05 Jan ‘Responsible Tourism’
Myanmar’s tourism industry shifts into higher gear
With total international arrivals of some 1 million for the very first time in 2012, Myanmar’s tourist industry shifts into higher gear with an expected increase of up to 50 percent in 2013. Especially, the organizing of the SEA Games pushes the numbers in December 2013, while in 2014 tourist arrival to Myanmar as the last frontier to discover will surely continue to rise. But compared to neighboring Thailand with its expected 26 million tourists this year, Myanmar is still in its infancy to attract mass tourism.
Myanmar and Mongolia Monday signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and special passports, state radio and TV reported.
Myanmar's private airline -- Golden Myanmar will fly more domestic routes with two new Air Bus planes by January 2014, local media reported Friday.
Myanmar's private airline -- Golden Myanmar will operate Mandalay-Imphal new chartered flight on Nov. 21 ahead of the Manipur Sangai Festival next month, official media reported Thursday.
Kyaw Kyaw Tun, deputy minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs, recently announced that tourists planning to visit the Loi Lin, Pin Lone, Mine Pun, and Namt San regions of Shan State will need to get permission from the government if they want to travel anywhere outside those areas.