Those in the tourism industry say the Dutch government’s travel warning for Mrauk-U should also be lifted as it is peaceful and located 100 miles from conflict-torn Maungdaw.
Local stakeholders say tourists are unlikely to travel to the new market in the town of Thandwe, 8 kilometers away, in the evening.
Livelihoods come under threat as customary land rights have been denied and a developer claims ownership of much of Pulau Pari Island.
The Irrawaddy discusses the causes behind the country's slumping travel sector and what the government and industry should do to turn its fortunes around.
Representatives of the tourism ministry and the Japanese and South Korean ambassadors met arrivals at Yangon International Airport on Monday, the first day of the new free-visa sch
After a boat accident in July this year, Chinese visitor arrivals are down by 11.77 percent, the first drop since the start of 2017.
As the rains ease off, it’s time to leave the city commotion behind and embrace the great outdoors for an experiential cycle adventure in the glorious green countryside.
Tour operators develop new travel destinations as Rakhine fallout dampens U.S., European arrivals
Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to Palau, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status.
Hotels in Phuket aim to reduce the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on the shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi backs rail and waterway development, eco- and adventure tours, and promotion of quality hostels run by small operators.
Travelers from Japan, South Korea and China will not have to show proof of funds when applying for a tourist visa-on-arrival as initially outlined by the Tourism Ministry.
Government looks to offset drop in Western, Mid-East tourist numbers due to Rakhine crisis
The awards aim to raise awareness of the tourism industry’s potential to generate meaningful social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Chiang Rai tourism officials expect surge of interest after missing soccer team saga.