India begins processing free visas for Myanmar pilgrims to Bodh Gaya

Myanmar residents travelling to India could officially apply for visa-free travel at the embassy of India in Yangon starting on September 25, Bodh Gaya pilgrimage travel operators said. The move comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the granting of free visas to all Myanmar citizens when he visited Myanmar on September 6. Two […]

Thai trips expected to rise as visa-free deal comes into effect

Visa-free travel to Thailand comes into effect today, sparking a likely spike in visitor numbers, travel agents say. Following an agreement reached last month, Myanmar passport holders can now pop over to Bangkok or Phuket for a two-week trip without queuing for a visa at the Thai embassy in Yangon or showing evidence of funding. […]

Two Philippine airlines granted seats to Yangon

Direct flights from the Philippines to Myanmar will begin soon, following the former’s Civil Aviation Board recent granting of seat entitlements to AirAsia Zest and Cebu Pacific on the Manila-Yangon route. In May, the two countries reached an air service agreement allowing airlines to fly between the two destinations. Currently, Philippine nationals enjoy 14 days […]

Myanmar promotes alternative destinations to ease strain

MYANMAR is ramping up efforts to develop new destinations within the country as well as promote travel during rainy season in a bid to make its tourism industry more sustainable. While the plans fall short of offering incentives to hoteliers and travel companies to develop destinations outside of key hubs – namely Yangon, Mandalay, Inle […]