Tourism

Myanmar to promote outbound tourism

AS MYANMAR opens up under its democratically elected civilian government, the nation recently initiated its efforts to promote outbound tourism, according to the Union of Myanmar Travel Association.

Pearls dominate tourism in Myeik

Beautiful islands in the Myeik archipelago host pearl fishing, which inhibits the development of touris

Myanmar tourist numbers slump 38%

Myanmar welcomed 2.9 million foreign tourists in 2016, a decrease by 38 per cent from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. 

In 2015, 4.68 million visited Myanmar. 

Of total visitors last year, over 1 million used the Yangon International Airport as the entry point.

Lashio waterfall has more to offer as a tourist destination

Lashio- Chauk Htat Siint waterfall in Pankhaw village in Lashio has had an increase in the number of visitors recently, yet still faces problems with litter and a lack of facilities.

“It is about 10 miles from Lashio.  As it is an earthen road, no vehicles can access it,” said a local, who visited the waterfall recently.

It is well-known via social media and is now often packed with visitors.

Myanmar looks to rebrand as a destination for foreign tourists

By KHINE KYAW 
MYANMAR ELEVEN
ASIA NEWS NETWORK
YANGON 
 
MYANMAR’S hope of becoming a travel hub in Asia would be far from a reality if the nation fails to rebrand itself as a destination for international visitors, according to a panel discussion held on Friday.  

Pagoda pilgrimage season for Ahlaung Taw Ka Tha Pa kicks off

The pagoda pilgrimage season for Ahlaung Taw Ka Tha Pa commenced on January 7, with many attendees.
 

Community tourism scheme opens

Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, tour companies, Action Aid Myanmar and the Myanmar Tourism Industry Federation, 

Tourist no-go zones unchanged: ministry

The list of no-go zones for foreigners and tourists will remain unchanged, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The Commander-in-Chief's Office and the military-controlled Ministry of Home Affairs sent a directive to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in December last year about the restricted areas where foreigners' safety cannot be guaranteed.

“The list remains the same. We cannot comment when it will be lifted. I think it will take time,” said Myint Htwe, a senior official from the tourism ministry.

Chin tourism needs govt support

Visitors to Chin State have increased each year, yet the region’s tourism needs the government’s support in order to thrive, according to the Mountain Ecosystem Conservation Association in Mindat Township.

Tourist arrivals fall by 200,000

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