Tourist arrivals drop 75% YoY

Tourist arrivals drop 75% YoY

Less than 1 million tourists have visited Myanmar in 2020, a drop of more than 75% compared to 2019 (4.4 million) said the Deputy Minister of Hotels and Tourism, U Tin Latt, during a National Tourism Development Central Committee meeting held earlier
Sri Lanka, Myanmar discuss ways to promote tourism

Sri Lanka, Myanmar discuss ways to promote tourism

Following previous discussions held with the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association, Sri Lankan ambassador to Myanmar, Dr. Nalin de Silva, supported by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, held a virtual discussion with officers from Myanmar’

Can plane tours help the industry take off?

This week, Myanmar National Airlines conducted the first contactless, no-land flight tours — a government-backed attempt to revitalize domestic tourism. The two flights made low passes over Mount Zwegabin (near Hpa-Ann) and Kyaiktiyo (home of Golde

Domestic flights resume

The Ministry of Health and Sports has allowed domestic flights to resume on December 16th with new health and safety requirements. In addition to face masks, social distancing and spaced seating, passengers are required to pay for a rapid diagnostic

Government works to rebuild domestic tourism

Although Myanmar’s borders remain more or less sealed, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced plans to restart its domestic tourism industry and open four new tourist destinations this month. U Khin Than Win, deputy director general o

Domestic flight ban a disaster for the industry

The ban on domestic air travel, scheduled to end at the end of September, has been extended one full month as COVID-19 infections continue to soar. Yet the grounding may last much longer; the government tends to set travel bans in one month periods,