Chief Minister calls for systematic maintenance of Smart Island in Myeik archipelago

The smart island of this kind in the Myeik archipelago is unique and rare in the world so conservation is necessary, said Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Myint Maung. The smart island also called Parpant island located in Kyunsu Township, Myeik District, has two different beaches—one full of white sand and the other full of colourful […]

Sri Lanka to launch direct flights to Myanmar to boost tourism this year

COLOMBO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka will establish air links with Myanmar this year to boost tourism, including travels for medical and religious purposes, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Friday. The announcement on air connectivity between the two countries was made after a meeting was held among Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary […]

Ngapali hotels reopen to small turnout

A small number of hotels and resorts in Ngapali beach have reopened their doors but the response has been disappointing. Five establishments – Amazing Ngapali Resort, AZ Family Resort Hotel, Royal Linthar Lodge, Kyaw Myanmar Lodge and Htein Linn Thar Guest House – out of over 60 hotels at Ngapali beach were allowed to reopen […]

Short trips near Yangon gains popularity

Tourism companies are now offering more one-day trips near Yangon, in line with their increasing popularity. “These trips are trending in Yangon. In the past, biking and hiking trips were only sold in rural areas. Now there are more (packages for short trips) and all the places are booked,” said IJM Travel &Your’s founder Daw […]

Marine tourism to be launched in Myeik archipelagos

Myanmar’s first island based tourism will be launched in Donnyaunghami Village in the Myeik archipelagos of Thaninthayi Region in the first week of 2021. A community based tourism is also being implemented in the village in Donpaleaw Village-tract, Kyunsu Township, Myeik District. Marine tourism to be launched in Donnyaunghami Village also includes night tours. After […]

AMATA Holding to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange

AMATA Holding Public Co., Ltd. has become the seventh company to be listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange, in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Act. The stock exchange announced the listing of AMATA on December 28, allowing the company to trade shares on the mainboard. AMATA is expected to announce the listing date for […]

Tourism industry invests in tech amid COVID-19

The hospitality and tourism industry is investing more in technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, said U Than Htut, vice chair of Myanmar Hoteliers Association. “We face challenges in technology in COVID-19 crisis. We have to make more investment and changes in technology,” he said. Local conglomerate Eden Group says more investments in technology is necessary […]

Tourism revenue in Myanmar dips 80% during COVID-19

Revenue from tourism has dropped by more than 80 percent, or around US$2.3 billion, since the pandemic in Myanmar, according to a survey by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The survey covers the tourism sector together with other related sectors like international airlines, domestic transportation, food and beverage, accommodation, entertainment and culture as well […]

Colliers Property Report – Myanmar Hotel Market Report Q3 2020

Summary & Recommendations Despite calls to partially ease travel and flight restrictions amid stricter health and safety protocols, it has become clear that a full recovery is likely to be a tedious process, and the tourism industry, which contributed almost 7% of the total GDP in 2019, may not return to pre-pandemic levels, at least […]

SMEs in Myanmar struggle to survive COVID-19 pandemic

Small-and medium-sized enterprises have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an industry group in Yangon. “We plan to release data showing our members’ difficulties,” said U Min Thu, secretary of the Yangon MSME Association. Small businesses have been closed since early September, which has damaged their chances to make a profit, […]