AmaWaterways Celebrates Inaugural Voyage of AmaPura in Myanmar

On Nov. 24, 2014, AmaWaterways, the world’s leading river cruise line, celebrated the inaugural sailing of its new 56-passenger all-suite AmaPura. Kristin Karst, the line’s executive vice president and co-owner, met travelers in Yangon to embark on the ship’s sold-out maiden voyage along the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar. “AmaPura offers travelers an ultra-comfortable, elegant experience, […]

Prepaid Citizen Card launched for Myanmar’s travellers

A new reloadable prepaid card that is accepted by MasterCard merchants worldwide has been launched with the Myanmar traveller in mind. Developed by 2C2P, a Singapore-based payment services provider, and Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB), the card comes with an optional smartphone app for both iOS and Android platforms that allow cardholders to manage transactions in […]

Dispatch: Sanctuary Ananda Lifts the Standards on the Irrawaddy

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=””></img></a> The Irrawaddy River winds across the dusty Central Plains of Myanmar passing thousands of golden stupas and pagodas: the residue of lost kingdoms and British colonial schemes. Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, destinations that are traditionally more familiar with backpackers have in recent years grown increasingly popular with luxury travelers. Though Myanmar […]

Accor hotels set for further expansion

French hotel group Accor is set to expand its Myanmar presence with three budget properties, following its return to the country in 2013. The group will manage two properties in Yangon and one in Bagan under its Ibis brand, according to Accor’s local partner, property developer U Thant Zin Tun, a key member of Myanmar […]

Kempinski’s property to open in November

Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel company, is banking on activities that Nay Pyi Taw will attract in the years to come, which would ensure success for its first property in the capital city. To start welcoming guests on November 1, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw expected that the first clients would be delegates to […]

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Is tourism a force for good?

As resort developers sense the money to be made in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, Nigel Richardson sails around its 800 islands and realises what is at stake In Biggles Delivers the Goods our eponymous goggled hero flies north over the Andaman Sea on a mission to thwart the Japanese: “To the right, the horizon was defined […]

Smart Software Solutions for Myanmar’s Growing Hotel Industry

Since international sanctions were lifted and socio-economic reforms introduced in 2011, Myanmar has been witnessing a boost in its hospitality industry; Tourism is growing at an impressive pace and as the number of tourist visiting the country increase, so do the number of hotels coming up across this South East Asian nation. With unexplored and […]

Foreign Investors Rethink Enthusiasm on Myanmar’s Aviation Sector

ANA’s Cancellation of Deal With Asian Wings Exemplifies Fading Interest YANGON, Myanmar—Once thought to be one of Myanmar’s most promising sectors, aviation is losing its shine with foreign investors, offering a window into the slowdown in investment into the country. With the number of visitors to the country expected to hit a record three million […]

More than a thousand hotels in Myanmar

Hundreds of additional hotel rooms have been unveiled in Myanmar in the past four months, through the addition of 59 new hotels, according to the Tourism and Hotels Ministry. The ministry’s data showed that at the end of July, the number of hotels nationwide rose to 1,019, compared with 960 in March. The combined number […]

Govt approves bid to upgrade Mandalay Airport

A proposal to upgrade Mandalay International Airport has been approved by the government and submitted to the Myanmar Investment Commission, said Win Swe Htun, director general of the Civil Aviation Department. The department has concluded formal talks between Mitsubishi-Jalux and its Myanmar partner SPA Project Management, the consortium that last year won the tender to […]