When Rudyard Kipling wrote about Burma from his experience as a British soldier in the 1890′s he mentioned sunshine and palm trees and temple bells, amongst many other charms.
Back in London after his sojourn in the exotic East, he bemoaned the soggy ‘English drizzle’ compared to his memories of ‘a cleaner, greener land’.
Today there are travel agencies quoting his poetry in their advertisements, and they are not exaggerating – but this is a new development. For the past 50 years or so Burma, now commonly known as Myanmar, has been very much out of the loop as far [...]
In 2011, Burma was the country that saw the smallest number of visitors of any Asian country.
The only exception to this was North Korea and it is expected that in the near future the prospect of travel to Burma for many people is going to be significantly improved.
This is something that many potential visitors are probably looking forward to as it is a country that is known for its hospitality and beauty among the few people who have been lucky enough to visit.
It is expected that in 2012, Burma is going to be one of the countries [...]
Burma is a country that has been isolated for a very long time and the recent reforms that have taken place in the country mean that it is likely to see an explosion in interest from tourists in the coming years.
During 2010 and 2011, around 400,000 visitors came to the country and it is expected that this year this number is going to increase significantly to around 700,000 visitors.
The country is currently undergoing a great deal of development as it does not currently have enough hotels to cope with the growing demand in the country. A large number [...]