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Myanmar international passenger growth slows but China market booms

Myanmar’s aviation market has grown rapidly over the past decade, tripling in size. However, 2018 marked by far the slowest rate of growth this decade. International passenger traffic grew by only 2% as visitor numbers to Myanmar increased by less than 3%. Tourism is critical to Myanmar as inbound visitors account for most international traffic […]

Boat Builder Floats New Business to Tap Island Tourism Boom

With tourism booming in southern Myanmar, residents of Myeik in Tannitharyi Region are finding ways to benefit by filling niches in the industry. Ko Thein Zaw Min, managing director of Mergui Dolphins, one of 40 tour companies in the area, has found a way to do this by opening a boat-making workshop. The number of […]

Night markets seen to boost Yangon tourism

Plans have been put forward to make Yangon, already one of the most-visited destinations in Myanmar, even more attractive to tourists. Among the ideas brought up during a meeting last week between the regional government and business organisations in the travel industry, was the proposal that more Sunday markets and night markets be set up […]

Hilton Opens Vocational Training Centre

Hilton Worldwide has recently opened the Hilton Vocational Training Centre at the Hilton Naypyitaw in Myanmar’s capital city. The American hotel chain said the facility aims to develop the next generation of hotel operations leaders and meet the demand for young talent in the country’s booming hospitality and travel industry. The Hilton Vocational Training Centre […]

Myanmar-Thailand visa exemption a boon to both nations

IT WILL soon be easier for citizens of Myanmar and Thailand to travel between the two nations without having a visa for trips of 14 days or less, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. U Sein Oo, director of the council and treaty department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a visa exemption […]