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Myanmar International Tourism Expo 2018 aims to connect local and international tourism partners

The Myanmar International Tourism Expo 2018 is set to be held on July 20th to 22nd with an aim to connect the Myanmar market with the international tourism industry. Eight countries looking to connect with local travelers, agencies and service providers will have exhibition booths including India, K

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CMAS publishes triannual Ethnic Affairs journal

The Center for Myanmar Affairs Studies (CMAS) published its first issue of the Burmese-language ‘Ethnics Affairs’ journal on July 1. This new publication covers the topics of ethnic traditions, cultures and lifestyles of the various ethnic nationalities of Myanmar.

The first issue of the

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Decision to reduce length of permitted stay in Bagan met with criticism

The number of days foreigners are allowed to stay in Bagan with the Bagan Cultural Zone permit has been reduced from five to three days. This move means that the US$20/MMK25,000 permit fee paid by foreigners entering Bagan now allows them to stay for two fewer days. The announcement by the authoriti

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Grab Myanmar introduces welfare programme for its drivers

Grab Myanmar introduces a welfare programme, named 'Better 365' , for the cars and drivers associalted with Grab on June 26.

The Belter 365 programme has three parts: a special programme for drivers in the platinum category; Grab Benefits for all drivers; and weekly bonous for high performing

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