Coordination underway to conduct day trip flight between Yangon and Ngapali

Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association (MTEA) is coordinating with the State-owned Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) to be able to conduct day trip flights between Yangon and Ngapali as part of resuming domestic tourism, according to the association. The date of flight resumption will be announced after coordination. “Currently, we are negotiating about prices. Ticket fare will […]

Myanmar to introduce non-landing sightseeing flight tours as Covid-19 cases surges in country

YANGON, Dec 19 (Xinhua): Myanmar has scheduled to launch non-landing sightseeing flight tours this weekend, the chairman of the Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association has announced. “This is the first step to boost the domestic tourism industry amid Covid-19 and the flight tours are arranged to let passengers enjoy sightseeing with low flying,” said Naung Naung […]

Myanmar govt to clamp down on unlicensed tour guides, tourism businesses

The government is planning to form monitoring teams to go after unlicensed tour guides and other tourism-related businesses as part of the effort to revive the tourism industry post COVID-19, Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, vice chair and Yangon Region’s minister of Hotel and Tourism, said.The monitoring teams will be placed under the supervision of the […]

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda to charge foreigners K5000

Foreign visitors to Mandalay’s Maha Myat Muni Pagoda will be charged K5000 (US$3.25) each starting on July 1, according to the Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. The pagoda, which has had free admission until now, will use the entrance fee for maintenance and conservation, the group said. It is one of Mandalay’s most popular tourist destinations, […]

Myanmar plans to attract more western travellers

Myanmar is planning to reduce visa restrictions on western countries such as France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain, according to Immigration Department from Yangon International Airport. The visit of travellers from western countries was reduced in recent years due to political affairs in Myanmar and hotel and tourism companies and respective ministries are cooperating […]

Foreign cruise ships dock in Myanmar

A number of foreign cruise ships now dock in Myanmar, boosting the Myanmar tourism industry, according to the hotels and tourism industry. A total of 12 foreign cruise ships have either docked or will dock at Yangon jetty from January to April 2018. The 12 foreign cruise ships include seven US cruise liners, two German […]