tourism

Ministry seeks to put a little magic in tourism

Myanmar has launched a new tourism campaign, “Myanmar, Be Enchanted,” in a bid to attract more visitors to the country amid a boycott by westerners over the crisis in northern Rakhine State. Hotels and Tourism Minister U Ohn Maung launched “Myanmar, Be Enchanted” on Saturday to highlight the country’s ancient mystical charms. The new slogan replaces the “Let the Journey Begin” campaign, which was launched in 2013 when the country…

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Chinese tourists arrivals to Mandalay top this year

Mandalay, the last royal city of Myanmar, attracts many local and foreign visitors. Tourists arrivals this year have increased by 30 percent compared with last year data. Among the foreign visitors, Chinese visitors rank highest over others this year according to upper Myanmar Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. According to the data collected by the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, a total of 89,096 Chinese tourists visited Mandalay within a…

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Foreign tourists allowed visiting in Ruby Land

The government officially allowed foreign tourists to visit “Ruby Land” Mogok Township, Mandalay Region since the beginning of August, says MP Saw Thaung Tin from No.2 Constituency in Mogok Township. The foreign tourists were banned from visiting to Mogok Township since the beginning of ex-government to incumbent government time. However, the Mandalay Region Government Committee had submitted a proposal to boost job opportunities for locals and regional development tasks in…

Myanmar set to provide visa on arrival facility, will suspend special permit system

Myanmar government is all set to provide visa on arrival facility with effect from August 8 by suspending the special land entry permission which was formerly required for visitors entering the country via land routes. The Myanmar government decided to take this step in a bid to promote tourism and improve business ties with other South East Asian countries, according to official sources. To mark the landmark development, Myanmar government…

Visa-free entry for Japan and South Korea soon

The government will grant visa-free entry to Myanmar for citizens of Japan and South Korea and give visas on arrival to Chinese tourists, U Khin Zaw, an adviser of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism told The Myanmar Times on Sunday. “On Friday, the government sent an official letter agreeing to give visa free entry to Japan and South Korea and visas-on-arrival (VOA) to Chinese tourists,” he said. The ministry’s marketing strategy…

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