Govt calls for sustainable tourism investments in Tanintharyi

Amid a rise in the number of Chinese tourists and so called zero-dollar tours to Myanmar in the recent months, the government is now calling for sustainable and quality investments for Tanintharyi Region’s tourism industry. U Thaung Tun, chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission and Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and U Ohn […]

Growth of ‘zero-dollar tours’ for Chinese worries local operators

Two guards stand watch at the iron gate of Yangon Gems and Jewellery next to Hlaing Tharyar Ocean Shopping Centre in Yangon. The gate of the compound is almost always closed. It only allows visitors who have pre-registered – usually Chinese tourists who arrive by the busload. The shop is said to be owned by […]