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Articles tagged “myanmar”

Tourism

Myanmar’s Famed Balloons Are Securing Investments Despite Rohingya Crisis

Investors are betting that tourists will look past the ethnic cleansing happening in some parts of Myanmar and so far some have, but others are canceling trips on moral grounds or safety fears.

Myanmar’s Famed Balloons Are Securing Investments Despite Rohingya Crisis

Airlines

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

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.

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

Tourism

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

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.

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Tourism

A Tiny Town in Myanmar Capitalizes on George Orwell Tourism

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.

A Tiny Town in Myanmar Capitalizes on George Orwell Tourism

Tourism

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

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.

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Tourism

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

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.

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Tourism

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

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.

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

Airlines

Singapore Association Wins $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Myanmar Airport

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.

Singapore Association Wins $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Myanmar Airport

Hotels

Hilton to Open 5 More Hotels in Myanmar

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

Hilton to Open 5 More Hotels in Myanmar