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TRAVELING IN MYANMAR: 4 BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU CAN LOUNGE ON AFTER EXPLORING THE EXOTIC NATION

TRAVELING IN MYANMAR: 4 BEAUTIFUL BEACHES YOU CAN LOUNGE ON AFTER EXPLORING THE EXOTIC NATION
Source: International Business Times - (27/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar may be one of the poorest and least developed countries in Southeast Asia, but it has quickly become a sought after tourism destination -- especially since everyone is curious to find out firsthand what the formerly closed-off nation looks like. With the government pledging $500 million to develop tourism in the next few years, Myanmar could very well become the next traveling hot spot. Don’t let Myanmar’s poverty fool you. It is actually rich in natural resources and quite...


MYANMAR TURNS BORDER WITH THAILAND INTO GATEWAY FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

MYANMAR TURNS BORDER WITH THAILAND INTO GATEWAY FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS
Source: Global Post - (27/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar will on Wednesday turn four border checkpoints with Thailand into gateways for international visitors, immigration officials said Tuesday. Starting 8 a.m. Wednesday, any foreign national holding a valid passport with a valid entry visa issued by Myanmar will be allowed to enter and exit the country through the border checkpoints at Tachileik-Mae Sai, Myawady-Mae Sot, Kawthoung-Ranong and Htee Khee-Punaron, they said. Currently, for foreign nationals entering via those checkpoints,...


MYANMAR, BRAZIL AGREE TECHNICAL COOPERATION

MYANMAR, BRAZIL AGREE TECHNICAL COOPERATION
Source: Mizzima - (27/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar and Brazil have reached an agreement on technical cooperation, signifying a major step taken to boost bilateral cooperation in the sector, the official media New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. The agreement was signed by Myanmar's Ministry of Science and Technology Ko Ko Oo and Brazilian Ambassador Jose Carlos in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday. Ko Ko Oo said the signing would further cement the friendly ties between the two peoples, vowing to effectively implement the agreement which...


TRAVELING TO MYANMAR RIGHT NOW, GOOD IDEA OR BAD

TRAVELING TO MYANMAR RIGHT NOW, GOOD IDEA OR BAD
Source: Round News - (26/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar has left its olden days. With sanctions are being lifted, the Myanmar currency ‘Kyat’ going up to 818 for one US dollar along with the recent opening to the hitherto hermetic country is showing great potential to become the next hot spot in the book of travel. With investors flying in, local people will get an easier environment for business. Also moral reservations harbored in the minds of international visitors will soon dissipate. Last few months, Myanmar’s name has grabbed the...


MYANMAR A CHANGING LAND OF MANY WONDERS

MYANMAR A CHANGING LAND OF MANY WONDERS
Source: Windsor Star - (26/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

In this land of many wonders , even attentive travellers risk missing unique opportunities. Or at least so it was with us during a tour by boat of Inle Lake, where villages, religious sites and workshops rise from the water amid floating gardens of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Since just after dawn, we three friends had marvelled at the natural beauty of the lake and its distant cloud-covered mountains. We'd analyzed the one-leg rowing technique used by fishermen and the friendly...


TOURISM INDUSTRY WORKS TO EDUCATE AS FOREIGN VISITORS TO BURMA RISE

TOURISM INDUSTRY WORKS TO EDUCATE AS FOREIGN VISITORS TO BURMA RISE
Source: Irrawaddy - (23/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Tourism industry stakeholders say awareness is key if Burma is to handle an expected influx of tourists—and the environmental and social impacts that they will bring—in a way that preserves the country’s rich natural and cultural heritage. According to data compiled by Burma’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the number of tourists entering the country has risen from over 800,000 in 2011 to more than 900,000 last year. The ministry hopes to draw one million travelers to the country this...


