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.
"Starting this month, new arrivals can visit the airport's information counter, where staff members will arrange hotel reservations for anyone who has not already booked rooms in Yangon," the spokesperson said.
"Visitors can ask at the counter about bookings as well as updated room rates, and they don't need to pay a commission for hotel reservations," she said, adding: "We can also try booking rooms at hotels in Mandalay and Bagan at the traveller's request."
Staff at the information counter will make reservations by calling hotels directly, and payment will be made directly to the hotel by the traveller.
The managing director of Panda Hotel, Dr Nay Zaw Aung, said he now sends update room rates to the airport's information counter.
"It's a good service for travellers. If we have rooms available, we usually give them to the information counter when they call us," he said.
In May the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism started distributing pamphlets at the airport that showed ratings, room rates, addresses and contact information for hotels in Yangon.