WASHINGTON, 9 March 2018: The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said Wednesday it was stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award, accusing her of doing little to halt the ethnic cleansing of...
CHIANG MAI, 25 January 2018: Myanmar recorded 1.3 million tourist arrivals at its main aviation gateway Yangon International Airport, the country’s Myanmar Tourism Marketing reported at the ASEAN Tourism Forum. The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), opened at an elaborate...
YANGON, 24 January 2018: A brand new travel show will be launched to promote both inbound and outbound travel from Myanmar this July. Thailand-based ICVeX a subsidiary of Index Creative Village PCL is organising the new show. The company has been...
YANGON, 23 January 2018: A Myanmar travel agency, Beyond Boundaries, will re-launch free Yangon walk tours that showcase the history of downtown Yangon from the pre-colonial period to modern day Yangon. The popular tours were set up by Australian Gino...
YANGON, 19 January 2018: VIPs, media and travel industry leaders celebrated the recent launch of The Best of Myanmar a comprehensive and colourful book released by veteran publisher, Jaffee Yee, at an event at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. Around...
YANGON, 8 January 2018: At least five state chief ministers have sought permission to operate casinos in hotels in their respective territories according to a report by Myanmar Times, last Friday. The daily newspaper reports the chief ministers met with...

Myanmar raises minimum pay

YANGON, 4 January 2018: Myanmar is set to raise the minimum wage to around USD3.60 a day, state media announced Wednesday, as Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government struggles to project economic progress after almost two years in power. The...
YANGON, 27 December 2017: Myanmar’s iconic and revered Shwedagon Pagoda will be closed to tourists, 30 to 1 January 2018, The pagoda will close to tourists 0700 on 30 December to all foreign visitors and reopen after religious ceremonies at...
YANGON, 22 December 20217: Heritage line has introduced themed cruises in 2018 focusing on food and wellness, Both cruises are tailor-made offering special activities organised by professional culinary and wellness experts. The two cruise programmes focusing on food and wellness will...

AFP award for Myanmar reporter

HONG KONG, 21 December 2017: Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb prize for his compelling and rigorous coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar, AFP announced on Tuesday. The award recognises exceptional journalism...