The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hotel booking available at Yangon airport

Visitors to Myanmar can now book hotel rooms in Yangon upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, according to a spokesperson at the airport's information counter.

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AirAsia plans Bagan, Nay Pyi Taw flights

Budget carrier Thai AirAsia plans to launch international flights to Bagan and Nay Pyi Taw before the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, the airline’s chief executive officer told The Myanmar Times last week.

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Hotel zones in Mandalay, Inle to open, two more in the pipeline

The Shan State government has given the green light to a 622-acre hotel zone near Ingyin village on the eastern side of Inle Lake, about 26 kilometres (16 miles) from Nyaungshwe.

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Singapore Airlines to launch daily services to Yangon

Singapore Airlines will begin daily services to Yangon on October 28 to cater to rapidly growing demand for travel to Myanmar, the airline announced last week.

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Myanma Airways orders two Embraer aircraft

State-run Myanma Airways has placed an order for two Brazilian-made aircraft to replace its ageing Fokker F-28s.



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Sittwe, Mrauk U off limits

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has banned foreign tourists from visiting some sites in Rakhine and Shan states until further notice because of instability.

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Business, FIT arrivals grow 60pc in first seven months

Myanmar welcomed almost 300,000 foreign visitors in the first seven months of the year, up 37.5 percent on the same period in 2011, figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism show.

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Myanma Airways signs ground handling deal with Dnata

State-run Myanma Airways last week inked an agreement with United Arab Emirates-based Dnata to jointly carry out ground handling services at Yangon International Airport.

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Sedona GM in trouble over rates

The general manager of Yangon’s Sedona Hotel described the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism’s decision to push for his removal as a “miscommunication and misunderstanding”.


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Andaman Resort offers special package deals

Andaman Club resort in the Myeik Archipelago will offer promotional snorkelling and golf packages in a bid to attract more Myanmar guests and offset the cost of soaring domestic airfares.


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