ROOM TO GROW IN MYANMAR

ROOM TO GROW IN MYANMAR
Source: MENAFN - (15/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Menafn - Bangkok Post - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --More international hotel chains are being attracted to Myanmar, where hotel rooms are in short supply but demand is brisk. Glenn De Souza, the vice-president for international operations in Asia and the Middle East for the US hotel brand Best Western, said Myanmar still needs international-standard hotels and standardised hospitality services. With Myanmar opening up to the world, its tourism is flourishing, but...


MYANMAR RACES AGAINST THE CLOCK TO BUILD AIRPORTS AND HOTELS

MYANMAR RACES AGAINST THE CLOCK TO BUILD AIRPORTS AND HOTELS
Source: SKIFT - (14/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Private airlines are proliferating in Myanmar, hoping to capitalise on a tourist and business travel boom, and demand from upcoming international events such as the SEA Games in December and Asean meetings next year. Besides national carrier Myanmar Airways International , there are seven local airlines, and just last week four new ones were given permission to start operations, Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said over the weekend. But there will be no place to park...


MYANMAR ABOUT TO UPGRADE HOTEL INFRASTRUCTURE

MYANMAR ABOUT TO UPGRADE HOTEL INFRASTRUCTURE
Source: Travel Daily News - (14/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

MYANMAR - The ministry has estimated around 2 million foreign travelers will visit Myanmar. In addition, Myanmar will host the 27th SEA Games at the end of this year and so tourist arrivals will increase more than ever. The Myanmar News Agency reports: “We were not able to judge hotels’ standard this year. But, we have a plan for upgrading them this month. We are going to inspect the hotels together with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. We are going to do this work dividing into two...


U.S COMPANIES SEEK TO INVEST IN MYANMAR HOTEL INDUSTRIES

U.S COMPANIES SEEK TO INVEST IN MYANMAR HOTEL INDUSTRIES
Source: Eleven - (13/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

American companies are looking to invest in Myanmar's hotel industry after representatives from Brownstone Furniture met with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Wednesday. Former US Congressmen Mr. Jim Webb and Mr. Christopher Kingsley from Brownstone Furniture met with Minister of Hotel and Tourism Htay Aung to discuss possible hotel projects in Bagan, Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin. Nearly 1.06 million tourists visited Myanmar last year and the figure increased by about 30 percent from 2011....


INTERNATIONAL HOTEL BRANDS SIGN ON FOR YANGON: JLL

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL BRANDS SIGN ON FOR YANGON: JLL
Source: TTG Asia - (13/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

THE number of international standard rooms in Yangon is set to soar within the next four years as brand-name hotel groups enter the as-yet untapped Myanmar market, predicts Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Hotel Group in its recent Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Report: Spotlight on Yangon publication. While Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels & Tourism counted 9,110 hotel rooms in the city, JLL estimated that only 1,500-2,000 were of international standard due to previous economic sanctions that kept European...


US BUSINESSMEN TO INVEST IN MYANMAR HOTEL SECTOR

US BUSINESSMEN TO INVEST IN MYANMAR HOTEL SECTOR
Source: Mizzima - (09/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism announced that American businessmen have offered to invest in the hotel sector as privately owned enterprises or joint ventures with Myanmar partners. The announcement was made after Senator Jim Webb, Christopher Kingsley from Brownstone Furniture and special delegates met with U Htay Aung, Minister of Hotels and Tourism. The Americans have expressed interest to invest in Yangon, Pyin Oo Lwin and Bagan, to accommodate the growing number of visitors to...


NEW AND IMPROVED AIRPORTS NEEDED AS BURMA’S TOURISM GROWS, OFFICIALS SAY

NEW AND IMPROVED AIRPORTS NEEDED AS BURMA’S TOURISM GROWS, OFFICIALS SAY
Source: Irrawaddy - (09/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be upgraded, while a new international airport—expected to rival other major Southeast Asian hubs such as Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Singapore’s Changi in size—will be built at...


