Visa-free entry for Japan and South Korea soon

The government will grant visa-free entry to Myanmar for citizens of Japan and South Korea and give visas on arrival to Chinese tourists, U Khin Zaw, an adviser of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism told The Myanmar Times on Sunday. “On Friday, the government sent an official letter agreeing to give visa free entry […]

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, […]

Myanmar to Resume Issuing Visas on Arrival to Visitors

The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population agreed to resume issuing visas on arrival (VOA) to foreign visitors after negotiating with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, a senior tourism official said. “We got initial agreement with the ministry of labor, immigration and population but the immigration department will still decide on the number of […]

Government continues to push capital as a tourism destination for event holders

The government has again announced a series of initiatives to help draw tourists to Nay Pyi Taw, including stepping up its efforts to lure foreign travellers looking for a destination to hold events and conferences. Speaking at a press conference in the capital on September 28, on the eve of World Tourism Day, U Tint […]

MHT to upgrade licenses for tour guides with over three years experience

The Ministry of Hotel and Tourism (MHT) is upgrading its tour guide license, which now can be used nationwide for those with over three years of experience in the tourism industry, it is learnt from U Tint Thwin, deputy director of MHT. The tourist guides who have over three years experience in tourism and who […]

MOHT trials transportation of foreigners via red number-plated vehicles in southern Shan State

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has informed Myitmakha News Agency that with effect from October 1, they will begin a trial of allowing foreign passengers in southern Shan State to ride rental vehicles with red number plates. Foreigners are presently allowed to ride blue number-plated vehicles within the parameters of municipal jurisdictions in otherstates […]

MoHT expands ecotourism destinations

the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced they will open up 22 regions of the country to ecotourism for both foreign and local travelers. Efforts to design the government-backed Ecotourism Plan began in 2015 in the name of developing Myanmar’s tourism sector, and are reportedly being drawn up in accordance with the relevant laws […]