Articles tagged “myanmar”

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

Ma Jie and Kiyotaka Matsuda , Bloomberg

ANA is very keen to invest in Myanmar to tap into travel demand in a fast-growing Asian economy. Does the Rohingya ethnic cleansing crisis fit at all into ANA's calculations? Not that we can tell.

20 hours ago

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel is the world's largest industry and should be taking a leadership position about Myanmar to publicly condemn ethnic cleansing, and show the country's military government that tourism dollars aren't unconditional if it supports crimes against humanity.

1 month ago

Uber-Rival Grab to Invest $100 Million in Mobile-First Myanmar

Uber-Rival Grab to Invest $100 Million in Mobile-First Myanmar

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

Grab's investment in Myanmar is part of its "hyper-local" focus as it leverages its SoftBank funding to pick its spots against Uber. Myanmar consumers are rapidly becoming mobile phone users after years of being shut out so Grab's entry is timely.

4 months ago

A Tiny Town in Myanmar Capitalizes on George Orwell Tourism

A Tiny Town in Myanmar Capitalizes on George Orwell Tourism

Aung Naing Soe and Joe Freeman, Associated Press

As Myanmar becomes an increasingly more popular destination for international travelers, it's no wonder why the town of Katha would want to popularize and market its ties to the author of such famous books as 1984 and Animal Farm.

1 year ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

1 year ago

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Grant Peck and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

1 year ago

Myanmar’s Journey From Police State to Luxury Travel Hot Spot

Myanmar’s Journey From Police State to Luxury Travel Hot Spot

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

We'd like to see a more thoughtful approach to tourism beyond the singular focus on the luxury market, as they tend to be rather fickle.

2 years ago

Singapore Association Wins $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Myanmar Airport

Singapore Association Wins $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Myanmar Airport

Kyaw Thu, Bloomberg

The new airport will be located 55 km further from the center city but increase capacity tenfold signaling an influx of jobs and tourism dollars for Yangon's future.

3 years ago

Hilton to Open 5 More Hotels in Myanmar

Hilton to Open 5 More Hotels in Myanmar

Associated Press

Myanmar's tourism growth has outpaced infrastructure development giving global hotel brands an opportunity to still plant roots in the new destination.

4 years ago

Tourists to Myanmar to More than Double in Two Years

Tourists to Myanmar to More than Double in Two Years

Eleven Media

Myanmar had less than 500,000 tourists in 2012, but the allure of visiting a newly opened and previously unseen country has drawn travelers from around the world. Such rapid growth can have harmful side effects, which mandates the government quickly create infrastructure for a booming tourism economy.

4 years ago

Myanmar Bans Further Hotel Construction in Bagan to Protect Temples

Myanmar Bans Further Hotel Construction in Bagan to Protect Temples

Natalie Paris, Daily Telegraph

The opening of Myanmar has brought with it an influx of visitors but not an incredible amount of strategic planning.

4 years ago

Myanmar Tries to Grow By Leasing Jets for Its National Airline

Myanmar Tries to Grow By Leasing Jets for Its National Airline

Reuters

Myanmar needs to demonstrate it can handle its new visitors, and since it can't handle it on its own turning to a third party is its best option.

4 years ago