Myanmar Travel NewsBurma Travel News
Burma Travel News and Information Blog
Electronic visas are requested for those visiting Myanmar and other guests, such as those visiting for economical and societal reason, are not admitted. MasterCard has obliged nine credit card issuers since September 2012. According to the firm, these vendors have deployed checkout kiosks at 491 dealers, which include Strand and Governor's Residence Hotel in Yangon, the finance city.
Visas says it has approved eight Banks to issu its tickets, and they have subscribed to more than 600 merchant, inclusively more than 200 ATMs, hospitals, restaurants, carriers and retail outlets. Like most Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar's dining and food stands specialise in a unique cuisine.
There is much to explore with an accent on lush, predominantly savoury flavours, South and Southeast Asian flavours and a range of recipes that cannot be found in any other cuisines. Like most Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar's dining and food stands specialise in a unique meal or gastronomic theme.
New in Myanmar
Other topics on the agendas include the safety of Myanmar, its year round tourist attractions and how it can contribute to its development. Burma Strategic Holdings has declared its intent to list on the London Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Myanmar, one of the world's fastest-growing countries, the company is an independently owned and operated consumer-focused company.
The first Yangon style resort will open its doors in September with the début of the G Yangon 85-room designer resort in the centre of Yangon's bustling leisure district, fine arts galeries, commercial centres, the famed Bogyoke Aung San (Scotts) and Yangon's main train yard right on the front door.
UNESCO has declared Indawgyi in Kachin State a biosphere reserve. It is the biggest fresh water pond in the state and the third biggest in Southeast Asia, while the acknowledgment for Myanmar is the second of its kind.
Best-Western Hotels & Resorts has opened its newest real estate in the Shan state of Myanmar. Situated on the busy riverbank of Nyaung Shwe, the town to the northern shore of the sea, the new Best Western Thousand Island Hotel serves as the major trading and transport gate to Inle. The Dusit International has entered into a contract with the Myanmar V-Pile Group to manage Dusit Thani Yangon.
Only 15 min from Yangon International Airport and about 20 min by road from the city's major tourism destination, Shwedagon Pagoda, the new estate is situated in the centre of the country, declared the new Central Business District of the former capitol by the Myanmar state. On a secluded mountain plain in the Myanmar Shan State, an annual custom is growing.
Tazaungdaing, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated throughout the whole state. The celebrations in Taunggyi, the Shan state city, will be more dramatic than ever, according to the organizing team. Méliá Hotels welcomes the opening of Meliá Yangon, the company's first establishment in the UK and a key development in its Asia-Pacific area.
They enter Myanmar's garden centre with their first Yangon garden town. Myanmar's first high-class resort in one of its most attractive travel attractions will open on October 1 when the 94-room Sanctum Inle Resort opens on the shore of Lake Inle.
The Olympic Park Olympic Park with a view of the reservoir, the President's 150 sq. m. Sanctuary Suite and an internationally renowned Refectory are among the novelties to be revealed at the opening of the Brigitte Dumont de Chassart design residence. The Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has formally started operating its round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Yangon, Myanmar.
Vietnamjet currently offers two a day services from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City.