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Inle Lake is not ready for tourism boom  Travel Blog - News

Inle Lake is not ready for tourism boom

At least 100,000 international tourists visited the area in 2012, combined with a similar number of domestic visitors to the lake, giving a minimum base of 200,000 visitors annually, the organisations say. “Through our research, which included extensive consultations in the Inle region, we found people, environment and infrastructure quite unprepared for this rapid increase [...]
When tourists swindle locals in Myanmar Travel Blog - News

When tourists swindle locals in Myanmar

She walked into the reception area of Monywa Hotel, sporting disconcertingly casual attire: knee-length shorts and a short-sleeved blouse, both made from flimsy white cotton fabric decorated with a floral print. She was a 20-something European tourist, but she was dressed like a 12-year-old at a slumber party. My wife and I had just checked [...]
Visa-on-arrival Myanmar set to accommodate 22 European countries  Travel Blog - News

Visa-on-arrival Myanmar set to accommodate 22 European countries

The Ministry of Immigration plans to expand a visa-on-arrival program to citizens of 22 European countries, a government official said last week. “We can’t say exactly which countries and when it will start. The types of visas made available will be the same as we are offering to citizens of 29 countries,” said U Zaw [...]
Community group establishes plastic bag-free zone at Inle Lake Travel Blog - News

Community group establishes plastic bag-free zone at Inle Lake

A village at Inle Lake in southern Shan State has agreed to become a plastic bag-free zone, and the project’s backers say they hope the initiative will spread to other areas of the popular tourist destination. Residents in Nga Phe Chaung agreed to stop using plastic bags on August 7, as part of a project being implemented [...]
Four Myanmar hotels awarded Agoda’s Gold Circle Travel Blog - News

Four Myanmar hotels awarded Agoda’s Gold Circle

Hotel booking site Agoda has recognised four Myanmar hotels “for their commitment to online revenue management”. Traders Hotel, Clover Hotel and East Hotel in Yangon and Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel in Mandalay were all named recipients of Agoda’s Gold Circle Awards for 2012. Agoda said in a statement the awards are given to Agoda partner [...]