Myeik Tour Companies Accused Of Failing To Take Responsibility After Deadly Boat Accident

The speedboat sliced across a calm, glimmering sea late last month around three hours after leaving the jetty at the emerging tourist destination of Myeik, southeastern Myanmar. It was a picture of paradise, complete with an azure sky, that tour operators hope will draw more local and international travellers in the coming years despite recent […]

Vietjet banks on high aviation growth from rising tourism in Myanmar

RAPID ECONOMIC growth and boom in the tourism sector is expected to lead to significant growth in Myanmar’s aviation industry, an airline industry veteran said. Thi Thuy Binh, vice president of Vietnam low-cost carrier Vietjet, said that Myanmar was in high demand among Vietnamese travellers for both business and leisure. “If this upward trend continues, […]

Tour agency prepares to ride the boom

“IT’S not very difficult to set up a tour agency, but it’s difficult to succeed,” says Sabei Aung, managing director of Nature Dream Travels and Tours Co, one of pioneering travel agencies in Myanmar. Sabei Aung opened the shop in 2002, after working for eight years at Diethelm Travel. She was then highly confident of […]

New terminal to the rescue

YANGON, 4 February 2015: The first phase of Yangon International Airport’s new terminal building should be completed by the end of the year, airport officials claim, as the present facilities creek under the strain of tourism success. Once the new building is fully operational, the current international terminal will be used for domestic arrivals and […]

Myanmar extends eVisa

YANGON, 6 January 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Immigration and Population officially included another 32 nationalities that are now eligible for an eVisa, effective 2 January, 2015. They join a list of 68 countries that were eligible for eVisas when the scheme rolled out 1 September 2014. The eVisa costs USD50 paid for by Visa or […]

Vietnamese agency takes wellness programme to Myanmar

BOUTIQUE travel agency Wellness Vietnam Holidays is organising a cultural and wellness tour programme to Myanmar for the first time, with the opportunity for guests to practice tai chi and meditation. Programme director for the Ho Chi Minh City-based company, Thuy M Do, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “We have organised a variety of wellness programmes […]