Hotel charges vary according to each status during SEA Games


The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has made changes in hotel charges to media, observer and sports fan for foreigners depending on the region during the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

Four Thai-Myanmar border crossings to be opened on August 28


Myanmar and Thai citizens, as well as foreign tourists, will be allowed to pass through four Thai-Myanmar border checkpoints, including Myawady, starting from August 28, an official said.

Tourism industry will play an important role

If the implementation of reform process continues, tourism industry will play the major role of the country’s furture economy, creating job opportunities for Myanmar people, according to the experts. 

Nepalese Airlines to launch nonstop flight service to Yangon

The Nepalese Airlines have been in talks with Myanmar airlines authorities to launch direct flight services from Yangon to Kathmandu, according airlines director Saroj K. Kasaju.

MAI and Korean Air plans a flight directly to Seoul

Myanmar Airways International and Korean Air (KE) are planning a direct flight to Seoul, South Korea, Aye Maya Thar, Marketing Manager of MAI said.

“The flight is a direct flight to Seoul with KE carrier. The passengers have to buy tickets from MAI due to the code sharing system between MAI and KE for the flight,” Aye Maya Thar added.

The official signing took place on 8 April at KE’s headquarters and present at the signing ceremony were the President and CEO of KE, Chang Hoon Chi and the Managing Director of MAI, Si Thu.

The MoU will enable both airlines to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas including passenger traffic, safety, in-flight services, flight operations and maintenance.

Myanmar Airways International Co., Ltd. is the international flag carrier of Myanmar, headquartered in Yangon. It operates scheduled international services to destinations mainly in Southeast Asia. The carrier is based at Yangon International Airport.

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., operating as Korean Air, is both the flag carrier and the largest airline of South Korea, with global headquarters located in Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also the top-ranked international cargo airline. It was voted Asia’s best airline by Business Traveler readers in 2012.