Submitted by phochan on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 14:59
Tint Thwin, the director general of the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, claims the country will attract investment in major destinations and expects 7.5 million tourists by 2019.
The Hospitality and Tourism Conference in Yangon was jointly held by the Myanmar Tourism Federation and the Singapore-based Sphere Conferences to boost visitor numbers.
The attendees pointed out the beautiful Myeik Archipelago was inaccessible because its poor infrastructure was holding back tourists.
Submitted by phochan on Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:58
Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association has announced that it would terminate the membership of companies that broke the law and report them to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Poor practice tarnished the whole industry the association said, with Tourbox Travels and Tours currently in the spotlight. The firm has been told to contact the association by July 27.
Submitted by whtut on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:40
Myanmar should reduce air ticket fares and hotel accommodation fees as the declining pound caused by Britain’s exit from the euro may have an impact on the tourism industry, entrepreneurs and organisations involved in the tourism have sector said yesterday.
Submitted by whtut on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:48
The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.
The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities have banned fish farming and auctions and will replace the foul water with new, fresh water once the fields nearby are harvested. The irrigation ministry will oversee the process.
Submitted by ttwin on Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:21
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says it will reform the process for entry of blacklisted foreigners and visa overstays in a shakeup to the tourist sector.
Ye Mon, permanent secretary at the ministry, told the Committee for Foreign Visitors: “On 4 May, the government formed the committee with officials from nine ministries to ensure the massive numbers of foreigners arriving have a smooth experience. The new government has introduced many relaxations to allow a massive boom in arrivals."