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Myanmar tourism up 54 percent

Myanmar tourism up 54 percent

YANGON, Myanmar - The number of tourists arriving through Yangon International Airport rose more than 50 percent last year ... Read More

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% ... Read More

Rakhine clashes do not deter Myanmar tourists

Rakhine clashes do not deter Myanmar tourists

Though hopes of developing tourism in Rakhine State suffered a blow as last month’s clashes prompted the cancellation of ... Read More

Myanmar warns visitors on child sex tourism

Myanmar warns visitors on child sex tourism

Tourists staying in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan have been warned against committing sexual offences against children, an official ... Read More

ICTP president catches up with Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

ICTP president catches up with Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

BANGKOK, Thailand - The 21st World Economic Forum in East Asia closed on June 1, 2012. Read More

World Tourism Organization welcomes back Myanmar

World Tourism Organization welcomes back Myanmar

The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, has announced the country will initiate ... Read More

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - There is a funny expression in French media. They regularly mention “marronnier” (chestnut tree), as ... Read More

Bagan, center of sand painting

Bagan, center of sand painting

BAGAN, Myanmar (eTN) - With its 1,200 or 1,300 stupas, pagodas, and temples – it is probably difficult to ... Read More

Could tourism become a Pandora’s box for Myanmar?

Could tourism become a Pandora’s box for Myanmar?

BAGAN, Myanmar (eTN) - Imagine a young and beautiful girl looking into a mirror for the first time and ... Read More

Myanmar tourism enters a new era

Myanmar tourism enters a new era

YANGON/BAGAN, Myanmar (eTN) - Experts have long predicted that Myanmar (ex Burma) would one day open up and turn ... Read More

Plastic bag-free zone established at Inle Lake in Burma

Plastic bag-free zone established at Inle Lake in Burma

A village at Inle Lake in southern Shan State has agreed to become a plastic bag-free zone, and the ... Read More

Two earthquakes strike in the border area in between Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and China

Two earthquakes strike in the border area in between Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and China

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have both confirmed that ... Read More

2010 was a golden year for Myanmar tourism

2010 was a golden year for Myanmar tourism

YANGON, Myanmar — By Myanmar standards, 2010 was a golden year for tourism. Read More

Changes are in the air in Myanmar

Changes are in the air in Myanmar

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - Myanmar has long been considered as a pariah state due to its harsh military government ... Read More

Fighting in Myanmar forces thousands to flee to Thailand

Fighting in Myanmar forces thousands to flee to Thailand

(eTN) - More than 15,000 refugees have fled into northern Thailand on Monday after fighting broke out between ethnic ... Read More

Myanmar Air Bagan launches service to Phuket

Myanmar Air Bagan launches service to Phuket

BANGKOK – Myanmar carrier Air Bagan is launching twice-weekly flights between Yangon and the resort island of Phuket in ... Read More

Bomb found near popular tourist market in Yongon

Bomb found near popular tourist market in Yongon

YANGON, Myanmar — Authorities in Myanmar found a bomb hidden near a popular tourist market in Yangon, state media ... Read More

Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%

Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%

Yangon - Tourist arrivals to Myanmar increased 37.4 per cent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2010, thanks ... Read More

Myanmar airlines to expand fleets in time for peak tourism season

Myanmar airlines to expand fleets in time for peak tourism season

Yangon - Myanmar's two private airlines have announced plans to purchase new aircraft to service new routes in time ... Read More

Myanmar’s renewed interest for international tourism

With Yangon served out of Kuala Lumpur, low-cost carrier AirAsia completes its presence in all ASEAN countries from its ... Read More

Myanmar to offer tourist visas on arrival

Myanmar to offer tourist visas on arrival

Myanmar's military government will offer visas on arrival to boost the country's nascent tourism sector, a travel industry official ... Read More

Long-haul markets collapse to Vietnam in 2009

Long-haul markets collapse to Vietnam in 2009

Long-haul markets to Vietnam are in the doldrums and were behind the collapse of total arrivals last year to ... Read More

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism: Myanmar tourism booming

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism: Myanmar tourism booming

Yangon - Tourist arrivals to Myanmar jumped 25 per cent in 2009, despite the global recession and the economic ... Read More

Myanmar issues advisory to foreign tourists over hot weather

Myanmar issues advisory to foreign tourists over hot weather

YANGON - The Myanmar tourism authorities Wednesday advised foreign tourists visiting the country to take good care of their ... Read More

Myanmar to attend WTM in London

Myanmar to attend WTM in London

YANGON - Myanmar will join the World Travel Market show 2009 to be held in the United Kingdom next ... Read More

China’s Autonomous Regions eyed as model for Burmese ethnic areas?

China’s Autonomous Regions eyed as model for Burmese ethnic areas?

Leaders of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China have visited Myanmar to brief military government officials on the ... Read More

Myanmar, Indonesia to boost trade, tourism  cooperation

Myanmar, Indonesia to boost trade, tourism cooperation

YANGON - Entrepreneurs from Myanmar and Indonesia have met in Yangon recently to seek cooperation in boosting trade and ... Read More

2009-2010: Myanmar targets 1 million arrivals

2009-2010: Myanmar targets 1 million arrivals

YANGON - Myanmar has been making efforts to promote its international tourism market, targeting a tourist arrival of 1 ... Read More

Getting the new visa entry stamp

Getting the new visa entry stamp

Chiang Mai, Thailand (eTN) - Most of the foreign tourists who visit the border town of Mae Sai in ... Read More

Tourists can easily enter Burma – and leave – if they follow the rules

Tourists can easily enter Burma – and leave – if they follow the rules

BANGKOK -- It wasn’t quite trepidation or fear going through my head but rather something a bit milder, more ... Read More

60 nations meet in Bali to discuss how to end international smuggling and trafficking of human beings

60 nations meet in Bali to discuss how to end international smuggling and trafficking of human beings

Representatives from more than 60 countries participated in a meeting with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and ... Read More

Myanmar elephant camp empty as tourists stay away

Myanmar elephant camp empty as tourists stay away

PHO KYAR, Myanmar — Curious elephant calf Wine Suu Khaing Thein should be the star attraction of the Pho ... Read More

Myanmar to grant visa-on-arrival to cross-border tourists from China

Myanmar to grant visa-on-arrival to cross-border tourists from China

YANGON - Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival for cross-border tourists entering by road from Teng Chong, southwestern Yunnan province of ... Read More

Democracy:  At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

Democracy: At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that an amnesty announced by the government of Myanmar, which reportedly ... Read More

25% fall in Myanmar’s tourists

25% fall in Myanmar’s tourists

YANGON - Myanmar received nearly 25 per cent fewer tourists through its main airport in 2008, official figures showed ... Read More

Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers

Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers

Media trips showcasing Myanmar’s key tourist destinations appear to be winning over foreign press, with the industry newspaper Travel ... Read More