10 hotels to rise in Myeik archipelago

Developers are set to construct 10 hotels in Myeik archipelago to accommodate the increasing number of number of tourists in the region, a senior tourism official said.

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The career journey of a local tour operator

When then-27-year-old U Htike Lun Maung embarked on his new adventure in tourism with little experience he had little inkling that one day he would become a successful entrepreneur and build a reputable tour company.

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Indonesia wants direct Jakarta-Yangon air links

Indonesian government is requesting Myanmar to allow direct flights connecting Jakarta and Yangon to spur tourism and business activities between both nations.

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Unlicensed domestic tour operators want to be legalised

Some 600 unlicensed domestics tour operators in the country want to apply for licenses, approved by the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, to legalise their businesses as they do not want to be associated with unscrupulous travel agents, said a tour operator’s association.

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Gaya pilgrimage more costly as visa fees rise

Tour packages for pilgrimages to Bodh Gaya, India, are expected to increase to K30,000 per person in the wake of rise in visa fees charges collected by both the Indian and Myanmar governments, a member of Bodh Gaya Pilgrimages Committee told The Myanmar Times.

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Archaeology Dept to charge commercial photographers

Photographers who take photos for advertisements, calendars and pre-weddings in Bagan will have to pay K100,000 per day, U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library in Bagan, told The Myanmar Times.

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Domestic tourism growing faster than foreign visits

Domestic tourism is on the rise. Myanmar recorded some 7.1 million domestic travellers from August 2016 to April 2017, according to U Myoe Gyi, vice chairman of the Domestic Pilgrimages and Tour Operators Association.

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Angkor Wat, Bagan to be tourist sister cities

As part of the ‘two countries, one destination’ campaign, the Myanmar and Cambodia tourism ministers will ink a Memorandum of Agreement to tie Angkor Wat and the Bagan Cultural City, said U Kyaw Swa Min, a member of Working Group Committee for Angkor-Bagan tourism cooperation.

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Cable car to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda to start in October

Visitors to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda in Mon State will soon be able to ride Myanmar’s first cable car from Yathetaung to the pagoda, U Myo Wai, a member of the Special Advisory Committee of Sky Asia company told The Myanmar Times.

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Car rallies expected to rev up tourism with Thailand

Tourism between Myanmar and Thailand is set to accelerate after the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Myanmar Tourism Marketing Committee (MTM) decided for the first time to cooperate on allowing rally cars to pass through their common border.

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