Myanmar’s tourist industry is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented bloom due to reforms and changes put in place by its current government. Htay Aung, a government minister speaking to the media this week said that the government’s biggest challenge so far is to make sure they continue to develop the nation’s infrastructure and resources in order to be able to meet the increasing demand on the nation.
According to him, the government has projected that it is expecting the amount of foreign tourists to reach the 2 million mark by the end of the year. He said, “2011 was [...]
Burma hotel rates have continued to increase over the past couple of months as a result of the many economic and political reforms that have swept through the country enticing many tourists and investors to flock towards capital city Yangon. Most economists are afraid that the increase in rates may be a sign of inflation as the Burma economy continues to become more tied into the economy of the outside world and global climate.
At the moment, only a few Yangon hotels cater to international business travellers due to the fact that Burma has had a small appeal to investors [...]
Since the days of the British Empire when Burma was under colonial rule, ending officially in 1948, the country has been going through many changes.
Today those changes are getting a lot of attention, and a visitor to the country, now known as Myanmar, would do well to pay attention also. It is highly advisable to do some homework before arriving in Yangon or Mandalay, the only international airports.
The former capital of Rangoon, now known as Yangon, is a prime example of Burma/Myanmar as it was and is today, and a good place to start any exploration of this [...]