The number of international passengers using Yangon International Airport rose 21.65 percent in the first three months of 2011 to 510,000, state media reported last week.
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The prospect of a single tourist visa for the six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region remains remote but could be discussed at a meeting in Bagan in November, a spokesperson from the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office said last week.
Black clouds moved over Inle Lake and heavy rain started to fall, darkening the water and the distant hills.
Bagan has been selected to host a regional travel meet in November after officials decided the ancient capital would be a better venue than Nay Pyi Taw to promote Myanmar’s tourism industry.
The first travel show to be held in Nay Pyi Taw is set to kick off this week, running concurrently with the gem emporium, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said.
State-run Myanma Airways plans to launch regional routes next year using two new aircraft purchased from China, a spokesperson said last week.
Hotels at Chaungtha Beach last month recorded their best April result in more than four years, hoteliers said last week.
The departure tax at Yangon International Airport for Myanmar nationals will rise to FEC10 or US$10 from early July, a spokesperson from Yangon International Airport said last week.
Competition in the domestic airline industry is set to heat up with a fifth carrier – Air KBZ, owned by Kanbawza Bank – announcing last week it would begin flights on April 1.
Foreign visitors arriving from Guangzhou in southern China on Myanmar Airways International (MAI) are now eligible for a visa-on-arrival, an airline spokesperson said last week.
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