The Myanmar Times
Monday, 21 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Inle Lake "not ready" for tourism boom

Inle Lake is not well prepared for expected growth in tourism, international experts say, following a rapid rise in visitor numbers to the site over the past few years.


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Untouched islands of the Myeik Archipelago

Amaury Lorin wrestles with the travel writer's dilemma: to keep a destination a secret, or share it with readers?

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Growing pains as Myanmar hits 2 million visitor mark

Rising travel costs associated with a shortage of hotel rooms could hamper future growth, industry experts have warned.


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Defining ecotourism remains problematic

The question of how to travel responsibly in Myanmar has long loomed over the country’s tourism sector.


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Tourism ministry slow to embrace homestays

Myanmar is behind the curve on homestays, as the government does not officially allow foreigners to spend the night in the homes of villagers.

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Traversing the tropical Tatai river in Cambodia

The dramatic landscapes of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains plays host to an incredible array of wildlife, and a trailblazing ecotourism model.

 

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Feeling a little myopic at the Kachin Cultural Museum

During a recent visit to Myitkyina in Kachin State, I was invited to attend an outdoor gospel festival at which Kachin musicians performed alongside Christian singers and evangelists from Europe.

 

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Visa-free deal signed with Cambodia

Myanmar nationals can visit Cambodia for up to 14 days without a visa under a new agreement signed earlier this month.

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More to be desired in Myeik

Competition can’t come to Myanmar’s skies fast enough, writes Stuart Read, as domestic flights reach exorbitant new highs.

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Tour agency to launch airport shuttle bus

Travellers flying in or out of Yangon International Airport will be able to take a shuttle bus to and from the airport starting in August.

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