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 [...]
The Burmese government aims to attract more than 7 million tourists by then end of the year 2020 and has set about doing this by listening to bids from various companies who are interested in the projects to build three new airports in the country
There will be major upgrades done on the current international airports in Mandalay and Rangoon as a new international airport big enough to compete against the major airports of the nearby countries will be erected in the central Pegu Division of Burma’s biggest city.
A Burmese Civil Aviation Authority representative said “This new project will [...]
If you are one of the huge and growing number of adventurers with a fascination for the long-forbidden wonders of Myanmar, you’re probably also aware that the country is in the throes of some major changes. Politically the situation is still unstable but reports from recent visitors indicate that the trend is towards opening up rather than restricting various avenues of access to the ‘real’ Myanmar.
Probably the most important thing a potential visitor can do, aside from deciding on an (adjustable) itinerary is a bit of pre-flight research. Myanmar’s only international airports are in Yangon and Mandalay, with the [...]
The long isolation of Myanmar, still known to many as Burma, may be coming to an end, but there is still a long way to go.
Western sanctions prohibiting commerce with the country have been suspended or lifted in some cases, and over the past year or so the word has gone out that foreign tourists are welcomed by the Parliamentary government, and certainly by the majority of Myanmar’s people.
Lonely Planet placed Myanmar at Number 2 on its list of the top ten countries for adventure travel in 2012, and the tourist board is scrambling to meet the challenge [...]
Until recent years, Burma was a country that was largely shielded from the world’s eyes as there was military rule in the country which largely prevented any visitors from entering.
Things have changed however and for the first time in decades tourists are being welcomed to the country.
That said, they might not feel particularly welcome; hotels are either booked up or far too expensive. Even if you have found somewhere to stay you are going to find it difficult to pay for it as credit cards are not widely accepted and dollars bills that are not in immaculate condition [...]