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Myanmar – letting the dust settle

CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Armin Schoch, formerly of Diethelm Travel and now of Impulse Travel, talked recently as a guest speaker at the March meeting of Skal International Chiang Mai & North Thailand ab

Burma’s tourist numbers expected to total over one million by year’s...

Burma's tourism industry is on the rise with tourist numbers expected to reach the one million mark by the end of the year.

Burma becomes Asia’s next big tourist destination

The hotels are full or eye-wateringly expensive, creased dollar bills are worthless and credit cards are widely refused - welcome to Burma, Asia's next big tourist destination.

Tourism boom threatens Burmese greatest treasures

The hotels are fully booked and the planes are packed as Burma experiences a tourist boom fuelled by perceptions abroad that its worst years of tyranny may be behind it.

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 project’s backers say they hope the initiative will spread to other areas of the popular tourist d

USAID denies it broke Burma sanctions

USAID denies it has violated either the letter or spirit of US legislation on aid to Burma by funding the ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE) Project, according to the agency’s communications di

Should the tourists travel to Burma?

Ruled by the world's last military junta, Burma is shunned by both governments and tourists. Yet its people are crying out for contact. So what's the ethical traveller to do?

Aung San Suu Kyi no longer opposes tourism to Burma

Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated that she is no longer opposed to tourism to her country.

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 Chinese experience of creating autonomous regions for ethnic minority groups

Tourists can easily enter Burma – and leave – if they...

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

Travel firms sell holidays to blacklisted Burmese resorts

Over a dozen British tour operators are selling holiday packages to Burma in resorts owned by individuals with strong links to the repressive military junta, breaching a European Union blacklist.

eTN Inbox: The Struggle to engage Myanmar

Predictably, the stance taken by Danish Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs put the cat among the pigeons in Denmark recently when she dared to suggest that perhaps sanctions weren’t working, and tha

Malikha Lodge in Burma’s Northern Kachin State offers luxury wilderness experience

The folks who staff the guest experience at a remote luxury lodge in northern Burma come from nearby hill tribe villages. These villages provide guides for half-day and longer treks.

eTN Inbox: Letter from Yangon

Following our first update on the 15th May on the Balloons over Bagan / Malikha Lodge cyclone relief fund, I would like to take this opportunity to update you.

Burma bans top Western journalist, deports another

The Burmese regime on Sunday banned the prominent Swedish author and journalist Bertil Lintner from accompanying a Swedish government delegation to Rangoon.

Government to monitor Putao tourists

New Delhi – Travel and tour companies are confused following a government edict restricting who may serve as tour guides for trips to Putao in northern Burma.

Burma lures tourists with reopening of ancient palace

In an attempt to entice tourists to the military-ruled country, Burma's Ministry of Culture has reopened the Thiri Zeya Bumi Bagan Golden Palace. The palace—whose reconstruction began several years ago—is one of the most impressive remnants of the ancient city of Bagan, which flourished as a Buddhist center from the 11th to the 13th centuries.