Monday, September 25, 2017

Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism aims to lure more Japanese travelers to the beaches of Myeik archipelago in the JATA Tourism Expo in Tokyo from September 21 to 24.

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Myanmar to resume issuing visas on arrival to visitors

The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population agreed to resume issuing visas on arrival (VOA) to foreign visitors after negotiating with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, a senior tourism official said.

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Ski resort to rise soon in Khakaborazi

A ski resort will be constructed at the Khakaborazi, the highest iceberg in Kachin State and its construction could be started within the year, according to the ministry of hotel and tourism.

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Authorities race to save more mural paintings in Bagan before heavy rains

Experts are rushing to restore more mural paintings in over 50 pagodas which were damaged by earthquake a year ago before heavy rains start next month, an officer from the archeology department in Bagan told The Myanmar Times.

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Flu outbreak threatens tourist season

The beginning of the peak tourist season may be affected by the threat of H1N1 flu, as shown by the Mandalay government’s decision on Sunday to postpone the Taungbyone Nat (spirit medium) festival until after the threat passes.

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Hotel Okura to open in 2020

Japan’s Hotel Okura Co announced plans Friday to open a 390-room luxury hotel in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon in 2020 and said it is keen to add three to five more in the country in the next five years.

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10 hotels to rise in Myeik archipelago

Developers are set to construct 10 hotels in Myeik archipelago to accommodate the increasing number of number of tourists in the region, a senior tourism official said.

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The career journey of a local tour operator

When then-27-year-old U Htike Lun Maung embarked on his new adventure in tourism with little experience he had little inkling that one day he would become a successful entrepreneur and build a reputable tour company.

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Indonesia wants direct Jakarta-Yangon air links

Indonesian government is requesting Myanmar to allow direct flights connecting Jakarta and Yangon to spur tourism and business activities between both nations.

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Unlicensed domestic tour operators want to be legalised

Some 600 unlicensed domestics tour operators in the country want to apply for licenses, approved by the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, to legalise their businesses as they do not want to be associated with unscrupulous travel agents, said a tour operator’s association.

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