The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Room rate dispute harming industry

The tourism industry’s pricing war – which has operators and hoteliers at loggerheads over soaring hotel room rates – is damaging the industry’s reputation, industry experts say.


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Agents, hotels must look at the long-term picture

It is the time of year when travel agents and hotels start discussing contracts for the coming high season. This year, however, the negotiating balance has shifted considerably towards the hotels.


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A worthy destination for pilgrims

Myanmar is full of destinations for pilgrimage tours, most of them important pagodas where Buddhists travel in large numbers to pray and pay homage.



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