Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam pave way for tourism integration

BOKEO (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Under an MoU, 11 provinces across four countries have agreed to cooperate on tourism advertising, cross border facilities and tourism infrastructure development including tourism route connectivity, human resource development, and integration facilitation for international tourists.

Threats to South-East Asia’s treasures

South-East Asia includes at least six of the world’s 25 “biodiversity hotspots” – areas of the world with an exceptional concentration of species, which are also under serious threat.

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

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.