The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Room shortages and overpricing threaten tourism industry

A shortage of hotel rooms, plus widespread overcharging, threaten to damage the long-term future of the country’s tourist industry.



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New hotel giants eye Myanmar

Hilton, Accor and Best Western are all eyeing partners and locations in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Bagan and other locations.

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Departure forms could soon be a thing of the past

Departure forms for people leaving the country could be on the way out.

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Mandalay's stages for cultural shows in short supply

Some travel guides are complaining that there are not enough venues around the country where foreign visitors can see traditional cultural shows.

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MAI set to issue e-tickets

Passengers will soon be able to use the Myanmar Payment Union system to buy online e-tickets from Myanmar Airways International.

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Visa on arrival expanded at Mandalay airport

Citizens of another 22 countries became eligible for a visa on arrival at Mandalay International Airport.

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Air KBZ gets new aircraft with Danish financing

Domestic airline Air KBZ has added a new aircraft to its fleet with financing from a Danish firm.

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MAI to launch Bangkok flights from Mandalay

National carrier Myanmar Airways International will launch daily flights between Mandalay and Bangkok from the end of March and plans to add further services out of Mandalay, a spokesperson said last week.

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President to discuss Inle in Norway

President U Thein Sein is expected to travel to Norway in late February, with cooperation on Inle Lake conservation one of the major topics to be discussed, Norway’s charge d’affaires to Myanmar said last week.

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Myanmar's tourism industry grapples with 'scary' success

A record-breaking surge in tourism brought one million foreign visitors to Myanmar last year, the highest figure recorded.



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