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Myanmar Woos China, Southeast Asian Tourists

Myanmar is shifting its tourism focus towards China and South-East Asia markets after Western and European tourist inflow witnessed a decline due to recent turmoil in northern Rakhine State. “We will focus on the countries which have good relations with Myanmar for tourism promotions, such as China, South Korea, Japan and ASEAN,” U Yan Win, […]

Angkor-Bagan direct air-link will start in April 2018

STATE-owned Myanmar National Airlines will operate a direct air-link between Angkor Wat and Bagan as the part of the Cambodia-Myanmar “two countries, one destination” campaign to be implemented in April 2018. U Thet Lwin Toh, chairman of Union of Myanmar Travel Association, said last week that discussions are still in progress to launch the service. […]

Tanintharyi Tourism Committee Seeks IFC Infrastructure Support

A tanintharyi development committee, operating under the tourism ministry and chaired by local tycoon Serge Pun, is seeking assistance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the upgrade of infrastructure in Myeik archipelago to boost sustainable tourism, a committee member told The Myanmar Times. The Myeik archipelago is made up of a cluster of more than 800 largely […]

Government, hotels pressure local officials over sand mining

The government, hoteliers and civil society are stepping up the pressure on Thandwe authorities to curb rampant sand mining at Myanmar’s premier beach destination, Ngapali. Tourism sources close to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism say President U Thein Sein is aware of the issue, and has ordered action to be taken against companies that […]

Dagon: the new property darling of Yangon

As the international eye of investment turns to Myanmar, the correlating influx of both expats and Myanmar professionals are finding a home on the outskirts of Yangon in the new Dagon townships. The cramped and noisy conditions, coupled with skyrocketing property prices and a dearth of car-parking, are pushing people away from downtown and turning […]

Restaurant association wins SEA Games food tender

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Athletes competing in the 27th Southeast Asia Games in Nay Pyi Taw will be served the finest food Myanmar has to offer. U Khin Aung Htun, vice chairman of the Myanmar Restaurant Association, made the pledge at a press conference called to announce […]