Panellists on DVB Debate discuss Burma is ready for the onslaught of tourists predicted this year, and raise concerns about high hotel prices and limited accommodation.
Handcraft lacquerware producers in the ancient city of Bagan in central Burma are seeing good business this year amid an influx of foreign tourists and the introduction of international credit card payment systems.
Security has been beefed up and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been lifted in the Ngapali beach zone although it still remains in place in the main Sandoway district.
Official from tourism association warns of embarrassment if country cannot accommodate soaring numbers of visitors
Crackdown expected on beggars as authorities prepare to clean up image of Burma’s second city prior to influx of tourists
Businessmen claim the environment for investment has already improved but major hurdles remain, not least rampant corruption
Chairman of newly formed Myanmar (Burma) Tourism Board said the country’s tourism facilities currently can only provide services to 300,000 tourists
Tourism minister says Burma’s domestic infrastructure is still not suitable for the giant influx of tourists the scheme had hoped to attract
Immigration officials warn that notorious blacklist remains in place despite attempts to attract more foreign visitors to the pariah state
USAID funding of a tourism project to Southeast Asian countries “would benefit financially” the maligned military government in Burma
The Burma tourism debate rages on, but much of the pro-boycott lobby fails to understand the benefits that outsiders can bring
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