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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 the process of restoring its membership of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Myanmar to welcome 1 million tourists next year

Myanmar will see one million tourist arrivals in the 2009-2010 fiscal year despite having attracted only about 200,000 international tourists in 2008, U Htay Aung, the director general of the Director

Tourists to Myanmar doing more good than bad, Lonely Planet founder...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler has defended his book's influence in the travel industry by claiming tourists going to Myanmar (formerly Burma) is "doing more good than bad."

Burma’s junta promises democracy, but most are wary

Pakokku, Burma - The elderly monk is nervous. He paces the room, leans over an old TV set and slips in a "Tom and Jerry" DVD, raising the volume to an uncomfortable pitch. He peers out one window and then the next, fidgeting. He sits down, gets up again. Finally, he talks. But after all that, there is not much to say.

Myanmar: Surprise, surprise!

(eTN ) - During last week’s ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF), the biggest surprise came probably from Myanmar. Following the government’s brutal repression to peacefully demonstrating citizens and monks last September, tourism was expected to collapse with no hope for a quick turn-around. Not so, according to new numbers.