Trials and Tribulations for Myanmar’s Travel Industry

Kyaw Kha: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll discuss whether Myanmar is ready to receive international travelers. I’m The Irrawaddy chief reporter Kyaw Kha and I’m joined by U Khin Aung Tun, vice president of the Myanmar Tourism Federation, and tour operator Daw Sabei Aung. On Monday, Myanmar granted visa exemptions for some Asian […]

Trials and Tribulations for Myanmar’s Travel Industry

Kyaw Kha: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll discuss whether Myanmar is ready to receive international travelers. I’m The Irrawaddy chief reporter Kyaw Kha and I’m joined by U Khin Aung Tun, vice president of the Myanmar Tourism Federation, and tour operator Daw Sabei Aung. On Monday, Myanmar granted visa exemptions for some Asian countries, […]

Myanmar to hold investment fairs to spur development

Myanmar is making preparations to hold a business forum in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city in the north, on Nov. 9, aiming to promote trade and investment for the development of Mandalay region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) Monday. Such forum is partly aimed at driving development more evenly […]

Smart tourism a priority, says prime minister

Cambodia is prioritising the digitalisation of services and products and the adoption of advanced technologies related to the tourism industry, said Prime Minister Hun Sen. In a statement released Tuesday to mark this year’s World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated today around the world under the theme ‘Tourism and the digital transformation’, Mr Hun […]

Bagan to start using e-ticket entrance fee system Monday

The government will begin collecting entrance fees to the ancient Bagan heritage zone using an e-ticket system starting on Monday, according to the Bagan Archaeology and National Museum Department. The new system is being installed by Shin Than Thu Co Ltd, a public company that won the tender earlier this month, U Aung Aung Kyaw, […]

Myanmar to develop tourism through new border gate

Myanmar Vice President U Henry Van Thio has stressed developing tourism through newly opened international border gate – Reekhorda which links India’s Zokhawthar in Mizoram State. Reekhorda border checkpoint in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin state, along with Tamu’s in Sagaing region which connects India’s Moreh, was simultaneously opened on August 22 to facilitate travel on both […]

Thailand to double airport capacity, surpassing Singapore’s Changi

Thailand is embarking on a building spree that promises to more than double the passenger capacity of airports in and around Bangkok, propelling the Thai capital past regional hub Singapore by that measure. In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on Sept. 13, Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the new U-Tapao airport, a former military air base […]

HCM City develops smart tourism in Industry 4.0

Ho Chi Minh City has strived to tap into its tourism development potential, with the support of digital technology, as the city is Vietnam’s leading tourism hub and an attractive destination for international friends. The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) has bolstered development in all fields – including smart tourism based on […]

Tokyo,Bangkok top bleisure travel destination for S’pore-based business travellers

Business travellers in Singapore have rated Tokyo and Bangkok as their top business and leisure travel destinations, in a study conducted by YouGov for luggage brand Samsonite. The Samsonite Smoother Journeys study also found that Hong Kong is Singapore’s third-favourite business destination, while London ranked third for leisure travel. Mumbai, Bangalore and Jakarta were the least popular, […]

What is the level of strategic denial vis a vis the money creation and its investment into the tourism real-estate?

Proudly contributed by Daniel Koeppel

Counting myself to the heterodox camp of the environmental sustainability focused professionals; I am continuously on the lookout for different viewpoints on what contributes or what does not contribute to the environmental sustainability paradigm. This led me to participate in a MOOC course, (http://mooc1.communityforge.net/) by the Institute of Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS). Strategic Denial Professor […]