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

Myanmar travel made less frightening

As Myanmar shuffles its way along the winding road to democratic reform, a handful global travellers have taken notice of the recent political changes, shaken off their reservations about visiting the “mysterious” destination, and descended on the country in increasing numbers.

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Ministry working on hotel star ratings

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is introducing a star rating system at hotels across the country, a ministry spokesperson said.

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Tourist, business arrivals up again in 2011, says ministry

Tourist arrivals hit a record high for the second year running in 2011, rising more than 20 percent, figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism show.



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Visitors up for 2012 Naga New Year festival

The 2012 Naga New Year festival is expected to attract more than twice as many tourists as in recent years.




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Beauty, contrast on the Ayeyarwady

During the winter months, when rainfall is scarce in Myanmar, the Ayeyarwady River retreats to its mother channel, becoming quite narrow in some areas and impassably shallow in others.


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Night market opens in Bagan

Bagan's nightlife is about as fast-paced as its horse carts but this looks set to change with the recent opening of a night market.

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New hotels open at Ngapali, Inle

A number of new resorts have recently opened their doors at Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach to cope with the influx of high-end tourists this peak season.



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Tourism board promoting new Bagan attraction

The temples of Bagan appear to now have some competition, with tourism authorities in the ancient city trumpeting a new site for tourists: a forest of native hardwood trees.

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New luxury river boat inaugurated

A luxury river boat began its first services on the Yangon River, with two packages for those looking to explore the environs of the city.



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Phone rental counter opens at Bagan airport

A Mobile phone rental service aimed at tourists has been expanded to Bagan’s Nyaung-U airport, a spokesperson from Yatanarpon Mobile Rental Service said.

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