Fuel prices, protectionism hobble Myanmar airline industry

Myanmar’s once lucrative airline industry is struggling to stay afloat with many carriers already halving their fares to draw more passengers. A shortage of modern infrastructure and high import bill is driving up the price of jet fuel, making it exceedingly difficult for many local airlines to keep their fleets airborne. Already, the Department of […]

India’s visa-free policy lures Myanmar tourists

Myanmar travellers to India increased by more than 10 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, apparently boosted by India’s new visa-free policy for all Myanmar visitors starting in September 2017. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the free visas for all Myanmar citizens during a visit to Myanmar last September 6. “More than 10pc growth […]

Bomb fallout hits tourism sector

Hotel and tourism-reliant businesses have begun to feel the fallout from the bombings in Yangon and across the country last week, including one at Traders Hotel, while others in the private sector are concerned about lasting damage to tourism as the country approaches the high season. With a dozen bombs found or exploded last week, […]