MYANMAR’S OUTBOUND TRAVEL GROWS

MYANMAR’S OUTBOUND TRAVEL GROWS
Source: TR Weekly - (09/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism officials say Myanmar tourists are making more trips to neighbouring countries and Asia, than ever before. According to local news report, the ministry’s director general, Aung Zaw Win, said the number of Myanmar nationals travelling overseas has now reached over 380,000 a year. “In 2011, around 900 travelled abroad daily. And in 2012, the daily number reached about 1,000. Now, it averages around 380,000 annually.” The number has increased dramatically...


MYANMAR TO EASE OVERLAND TRAVEL

MYANMAR TO EASE OVERLAND TRAVEL
Source: TR Wekly - (09/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar’s Ministry of Information says the country will allow visitors to cross the border at Tachilek, Myawady and Kawthaung from points in Thailand without having to return through the same checkpoint. No firm details are available on the introduction dates but officials said it would be active before the end of the year. According to local media report, it will encourage more foreign visitors to use land checkpoints by allowing them the freedom to enter and exit at different...


CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROMOTES TOURISM

CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROMOTES TOURISM
Source: TR Wekly - (09/08/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Japan and Myanmar will cooperate to build cultural links and support the growth of tourism between the two countries. According to local news report, Culture Minister U Aye Myint Kyu said cultural heritage plays an important role in promoting tourism between the two countries. “Currently, only 10,000 Japanese travellers visit Myanmar, but it could grow to as many as a million in the future,” he said. Myanmar and Japan are cooperating in culture, with Japanese culture shows visiting the...


MYANMAR’S TOURISM ACCELERATES

MYANMAR’S TOURISM ACCELERATES
Source: TR Wekly - (31/07/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Myanmar’s tourism is on a roller coaster, accelerating in response to two years of government reforms according to Hotels and Tourism Minister, Htay Aung. Talking to local media, earlier this week, he said Myanmar’s tourism sector was opening up to foreign investment and competition, but the challenge was to manage and develop infrastructure to maintain momentum. Foreign tourists should reach 1.8 million by the end of the year with longer holiday stays, he explained. “Tourism in Myanmar...


MYANMAR’S TOURISM BOOM MEANS EVEN THE UN IS FORCED OUT OF ITS HOTEL OFFICES

MYANMAR’S TOURISM BOOM MEANS EVEN THE UN IS FORCED OUT OF ITS HOTEL OFFICES
Source: SKIFT - (31/07/2013)

Topics: Tourism

The United Nations is being forced out of billionaire Robert Kuok’s Traders Hotel in Yangon next month amid a tourism boom in Myanmar after housing various offices in five floors of the property since 2007. The UN signed its last lease for the hotel owned by Kuok’s Shangri-La Asia Ltd. in August 2012 for a final year, said Aye Win, a Yangon-based spokesman for the agency. A 10th of its 2,000 employees in the country are still in the hotel, he said. “Prices for hotel rooms are...


BURMA TOURIST ARRIVALS ARE FASTEST-GROWING IN SE ASIA

BURMA TOURIST ARRIVALS ARE FASTEST-GROWING IN SE ASIA
Source: Irrawaddy - (30/07/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Burma’s tourism sector saw the highest relative growth in Southeast Asia, with the number of foreign arrivals spiking 52 percent last year, according to a report by the UN World Tourism Organization. Despite the surging growth, Burma remains one of the region’s least-visited countries, attracting just over 1 million visitors in 2012. Southeast Asia’s tourism growth topped all Asian subregions, with arrivals rising 9 percent in 2012. Asia and the Pacific region as a whole received 234 million...


LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS INVEST IN HOTELS AND TOURISM SECTOR

LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS INVEST IN HOTELS AND TOURISM SECTOR
Source: Eleven - (24/07/2013)

Topics: Tourism

Local entrepreneurs have invested over US$ 7 billion in Myanmar’s hotels and tourism sector, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration. The total investment volume of local entrepreneurs in hotel and tourism sector was over US$ 175 billion as of June 10 this year and the current volume has reached over US$ 183 billion on July 1. So far, over US$7 billion has been invested in Myanmar within 20 days. Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted permission to...



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