The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists. Tourists from six countries - Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland - can now enter Myanmar with a visa-on-arrival at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports.
Centara Hotels & Resorts and KMA Hotels Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin the development and renovation of six hotels across Myanmar. The properties are located at some of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and will all to be managed under Centara brands.
The ultra-shallow twin decked K-class vessels can go where other ships cannot and are perfect for Pandaw’s style of soft adventure river expeditions.
Dusit International has signed an agreement with Rich Mandalay Group to operate Asai Yankin, one of the first properties to be signed under its new affordable lifestyle brand.
Designed by US-based architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15th in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon state.
With the country making its way onto the international tourism scene, Breaking Travel News here talks with May Myat Mon Win, chairperson, Myanmar Tourism Marketing, to discover what it can offer in a competitive marketplace. Also on the agenda is the security situation in the country, its potential as a year-round destination, and a look at how tourism can help Myanmar develop.
Currently in the final phase of restoration, The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon is scheduled to open its doors to guests in spring 2018.
Myanmar Strategic Holdings has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. The independent developer and operator of consumer-focused businesses is based in Myanmar, one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Yangon will gain its first lifestyle hotel in September with the debut of Hotel G Yangon, an 85-room design hotel located at the heart of Yangon’s vibrant entertainment neighbourhood, with art galleries, shopping malls, the famous Bogyoke Aung San (Scott’s) market and Yangon’s central railway station right on its doorstep.
In another nod to the huge potential of tourism in Myanmar, UNESCO has designated Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State as a Biosphere Reserve. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country and the third largest in south-east Asia, while the recognition is the second of its kind for Myanmar.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened its latest property in Myanmar’s Shan State. The new Best Western Thousand Island Hotel is perfectly positioned on the bustling riverfront of Nyaung Shwe, the city north of the lake that acts as the main trade and transportation gateway to Inle.