YANGON, 29 June 2017: Entrance fee for foreigners visiting Myanmar’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda will increase from 8,000 kyats to 10,000 kyats starting 1 December. Global New Light of Myanmar quoted a statement by the Shwedagon Pagoda’s board of trustees, that...
BAGAN, 8 September 2016: Bagan welcomed 160,000 visitors, January to August, an increase of 8% over the same period last year. Bagan’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism director, Than Htut Khine, told local media that the recent earthquake damaged pagodas and ancient...
YANGON, 20 December 2017: A charity founded by Pandaw River Expeditions CEO, Paul Strachan, is funding the building of its eighth free medical clinic in Myanmar. The new Pandaw Central Clinic in Bagan will help ease the burden on the...
MANDALAY, 14 June 2019: China West Air will launch a new service, 2 July, linking Chongqing in southwest China and Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city. The new three weekly flights using an A320 with 180 seats...
INLE LAKE, SHAN STATE, 5 February 2016: Myanmar's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is working with Norway's Partnership for Change (PFC) to reduce exhaust fumes and engine noise caused by tourist boats on Inle Lake. Officials hope they can “create...
NAY PYI TAW, 25 May 2015: Myanmar has launched what it calls an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy in an effort to protect and develop the sector. Global New Light of Myanmar said the strategy was introduced, last week,  at...
MANDALAY, 27 June 2016: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reports nearly 160,000 international tourists visited the former royal capital of Mandalay,  January to May, this year, an increase of 22% over the same period, last year. Global New Light...
BAGAN, 21 September 2016: Myanmar will give the green light of approval for 25 hotels in Bagan’s Archaeological Zone that were built without the permission of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture. Irrawaddy media reported that the existing laws...
YANGON, 19 September 2016: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has warned that it will take legal action against guesthouses that host foreign travellers without first applying for the appropriate licence for international business. Irrawaddy media quoted the ministry director,...
YANGON, 26 May 2016: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says nearly 1,400 hotels and guesthouses are operating in the country. However, there is still a shortage of international standard hotels in the main tourist destinations, Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. The ministry’s...