The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Foreign hotels meet cap as local prices take off

Most foreign-owned hotels in Yangon have started complying with a government order to reduce prices, following a warning from Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Tint Hsan.


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Airlines plan large foreigner fare rise

Domestic airlines insisted that fares for foreign travellers would rise about 10 percent for the coming high season, despite figures showing an average 30pc increase on the same time last year.


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Nearly killed by Lonely Planet

As a reasonably experienced traveller, I should have known better by than to trust the guidebook without also gathering some local intelligence about the wisdom of my plan.


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MAI to add Seoul, Hong Kong and Laos routes

NAational carrier Myanmar Airways International plans to launch direct flights from Yangon to Vientiane, Hong Kong and Seoul later this year, a spokesperson said last week.

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Chaungtha Beach hotels to offer rainy season discounts

Hotels at Chaungtha Beach are planning monsoon sales to attract visitors during the rainy season, an official from the Chaungtha Hoteliers Association said last week.

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Visa on arrival reintroduced from June 1

Tourists could soon be eligible for a visa on arrival, a senior Ministry of Immigration and Population official said last week, with business travellers able to access the service from June 1.

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