Archive for the ‘Burma’ Category
YANGON, Myanmar – The number of tourists arriving through Yangon International Airport rose more than 50 percent last year compared to 2011, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said.Â Nearly 555,000 travelers arrived through the countryâ€™s main gateway last year, compared with about 359,000 in 2011, it said.
By Luc Citrinot, eTN | January, 2011 PHNOM PENH (eTN) – Myanmar has long been considered as a pariah state due to its harsh military government and its poor record on human rights. For years, most countries called to boycott Myanmar, and this was reflected by tourism figures. While other ASEAN countries prospered and enjoyed [...]
Boulder, CO, January, 2011 -With the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2010, many travelers now feel more comfortable visiting Myanmar (Burma), a destination that many had felt discouraged to visit in the past. Yet, visiting Myanmar, the land of a million pagodas, is a retreat to a country [...]
River Road through Myanmar – Gentle people, charming smiles, ancient ruins hint of riches slowly revealed
by Judy M. Zimmerman “I love you. I love you very much. I will never forget you,” said Daw May Lwin Zin,headmistress of the village school of Kindat, Burma (or “Myanmar” as it is now known). Before we parted, she showered me with gifts of limes, pomelos, and green jade earrings.
By Luc Citrinot, eTN | June, 2010 With Yangon served out of Kuala Lumpur, low-cost carrier AirAsia completes its presence in all ASEAN countries from its main gateway in Malaysia. Yangon was indeed the last metropolis not being served by the Malaysian carrier. Flights will start on July 20 with the destination being served on [...]
By Jonathan Steele | Feb 15, 2010 Ruled by the world’s last military junta, Burma is shunned by both governments and tourists. Yet its people are crying out for contact. So what’s the ethical traveller to do?
YANGON – Myanmar (Burma) has been making efforts to promote its international tourism market, targeting a tourist arrival of 1 million in the present 2009-10 fiscal year which began in April, sources with the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) said today.
BY ETN – United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that an amnesty announced by the government of Myanmar, which reportedly includes some 23 political prisoners, as a "first step" toward release of all such detainees and further progress on democratization.
Malikha Lodge in Burma’Ã‚â€™s Northern Kachin State Offers Luxury Wilderness Experience That Assists Hill Tribes and Sustainable Tourism
NEW YORK, July 2008 — The folks who staff the guest experience at a remote luxury lodge in northern Burma come from nearby hill tribe villages. These villages provide guides for half-day and longer treks. Guests purchase handicrafts at their markets.
By Yusof Sulaiman | May 20, 2008 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) – Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler has defended his book’s influence in the travel industry by claiming tourists going to Myanmar (formerly Burma) is “doing more good than bad.”