YANGON, 13 December 2018: The owner of a hotel on Myanmar’s Inle Lake has dropped the Best Western brand reverting to the hotel’s original identity ‘Thousand Island Hotel’. The 42-room city hotel, facing the river’s long-tail boat wharf, opened in...
YANGON, 13 December 2018: The Myanmar government has introduced a new regulation that makes it easier for Indian tourists to visit the country. Effective 1 December Indian nationals can now enter Myanmar using the visa-on-arrival (VOA) channel at Yangon, Mandalay...
YANGON, 11 December 2018: Southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region, a narrow strip down to the nation’s southern tip, recently unveiled plans to boost growth through responsible tourism. Once part of the Siam and Thai kingdoms, and now sharing a land border...
YANGON, 23 November 2018: From grumbling neighbours to witty memes of the Buddha imploring a man with speakers to "stop your noise", the cacophony around Myanmar's annual Tazaungdaing festival is revving up debate over the modern racket accompanying religious...
YANGON, 16 November 2018: Two Chinese airlines are currently introducing new services to Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital. China’s low-cost airline 9 Air has introduced a new service from Guangzhou to Yangon late October The airline concentrates on domestic services having just...
MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar 15 November 2018: The 72-room Hotel Suggati officially opens 15 December in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Located next to the Salween River, the waterfront property will be positioned as a three-star hotel for business and...

Awards backfire on Suu Kyi

YANGON, 14 November 2018: Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support...
YANGON, 31 October 2018: More hotels are on the way in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, despite a sluggish tourism performance over the last two years due to the on-going Rohingya crisis. Developers at the luxury end of the market appear...
YANGON, 26 October 2018: Just weeks before Myanmar’s peak season kicks in, early November, airlines say they will maintain current domestic fares. Myanmar Times reported that airlines flying domestic services have no option, but to hold fares, despite steep increases...
YANGON, 28 August 2018: Hotels continue to open in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon, despite telltale signs of a drop in international passengers flying to the gateway city. According to a recent CAPA market summary, “Myanmar has not lived up to...