YANGON, 16 June 2015: Myanmar new tourism law will be submitted to Parliament, later this year, with the legislation giving provincial authorities more power over tourism development. The text of the law is to be circulated for comments to the tourism...
INLE LAKE, 15 June 2015: Inle Lake has been selected as one of 20 new sites added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO. It is the first site in Myanmar to gain recognition. Myanmar Times said the International...
YANGON, 12 June 2015: Yangon Airport Police Department has created a Facebook page to offer details of flight schedules and a channel to return lost items and luggage to passengers. Myanmar Business Today identified the page as Aviation Police-YGN, claiming...
MANDALAY, 11 June 2015: Mandalay’s city officials say they wlll encourage tourism and shopping establishments to abolish plastic shopping bags and use alternatives that are more environmentally friendly. Global New Light of Myanmar media reported Mandalay City Development Committee discussed...
SINGAPORE, 1O June 2015: The 3rd annual Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference opened in Nay Pyi Taw, Tuesday, with more than 200 delegates from 15 countries according to the organisers, Sphere Conferences. Supported by Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism,...
YANGON, 9 June 2015: Myanmar Forestry Department says Inle Lake could be listed as a natural World Heritage site in UNESCO’S Man and Biosphere programme. The UN’s cultural agency is due to make a ruling at a convention to be held...
BANGKOK, 8 June 2015: Myanmar’s priority is to tap high value tourism according to a Myanmar Tourism Marketing report during a briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2015 late last week. The organisation’s marketing manager, Tin New Wynt, said...
YANGON, 4 June 2015: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines may launch a direct flight between Amsterdam and Yangon, early next year, based on an anticipated increase in tourists from the Netherlands. Myanmar Business Today quoted an official at the Department of...
YANGON, 2 June 2015: Singapore Windsor Holdings has signed a 10-year agreement with DFS Group to operate duty-free outlets at Yangon International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. DFS Group is a Hong Kong-based retailer, majority-owned by conglomerate Moët Hennessy...
YANGON, 28 May 2015: A trial run of taxi meters will take place in Yangon, this June to determine their viability in the local market. An independent company authorised by Yangon region’s Ministry of Transport will supervise the test run....