Hotels cater to locals who want to get away for a luxury vacation without the added stress of travel, planning and preparation.
The Irrawaddy spoke with two sector operators about the troubles the Rakhine crisis has caused the country's tourism sector, and how to get out of the rough patch.
Soe and Associates Hotel Group project, which reportedly involves illegal sand mining, linked to First Myanmar Investment former shareholder U Soe Myint
Officials are planning to do more to warn visitors against climbing the pagodas of Bagan after a German tourist was injured in a fall on Tuesday.
More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl.
Tourism Association organizes familiarization trip to Kawthaung; airport upgrades planned
At a meeting in Ngapali last weekend, government officials and business owners debated the beach's fall from grace. Some blame unchecked development by the rich and powerful.
A state minister said the new road will draw tourists, but some fear the environmental damage could do more harm than good.
A three-year project will be implemented for the development of tourism in Chin State with the assistance of the Dutch government.
Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns.
Tourists will soon get to visit once off-limits communities thanks to a sustained spell of peace between the military and a local ethnic armed group.
A speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le Island in the southern province of Krabi, injuring 16, mostly tourists from China.
The state government plans to host flower festivals in the future, hoping to attract more visitors.
Korean-speaking guides say they have been shut out of work
Tony Wheeler discusses his experiences in the country over the decades.