The Myanmar Times
Friday, 24 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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First domestic GMA flights scheduled

New low-cost carrier Golden Myanmar Airlines is expected to begin flights between Yangon and Mandalay following a recent test flight.

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Dragonair to begin Hong Kong-Yangon route

Budget carrier Dragonair will begin offering four flights a week between Hong Kong and Yangon on January 9.

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Four hotels in Myanmar awarded Agoda’s Gold Circle

Hotel booking site Agoda has recognised four Myanmar hotels “for their commitment to online revenue management”.

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Myanmar's visa-on-arrival set to accommodate 22 European countries

The Ministry of Immigration plans to expand a visa-on-arrival program to citizens of 22 European countries.

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'Lean and mean' domestic airline set for Mandalay

The domestic air market is set for a dramatic shakeup, with a new entrant planning to offer one-way fares to Mandalay for as little as K27,000.

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A Myanmar girl wanders Kathmandu

I still have vivid memories of the moments during which I stood gazing at the beautiful Himalayan mountain scenery.



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Travel association vote postponed until March

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has instructed the Union of Myanmar Travel Association to postpone an election scheduled for December 2 until March 2013, a ministry spokesperson said last week.

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Rakhine violence does not stall Myanmar's tourism

Though hopes of developing tourism in Rakhine State suffered a blow, Myanmar's tourist industry has seen few or no ill-effects.

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At Inle, the best seats in the house

When I arrived in Myanmar, I planned our 27 days of travel so that we could see the famous leg rowers and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, one of the largest Buddhist celebrations in the country.

 

 

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