Home-stay tourism expected to take off when law approved

The home-stay programme in the countryside will become a reality once the new tourism law which is being discussed in a Pyithu Hluttaw committee is approved. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has been trying to amend the Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Law enacted in 1993. According to the law, the ministry only issues four […]

Myanmar deliberates bed tax

The Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is hoping to fatten its limited destination promotion funds with income from a possible bed tax. Tint Thwin, director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said the plan is to collect US$1 per room per night from international travellers, and 1,000 kyats (US$0.80) from domestic travellers […]