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The Mergui Archipelago, Burma. Pic: AP.

Flights, e-visas drive dramatic growth of tourism in Burma

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015 1:44PM UTC Comments Off The Mergui Archipelago, Burma. Pic: AP.

In 2014 Burma (Myanmar) received about 1.5 million more tourists than in 2013, while Thailand received 2 million less tourists in 2014 compared to the previous year....

Burma’s tourism star on the rise as Thailand tries to bounce back

By Sat, Jan 10, 2015 2:48PM UTC Comments Off Balloons float over the famous pagodas of Bagan, Burma. Pic: AP.

The future just keeps looking brighter for Burma (Myanmar), at least from a business perspective. International investments have gathered pace since the country's march toward democratization began in 2010. The tourism industry has been booming recently, thanks to increased flights, ease of travel, and the government's increasingly open attitude toward the international community. ...

Hilton inks deal for 5 more hotels in Burma

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 9:28AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Hilton Worldwide has signed a contract to operate five hotels in Burma , which is emerging as a popular Southeast Asian tourist destination after military rule was lifted in 2011. Hilton is teaming up with Eden Group, a Burma conglomerate with businesses from hotels to energy. Hilton says it will rebrand...

Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State

By Thu, Apr 03, 2014 12:14AM UTC Comments Off Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State

FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country's northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it's an experience not to be forgotten....

48 hours in Burma: A Bagan adventure

By Fri, Mar 29, 2013 1:14PM UTC 1 Comment Balloons float over the famous pagodas of Bagan, Burma. Pic: AP.

By Sarah Waldron I HAD a plan. And I only had 48 hours to do it. Get myself from Bangkok to Bagan, a small ancient city southwest of Mandalay, Burma and back to Bangkok in just over two days. Was it ideal, this slapdash trip to one of the world’s most fascinating countries? It certainly...

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