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  • Myanmar: 50 tourists stranded in Hsipaw following rebel attacks on Myanmar military

    Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019

    More than 50 foreign travellers have become stranded in the town of Hsipaw in State following rebel attacks on Myanmar military outposts and police security stations in the state’s Naung Cho Township and Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin Township on …

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  • Despite Western condemnation tourism arrivals in Myanmar on the rise

    Published on : Friday, July 26, 2019

    Despite international condemnation tourist arrivals in Myanmar are on the rise. The growing debate over a tourism boycott is vexing tourists, and the Rohingya exodus obviously contributed to a downturn in the arrival of tourists from European and western countries. …

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  • Myanmar delegation visits Delhi for better tourism connectivity

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    In a bid to boost bilateral ties, including tourism, a delegation of Myanmarese officials visited New Delhi on Monday.   Myanmar ambassador to India, Moe Kyaw Aung, who led the delegation, said, “We have very good relations between India and …

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  • Myanmar hosted China tourism & culture week

    Published on : Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    On Monday, the China Tourism and Culture Week were introduced in Yangon, with the target of intensifying exchanges and cooperation in tourism and culture along with friendship promotion between people of the two countries.   While speaking at the opening …

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  • Myanmar permits visa-on-arrival , 6 more countries included

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

       From October 1, Myanmar will be granting visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning Oct. 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. …

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  • Centara Hotels & Resorts signs MOU with KMA hotels for six Myanmar Hotels

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Centara Hotels & Resorts and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to begin the development and renovation of 6 hotels located at some of Myanmar’s most …

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  • Myanmar experiences major rise in tourist arrivals in the first 3 months of 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    In the initial three months of this year, tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 1.136 million. This was up 208,162 or 22.4 percent from the same period last year, as per the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Tuesday.   The major …

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  • First three months of 2019 shows increase in tourist arrivals in Myanmar

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism  tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 1.136 million in the first three months of 2019. This was  up 208,162 or 22.4 percent from the same period last year.     Due to the …

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  • Myanmar Voyages eager to cash in on tourism boom

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    Due to the projection that tourism will become a key driver of Myanmar’s economic growth in the next two years, Myanmar Voyages Co., the leading destination management company in the country, is eager to cash in on the tourism boom, …

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  • IndiGo plans to begin its services from China, Vietnam, Myanmar and other countries

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Indian budget carrier IndiGo is looking China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia, among other countries, as the airline embarks on expanding its international network.     In a communication to employees on Monday, IndiGo’s CEO Ronojoy Dutta said that the …

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  • Myanmar combats drop in European arrival with VOA

    Published on : Saturday, January 19, 2019

    To make progress from declining European arrival numbers, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT) of Myanmar is keen to provide visas on arrival (VOA) to countries in the region.   Acting director-general of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, …

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  • Myanmar mulls using digital marketing to develop tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    In a bid to attract visitors from Hong Kong and Macao, Myanmar is planning to implement digital marketing to develop the country’s hotels and tourism sector, especially to increase promotional work, as per a Myanmar News Agency report.   Myanmar …

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  • Aung La Nsang appointed as tourism ambassador of Myanmar

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Aung La Nsang “the Burmese Python” has been appointed as Myanmar’s tourism ambassador by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in a move to support the country’s tourism sector.     Aung La, a Myanmar born Kachin ethnic and two-division …

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  • Hotel Suggati to debut in Mawlamyaing, Myanmar

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Hotel Suggati is set to open on Dec. 15, 2018 in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon state. The 72-key, five-story hotel is designed by US-based architect Daniel West. It’s a waterfront property offering panoramic view of the Thanlwin [Salween] …

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  • Guangzhou opens first low-cost direct air route to Yangon

    Published on : Monday, October 29, 2018

    The first low-cost direct air route connecting Guangzhou city in south China and Yangon, Myanmar opened. It is announced that this is a Guangzhou-based low-cost airline.     This is the second international air route 9 Air, a subsidiary of …

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  • WTTC: UK is fifth most powerful travel and tourism nation

    Published on : Friday, September 28, 2018

    The power ranking conducted by the World Travel and Tourism Council ranked UK as the world’s fifth most powerful country for travel and tourism.     The council combined the growth over the past seven years in tourism contribution to …

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  • Myanmar swaps its old tourism branding with new one

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    After five years, Myanmar has swapped its “Let the Journey Begin” tourism branding with “Be Enchanted”.   The new brand was developed keeping in mind the current awareness of Myanmar as a tourist destination, comparing it with a range of …

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  • Biz Fair takes off with 70 participants at Siem Reap

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    The opening day of the Biz Fair at Siem Reap was attended by more than 70 Cambodian and international companies. The Biz Fair is taking place in Siem Reap on September 3-4 and in Phnom Penh on September 5-6.   …

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  • Myanmar dam breach floods 100 villages, evacuates 50,000

    Published on : Thursday, August 30, 2018

    At least one person is missing and nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated after the sluice gates of a dam in central Myanmar burst, flooding around 100 villages on Wednesday morning.   State media has reported that the Swar Chaung …

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  • Myanmar takes a new turn to delight its travellers

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Today after over a century after he wrote this quote, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight the travellers. Myanmar was known as Burma prior to 1989; the name was changed during the Military rule. In the year 2015, …

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