Category: Myanmar travel news

Myanmar travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19
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Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 10, 2020

Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed until February 2021
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Mekong Tourism Forum postponed until February 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced on Saturday, May 30th during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The ... Read More

Secret Escapes: Peter Pan Neverland
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Secret Escapes: Peter Pan Neverland

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- January 5, 2020

An Undercover Tourist and travel writer found Peter Pan Neverland. Looking for a secret escape?  You no longer have to ... Read More

Flydubai launches Dubai-Yangon flight
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Flydubai launches Dubai-Yangon flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019

Dubai government-owned budget airline flydubai celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon in Myanmar, expanding its network to include Southeast Asia. ... Read More

UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar
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UK, Australia and Canada warn citizens about possible terror attacks in Myanmar

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 28, 2019

Great Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States in advising their citizens about possible violent attacks in Myanmar. An ... Read More

Centara and KMA Group Sign HMA for a New Myanmar Resort
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Centara and KMA Group Sign HMA for a New Myanmar Resort

editor editor- September 20, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of ... Read More

AVIS Car Rental now in Myanmar
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AVIS Car Rental now in Myanmar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 5, 2019

AVIS rental car has announced its latest expansion into Myanmar to support both business and leisure travelers. The new Avis ... Read More

Over 23,000 people flee monsoon flooding in Myanmar
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Over 23,000 people flee monsoon flooding in Myanmar

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019

More than 23,000 people were forced from their homes by days of heavy monsoon rain and high river levels in ... Read More

FESTURIS Brazil: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar increase Asian representation
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FESTURIS Brazil: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar increase Asian representation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

The International Tourism Fair of Gramado (FESTURIS) continues to invest heavily in attracting international destinations. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect
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Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections ... Read More

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels
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Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and ... Read More

Hilton Hotels in Myanmar launches “CoffeeBriques” program
Hotel & Resort News

Hilton Hotels in Myanmar launches “CoffeeBriques” program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019

Hilton Hotels in Myanmar has launched a program that turns waste coffee grounds into “coffeeBriques” that can be used for ... Read More

Myanmar’s Thingyan water festival kicks off Saturday morning
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Myanmar’s Thingyan water festival kicks off Saturday morning

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019

Traditional Thingyan water festival has kicked off in Myanmar's regions and states in full swing. Yangon Region Chief Minister U ... Read More

MICE travelers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to Thailand grow
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MICE travelers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to Thailand grow

editor editor- March 7, 2019

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - Business is fine tuning its marketing strategy in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar ... Read More

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea
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Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster ... Read More

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening
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New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening

editor editor- February 13, 2019

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila,  has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation
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Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed ... Read More

Dusit International to operate Myanmar’s first ASAI-branded hotel in Yangon
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Dusit International to operate Myanmar’s first ASAI-branded hotel in Yangon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019

Thailand's hotel and property development company, Dusit International, has signed a hotel management agreement with Rich Mandalay Group of Co.,Ltd. ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region
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A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to ... Read More

Hilton Myanmar appoints GM from Belgium
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Hilton Myanmar appoints GM from Belgium

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 2, 2018

New GM for Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa and Hilton Mandalay. Hilton has announced the appointment ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented
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Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism invites: Be Enchanted
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Myanmar Tourism invites: Be Enchanted

editor editor- September 17, 2018

After five years, Myanmar is replacing its tourism branding — Let the Journey Begin — with “Be Enchanted.” Read More

Bringing Europe to Myanmar:  Best of European Cinema in Yangon
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Bringing Europe to Myanmar: Best of European Cinema in Yangon

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 17, 2018

• Free entrance to 17 award-winning films from across Europe on 21 – 30 September • Myanmar’s longest-running foreign film ... Read More

Myanmar Vice President: Tourists need good services and safety
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Myanmar Vice President: Tourists need good services and safety

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 4, 2018

Myanmar Vice President U Henry Van Thio has called for cooperation among tourism organizations to promote the tourism industry. Read More

The Fantastic Four Turn Their Dreams into Reality
Educational Travel News

The Fantastic Four Turn Their Dreams into Reality

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 17, 2018

Hilton and Eden Group Company Limited, together with the Ministry of Hospitality and Tourism, opened the Hilton Vocational Training Centre ... Read More

Yangon Airways: Owned by drug dealers and expanding due to new French technology?
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Yangon Airways: Owned by drug dealers and expanding due to new French technology?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2018

Yangon Airways was established in October 1996 as a domestic airline in a joint venture between Myanma Airways, the state-owned ... Read More

Hilton Myanmar hires hotel executive Ashok Kapur
Myanmar travel news

Hilton Myanmar hires hotel executive Ashok Kapur

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2018

Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Myanmar has announced the appointment of Mr. Ashok Kapur as Cluster Director of Business Development. ... Read More

Hilton Mandalay opens today in Myanmar
Myanmar travel news

Hilton Mandalay opens today in Myanmar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2018

Set amidst four acres of idyllic gardens, Hilton Mandalay opens today, offering upscale accommodations in the center of the country’s ... Read More

Beautiful Theint Zar Chi became Miss Myanmar Mandalay Region
Myanmar travel news

Beautiful Theint Zar Chi became Miss Myanmar Mandalay Region

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2018

Twenty-year-old model Theint Zar Chi came out as the winner of Miss Myanmar Mandalay Region 2018, outdoing seventeen other contestants ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2018

Strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar today. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time • 11 Jan 2018 18:26:25 UTC • ... Read More

Qatar Airways Cargo launches dedicated service to Yangon
Airline News

Qatar Airways Cargo launches dedicated service to Yangon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2017

The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each ... Read More

Myanmar tourism – the moral dilemma
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Myanmar tourism – the moral dilemma

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2017

Does tourism promotion have any role in resolving complex religious, political, socio-economic challenges such as currently being experienced by the ... Read More

Singapore – Yangon now serviced by SilkAir
Airline News

Singapore – Yangon now serviced by SilkAir

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2017

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be taking over five-times-weekly services to Yangon, Myanmar, that are currently operated ... Read More

Visiting Myanmar now is safe and “the right thing to do”
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Visiting Myanmar now is safe and “the right thing to do”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 25, 2017

Myanmar Tourism Marketing would like to express its support for all displaced people in Northern Rakhine State and Bangladesh after ... Read More