Feasibility study needed for Sal Eain Tan beach, says minister

A feasibility study will be made before any investment into the tourism infrastructure of Sal Eain Tan beach two hours south of Yangon. The beach, in Kungyankon Township, and located near the now dilapidated Letkokkon beach resort built by the military government in the 1990s, has become a popular weekend getaway for Yangonites in recent […]

Myanmar turns attention to Asian travellers as European markets decline

With Asian markets dominating in the face of declining European arrivals, Myanmar tourism players are shifting their focus to intra-regional travellers. The Asian market accounted for 70 per cent of international arrivals to Myanmar in 2017. Growth in the market is led by Vietnamese visitors, with a 75 per cent year-on-year increase at Yangon International […]

Consultations for Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy in Myanmar

Ecotourism in Myanmar is set to receive a boost when the country’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT), Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), and Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) will finalize the formulation of the Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for protected areas in the near future. “It will be a policy with a […]

US businessmen to invest in Myanmar hotel sector

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism announced that American businessmen have offered to invest in the hotel sector as privately owned enterprises or joint ventures with Myanmar partners.   The announcement was made after Senator Jim Webb, Christopher Kingsley from Brownstone Furniture and special delegates met with U Htay Aung, Minister of Hotels and Tourism. […]