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Plans to develop new coastal tourism area in Yangon Region

The Yangon Region government has announced that it is planning to upgrade the Sel Ein Tan coastal area near Letkhokkon Beach in Kungyangon township to become a tourist destination, the region’s tourism officials say. “Some Yangonites are already going to Sel Ein Tan to escape city life and to to eat sea food. While infrastructure […]

Public video contest aims to boost Myanmar tourism

In the past two years, the number of tourists visiting Myanmar has dropped, so CCI France Myanmar, the French chamber of commerce, has formed a partnership with the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association to launch the #CometoMyanmar video contest to promote the country as a tourist destination. The competition is only open to Myanmar nationals and […]

Feasibility study needed for Sal Eain Tan beach, says minister

A feasibility study will be made before any investment into the tourism infrastructure of Sal Eain Tan beach two hours south of Yangon. The beach, in Kungyankon Township, and located near the now dilapidated Letkokkon beach resort built by the military government in the 1990s, has become a popular weekend getaway for Yangonites in recent […]

Myanmar Unveils New Tourism Branding

YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After five years, Myanmar is replacing its tourism branding — Let the Journey Begin — with “Be Enchanted”. The new brand portrays Myanmar as a friendly, charming, mystical and as-yet-undiscovered destination. “Be Enchanted” the tagline is as much a promise as it is an invitation. It’s realization. It’s […]

Myanmar opens up Mogok town further for tourism

MYANMAR’S long-secluded town of Mogok, renowned for ruby mines and gem markets, is emerging as a popular tourist destination as the process of gaining authorisation to visit the town becomes easier. The mountain town had been off-limits to visitors for decades until the government allowed limited access in the mid-1990s. Permits were difficult to come […]

Uneven development stifling Myanmar

Anyone arriving today at Mingaladon Airport and driving toward the center of Yangon would find it hard to imagine that just a few years ago Myanmar was an isolated country – poor, underdeveloped and labeled by the US as an “outpost of tyranny.” At the start of the 21st century there were few cars on […]

Airlines Scramble to Land in Myanmar, but Visas Still up in the Air

BANGKOK — Foreign airline companies big and small are falling over one another in a battle for landing rights in Myanmar to tap into Southeast Asia’s new and rapidly rising tourist destination. Myanmar may still be a long way behind its neighbor Thailand in visitor numbers, but since President U Thein Sein began opening up […]