Tag: Myanmar

Myanmar tourism up 54 percent
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Myanmar tourism up 54 percent

editor editor- January 23, 2013

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

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent
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International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

editor editor- December 25, 2012

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

Rakhine clashes do not deter Myanmar tourists
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Rakhine clashes do not deter Myanmar tourists

editor editor- November 23, 2012

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

Myanmar warns visitors on child sex tourism
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Myanmar warns visitors on child sex tourism

editor editor- November 22, 2012

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

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

editor editor- June 5, 2012

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

World Tourism Organization welcomes back Myanmar
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World Tourism Organization welcomes back Myanmar

editor editor- May 12, 2012

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

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam
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E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2012

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

Bagan, center of sand painting
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Bagan, center of sand painting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2011

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

Could tourism become a Pandora’s box for Myanmar?
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Could tourism become a Pandora’s box for Myanmar?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 29, 2011

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

Myanmar tourism enters a new era
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Myanmar tourism enters a new era

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2011

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

Plastic bag-free zone established at Inle Lake in Burma
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Plastic bag-free zone established at Inle Lake in Burma

editor editor- November 11, 2011

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

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

editor editor- March 24, 2011

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

2010 was a golden year for Myanmar tourism
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2010 was a golden year for Myanmar tourism

editor editor- January 26, 2011

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

Changes are in the air in Myanmar
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Changes are in the air in Myanmar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2011

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

Fighting in Myanmar forces thousands to flee to Thailand
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Fighting in Myanmar forces thousands to flee to Thailand

editor editor- November 9, 2010

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

Myanmar Air Bagan launches service to Phuket
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Myanmar Air Bagan launches service to Phuket

editor editor- September 20, 2010

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

Bomb found near popular tourist market in Yongon
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Bomb found near popular tourist market in Yongon

editor editor- September 13, 2010

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

Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%
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Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%

editor editor- August 23, 2010

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

Myanmar airlines to expand fleets in time for peak tourism season
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Myanmar airlines to expand fleets in time for peak tourism season

editor editor- June 28, 2010

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

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Myanmar’s renewed interest for international tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 21, 2010

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

Myanmar to offer tourist visas on arrival
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Myanmar to offer tourist visas on arrival

editor editor- May 5, 2010

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

Long-haul markets collapse to Vietnam in 2009
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Long-haul markets collapse to Vietnam in 2009

editor editor- January 26, 2010

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

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism: Myanmar tourism booming
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Ministry of Hotels and Tourism: Myanmar tourism booming

editor editor- January 25, 2010

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

Myanmar issues advisory to foreign tourists over hot weather
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Myanmar issues advisory to foreign tourists over hot weather

editor editor- November 12, 2009

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

Myanmar to attend WTM in London
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Myanmar to attend WTM in London

editor editor- November 4, 2009

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

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

editor editor- July 14, 2009

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

Myanmar, Indonesia to boost trade, tourism  cooperation
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Myanmar, Indonesia to boost trade, tourism cooperation

editor editor- July 3, 2009

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

2009-2010: Myanmar targets 1 million arrivals
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2009-2010: Myanmar targets 1 million arrivals

editor editor- June 25, 2009

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

Getting the new visa entry stamp
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Getting the new visa entry stamp

editor editor- June 10, 2009

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

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

editor editor- May 15, 2009

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

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

editor editor- April 21, 2009

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

Myanmar elephant camp empty as tourists stay away
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Myanmar elephant camp empty as tourists stay away

editor editor- March 9, 2009

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

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

editor editor- February 27, 2009

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

Democracy:  At Myanmar’s doorsteps?
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Democracy: At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

editor editor- February 24, 2009

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

25% fall in Myanmar’s tourists
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25% fall in Myanmar’s tourists

editor editor- January 7, 2009

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

Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers
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Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers

editor editor- October 8, 2008

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

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