Articles tagged “yangon”

Myanmar’s Aviation Industry Booms Despite Appalling Safety Record

Myanmar’s Aviation Industry Booms Despite Appalling Safety Record

Reuters

Myanmar's air travel infrastructure can not handle domestic airlines, let alone the major international carriers that came rushing in with tourists. It will takes years for the country to catch up to its growing tourism sector.

5 years ago

Tourists Delay Trips to Myanmar After Bomb Explodes in Yangon Hotel

Tourists Delay Trips to Myanmar After Bomb Explodes in Yangon Hotel

Eleven Media

Myanmar's tourism sector has boomed since its borders opened for the first time last year, but a series of dangerous incidents this early in its industry's growth could have a negative impact for years to come.

5 years ago

Explosion Hits Yangon’s Most Upscale Hotel, One American Wounded

Explosion Hits Yangon’s Most Upscale Hotel, One American Wounded

Robin McDowell, Associated Press

Tourism in Myanmar is taking off like a rocketship, but the country still has a long way to go before thing are normal after decades of being closed off due to restrictive military rule. Incidents like these, and its Rohingya refugees situation don't help.

5 years ago

6 years ago

Myanmar’s tourism boom means even the UN is forced out of its hotel offices

Myanmar’s tourism boom means even the UN is forced out of its hotel offices

Sanat Vallikappen & Pooja Thakur, Bloomberg

Sign of the times: Tourism and investment is booming in Myanmar, and Yangon's hotel shortage is not helping anyone for now, expect hotel who can charge exorbitantly and dictate terms.

6 years ago

Yangon, Myanmar is one the fastest growing hotel markets in the world

Yangon, Myanmar is one the fastest growing hotel markets in the world

Rafat Ali, Skift

Even if the international hotel supply triples in the next several years, the Yangon market still offers lots of opportunities for early movers, given the current anemic state of the hotel market there.

6 years ago

Qatar Airways to resume Yangon flights as airlines rush to Myanmar

Myanmar and Yangon desperately need more airport capacity, as the rush of tourists flow in.

6 years ago

Tourism boom in Myanmar means second airport for Yangon; looking for investors now

The gold rush is on in Myanmar, nevermind the still-lingering ethic tensions. Yangon surely needs one with the huge tourist influx.

7 years ago