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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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 10, 2020 09:58

Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that the COVID-19 situation in Myanmar directly affects Thailand’s efforts to ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed until February 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020 16:32

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

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

editor editor- March 5, 2020 23:00

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The resulting coronavirus COVID-19 has led to over 95,000 confirmed cases ... Read More

Secret Escapes: Peter Pan Neverland

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- January 5, 2020 19:43

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

Flydubai launches Dubai-Yangon flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 19:15

Dubai government-owned budget airline flydubai celebrated its inaugural flight to Yangon in Myanmar, expanding its network to include Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are code-shared with Emirates and will ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 28, 2019 17:30

Great Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States in advising their citizens about possible violent attacks in Myanmar. An initial warning on Wednesday by the US Embassy in Yangon ... Read More

Centara and KMA Group Sign HMA for a New Myanmar Resort

editor editor- September 20, 2019 20:59

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, signed a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) in Bangkok for ... Read More

AVIS Car Rental now in Myanmar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 5, 2019 07:12

AVIS rental car has announced its latest expansion into Myanmar to support both business and leisure travelers. The new Avis Myanmar head office is located at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon. ... Read More

Over 23,000 people flee monsoon flooding in Myanmar

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019 15:21

More than 23,000 people were forced from their homes by days of heavy monsoon rain and high river levels in Myanmar. At least one camp for people displaced by recent ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019 18:27

The International Tourism Fair of Gramado (FESTURIS) continues to invest heavily in attracting international destinations. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are among the new destinations of this edition, expanding Asian ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:05

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the signing of a MOU to ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:50

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots were attempting to land as ... Read More

Hilton Hotels in Myanmar launches “CoffeeBriques” program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 16:37

Hilton Hotels in Myanmar has launched a program that turns waste coffee grounds into “coffeeBriques” that can be used for cooking and heating. The simple steps to make coffeeBriques were ... Read More

Myanmar’s Thingyan water festival kicks off Saturday morning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 20:05

Traditional Thingyan water festival has kicked off in Myanmar's regions and states in full swing. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein on Friday extended wishes to the people ... Read More

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

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:11

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - Business is fine tuning its marketing strategy in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) with a tactical campaign to attract more ... Read More

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

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019 04:55

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster sustainable tourism in Myanmar, as Keith Lyons discovers. One of ... Read More

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening

editor editor- February 13, 2019 05:05

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila,  has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, offering exclusive seclusion and barefoot luxury comfort ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade and business links between the ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 18:06

Thailand's hotel and property development company, Dusit International, has signed a hotel management agreement with Rich Mandalay Group of Co.,Ltd. to operate ASAI Yankin, one of the first properties to ... Read More

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 21:55

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth," are ... Read More

Hilton Myanmar appoints GM from Belgium

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 2, 2018 21:12

New GM for Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa and Hilton Mandalay. Hilton has announced the appointment of Veronique Sirault as Cluster General Manager of its hotels ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018 09:05

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle partners by the end of the third quarter of this ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism invites: Be Enchanted

editor editor- September 17, 2018 21:42

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

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 17, 2018 04:06

• Free entrance to 17 award-winning films from across Europe on 21 – 30 September • Myanmar’s longest-running foreign film festival - 27th edition of the European Film Festival in ... Read More

Myanmar Vice President: Tourists need good services and safety

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 4, 2018 18:15

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 17, 2018 07:04

Hilton and Eden Group Company Limited, together with the Ministry of Hospitality and Tourism, opened the Hilton Vocational Training Centre in Nay Pyi Taw in September 2015. The training centre ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2018 06:48

Yangon Airways was established in October 1996 as a domestic airline in a joint venture between Myanma Airways, the state-owned flag carrier in Myanmar, and Krong-Sombat Company of Thailand. The ... Read More

Hilton Myanmar hires hotel executive Ashok Kapur

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2018 10:17

Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Myanmar has announced the appointment of Mr. Ashok Kapur as Cluster Director of Business Development. An industry veteran with more than two decades of experience ... Read More

Hilton Mandalay opens today in Myanmar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2018 07:36

Set amidst four acres of idyllic gardens, Hilton Mandalay opens today, offering upscale accommodations in the center of the country’s second-largest and fastest growing city. Facing the fabled Mandalay Hill, ... Read More

Beautiful Theint Zar Chi became Miss Myanmar Mandalay Region

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2018 09:11

Twenty-year-old model Theint Zar Chi came out as the winner of Miss Myanmar Mandalay Region 2018, outdoing seventeen other contestants in the prestigious annual beauty pageant that vets the best ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2018 19:48

Strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar today. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time • 11 Jan 2018 18:26:25 UTC • 12 Jan 2018 00:26:25 near epicenter Location 18.429N 96.087E Depth ... Read More

Qatar Airways Cargo launches dedicated service to Yangon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2017 18:05

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

Myanmar tourism – the moral dilemma

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2017 17:22

Does tourism promotion have any role in resolving complex religious, political, socio-economic challenges such as currently being experienced by the Rohingya people and the Myanmar authorities? Can tourism provide solutions ... Read More

Singapore – Yangon now serviced by SilkAir

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2017 13:13

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be taking over five-times-weekly services to Yangon, Myanmar, that are currently operated by the SIA Group’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot, from 29 October ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 25, 2017 13:27

Myanmar Tourism Marketing would like to express its support for all displaced people in Northern Rakhine State and Bangladesh after recent problems close to the Bangladesh border. We do hope ... Read More