After year’s delay, ministry has yet to issue liquor licenses to 1400 businesses

After almost a year, more than a thousand hotels and guest houses are still waiting for the Ministry of Home Affairs to give them official liquor licenses. “But they [the ministry] has still not responded about the liquor license issue,” U Myo Win Nyunt, director of the Hotel and Tourism Ministry, told The Myanmar Times […]

Hotels Slash Prices Online as Part of Monsoon Season Promotion

Travellers and bargain hunters will fare well this monsoon season after more than 30 hotels around the country have announced they will slash prices as part of a promotion scheme by online hotel booking site Jovago. The promotion, which runs up until July 30, sees hotels offering discounts of 7 to 72 percent in a […]

Government, hotels pressure local officials over sand mining

The government, hoteliers and civil society are stepping up the pressure on Thandwe authorities to curb rampant sand mining at Myanmar’s premier beach destination, Ngapali. Tourism sources close to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism say President U Thein Sein is aware of the issue, and has ordered action to be taken against companies that […]