’s upscale hotel segment during Q2 2019. Despite the surge of Chinese visitors, majority of upscale hotels continue to experience lower occupancy rates due to the downward trending number of western arrivals. Although […]

DCA starts tender process for Kawthoung airport upgrade

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) last week started a tender process for the upgrading of Kawthoung airport in Tanintharyi Region and is now calling for requests for proposals. Interested parties have until November to submit the relevant documents. The entity undertaking the upgrade must be structured as a special purpose company with at least […]

Tanintharyi to focus on tourism, property, mining

Tanintharyi Region, which is located to the far south of Myanmar bordering Thailand, is looking to attract investors in the hotel and tourism, real estate and mining industries during an investment forum the regional government is holding with the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) in October. Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) acting director general […]

US eases visa requirements for Myanmar citizens

Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the US for both business and/or tourism purposes, the US Embassy in Myanmar announced Monday. The single-entry visa is valid for three months and there is no issuance fee. “Building on the growing travel between our two countries, the US Embassy […]

As West retreats, China surges in Myanmar

Myanmar’s ethnic turmoil and political uncertainties are keeping Western investors and tourists away, as the Rohingya refugee crisis has once again made the country a pariah byword for grave human rights abuses. At the same time, China has emerged as the largest investor in Myanmar’s commercial center Yangon, accounting for 65 of 113 approved foreign […]

Despite world heritage status, Bagan’s future far from assured

BAGAN, Mandalay Region—Wandering along an unmarked dirt road in the freshly World Heritage-listed ancient city of Bagan in upper Myanmar almost always yields some sort of surprise. You may bump into a cluster of centuries-old red brick buildings, or a lone temple with unique architecture whose interior rewards visitors with the sight of murals dating […]

Number of Salon people in Myeik archipelago becoming less and less

There are only 1786 Salon people in Myeik archipelago and government must made effort to protect them and their survival according to Salon people. Salon people or sea gypsies are now mostly be seen in Myeik district, and Kawthaung district in southern Taninthayi Region. The number of Salon people is gradually decreasing as well as […]

Invitation for Tenders – Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials, Deadline : 14th August, 2019

REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF HOTELS AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM PROMOTION Invitation for Tenders In conformity to the Tenders Guidelines of Myanmar government, Directorate of Hotels and Tourism under the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism would like to invite proposals for “Making Design for Tourism Promotional Materials such as Destination brochures, […]

Chinese tourism in Myanmar growing, while industry still adapts

YANGON—Chinese arrivals in Myanmar have increased by nearly 200,000 over the last year thanks to Myanmar’s relaxed visa stipulations, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Myanmar received 320,882 Chinese travelers from January through June, an increase of 187,185 compared to the same period last year. Japanese and Korean arrivals in Myanmar also increased […]