The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Golf tourism needs long drive out of bunkers

Myanmar is far from a golf tourist destination despite having many courses in different cities, said U Phyo Wai Yar Zar, vice chair of Myanmar Tourism Federation.

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Myanmar to start collecting tourism tax

Myanmar will soon impose a tourism tax on visitors to fund the country’s tourism promotion activities, the Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) said.

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Travel journal: a trip to Kawthaung

Yes, our tour guide Ye Zaw was biased. Very biased. But according to him, Myanmar’s southern islands are far more beautiful than anything Thailand has to offer.

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Myanmar registers more tourist arrivals

Tourists coming to Myanmar during the first two months of this year have increased by 22 percent over the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

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Souvenir entrepreneurs to issue cash vouchers for gems, handicrafts

The Myanmar Souvenir Entrepreneurs Association (MSEA) has obtained permission from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism to issue cash vouchers for gems and other valuable handicraft bought by tourists, who can present the vouchers at customs departments at international airports and border gateways, said the association’s chair U Than Win.

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Travellers attracted to elephant based tourism centres

The present government has banned timber extraction for a period of one year for the whole country and for 10 years for Bago Yoma hills in central Myanmar, effective from the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Mrauk-U still struggling to woo tourists

Mrauk-U, a town surrounded by hills in northern Rakhine State, is known as the ‘Stone City’. It was given the name because its 14th-century pagodas are made of stone.

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The world’s best hidden beaches? Thailand's Trang archipelago

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm.

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66 hours in Saigon

From backstreet bia hoi joints to the best banh mi – here’s how to make the most of a weekend in Vietnam’s biggest city.

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24 hours in Sydney, Australia

Weekend reporter (and Sydneysider) Nick Baker shares his ideal day in the Harbour City.

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