Tourism in Burma - promotional
|Title:|| ||"Lonely Planet": Myanmar
|Date of publication:|| ||07 September 2009|
|Description/subject:|| ||# When to go # Sights # Money & Costs # Getting there & around # History ..."Travelling to Myanmar presents an ethical decision - Should you go? Check the warning below or go to our responsible travel section..."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Lonely Planet|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.lonelyplanet.com/myanmar-burma/travel-tips-and-articles/76954|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||03 June 2003|
|Title:|| ||Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
|Description/subject:|| ||Substantial, upgraded site....
DOs & DON'Ts|
Star Ranking Hotels....."The legendary "Golden Land" - this is still the Myanmar of today. Certainly one of the most exotic countries in the world-aland of astounding beauty and charm that moved Kipling to pen these apt words: "quite unlike any land you will ever know".
Myanmar is a paradise to discover, a destination for discerning travellers to explore and experience the mystical charms of the East in all its diversity - rich archaeological sites, glittering pagodas, a wealth of cultures, colourful festivals and arts. Myanmar is also blessed with an awe-inspiring range of natural sights - idyllic land- scape, lush fertile plains, vast virgin jungles, majestic snowcapped mountains, pristine beaches washed by crystal clear waters, fragrant pine trees and sunflowers bathed in abundant sunshine.
But most of all, perfectly complemented by a most gracious and hospitable people...."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||20 August 2010|
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Mission Geneva, Tourism page
|Description/subject:|| ||Tourist attractions, information and articles|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Myanmar Mission, Geneva,|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||14 April 2008|
|Title:|| ||Today in Myanmar - Myanmar Life, Culture, Custom, Travel, Information
|Description/subject:|| ||* Myanmar History
* Hotels & Accommodation
* Travel Advice
* Myanmar Life
* Travel stories
* Culture & Custom
* Myanmar News
* Places in Myanmar|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Today in Myanmar|
|Format/size:|| ||html, Wordpress|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||28 November 2010|
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013 - 2020
|Date of publication:|| ||June 2013|
|Description/subject:|| ||Executive Summary:
"As a result of sweeping political and economic reforms, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is enjoying unprecedented tourism growth. Between 2011 and 2012, visitor arrivals increased by 29.7% and, for the first time in its history, Myanmar received over 1 million international visitors. Other key drivers of growth include the rapid expansion of scheduled inbound flights, eased tourist visa-on-arrival privileges at gateway airports, improving business and investment conditions, and the growing demand for international travel among regional and long-haul markets. Although Myanmar possesses diverse and extensive cultural, natural, and historic assets, it has only begun to develop its enormous tourism potential.
Due to the income- and employment-generating opportunities it creates, tourism is a global industry with special economic significance to developing countries. Consequently, the Government of Myanmar (GOM) has prioritized tourism development in its Framework for Economic and Social Reforms. To help ensure that tourism growth delivers broad and equitable social, economic, and environmental benefits, GOM adopted the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy in 2012. The policy is also endorsed by the Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF), and is highly acclaimed by both civil society and development partners. The vision for tourism in Myanmar, as set out in the Responsible Tourism Policy is
“we intend to use tourism to make Myanmar a better place to live in—to provide more employment and greater business opportunities for all our people, to contribute to the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage and to share with us our rich cultural diversity. We warmly welcome those who appreciate and enjoy our heritage, our way of life, and who travel with respect.”
In this context, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT)—the agency mandated by GOM to oversee the systematic development of tourism—prepared the Myanmar Tourism Master Plan (the Master Plan). The Master Plan adopts this vision for tourism in Myanmar and the nine aims of the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Policy as its guiding principles. It sets out strategic programs, priority projects, and activities in a long-term implementation framework covering 2013–2020 and a short-term action plan for 2013–2015.
The goal of the Master Plan is to maximize tourism’s contribution to national employment and income generation, and ensure that the social and economic benefits of tourism are distributed equitably. Key objectives for each strategic program are listed below."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, The R epublic of the Union of Myanma|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (2.9MB-reduced version; 4.32-0rigtinal)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.harrison-institute.org/Myanmar%20Tourism%20Master%20Plan%202013-2020.pdf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||01 October 2013|
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Travel Directory (2010-2011)
|Date of publication:|| ||March 2010|
|Description/subject:|| ||148 illustrated pages of tourist destinations and activities in Myanmar.....1
"Myanmar Travel Directory is a collective effort of Union of Myanmar Travel Association in
bringing out current information on touring and traveling at Myanmar. Directory has a complete list
of UMTA members by their respective website addresses, from where information on detailed tour
programs, highlights of tour sites and tour services could be found. People of Myanmar has fine
and sound cultures in traditional ways, of which natural hospitality is one. UMTA members regard
that it is their responsibility to support and raise such cultures. Green forests, treasured natural
resources, coastal beaches, traditional habitats of each ethnic group are among rich inheritances
to which we are obligated to treat responsibly.
Golden land, Myanmar is situated between Holy Ganges of Indian sub-continent and Great Mekong
of Indo-China, 582 miles (936 km) at its widest breadth. From Himalaya to Andaman Sea, River
Ayeyarwady flows for 1,500 miles of her whole entirety on the land, enabling civilizations to flourish.
At midway of her passage Central Yoma Range breaks briefly for the river to shift slightly
toward West and merged with River Chindwin. Chindwin itself has its source at Himalaya and
flows parallel and between River Brahmaputra of India and Ayeyarwady. By the seawards, Rakhine
Coast, Ayeyarwady Delta and Tanintharyi Coast, in total of 1385 miles coastal line rim on Bay of
Bengal, Gulf of Martaban and Andaman Sea. Natural and cultural splendors of land thrive on
monsoon rain and great rivers of the land.
Favourable climate and geography support wide variety of flora and fauna to grow in the form of
dense rain forests. Civilizations then follow.
In the year 2001, a team of anthropologists found fossilized remains of primates from 49 to 33
million years’ time at Pondaung, Central Myanmar. There are evidences of 20,000 year old
Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures in wall paintings of Padalin Cave, near Myittha.
By the archeological evidences Mon established civilizations in Ayeyarwady Delta and Tanintharyi
Coast around 250 BC, their first kingdom Suwarnabhumi was founded around the port of Thaton.
By the 2nd century AD towards 9th century, city kingdoms of Beikthano, Mongmao, Sriksetra, and
Hanlingyi were founded by Pyu tribes in central Myanmar. And lineage of Rakhine kingdom was
established in 4th century AD which traced back to 5th century BC. Bagan was founded during
845~850 AD, but only at 1044 AD King Anawrahta unified the city states into nationhood which
stretched about the size of present day Myanmar.
During the reign of King Anawrahta, Theravada Buddhism has taken root amidst different practices
of Buddhism and animism. Theravada Buddhism has ever been in the psyche of populace
that the faith never diminishes even by conflicts or wars. Cultures of the land as defined and
shaped by ever changing situations always has this faith embedded.
Bagan Empire lasted until early 14th. century to be disintegrated into city states again. Nationstates
were reestablished successively each time, Hantharwady Empire was founded by
Bayintnaung (1552~1581), and Alaungpaya (1752~1760) reunited the nation as Konbaung Kingdom.
In 1886 British colonial power annexed the whole country after three wars. Independent is
gained on 4th January, 1948, as the result of continuous political movements against British rule,
where the crucial movement being historic Pinlone Treaty which was signed on 12 February 1947.
Presently the country is still in developing stage, and tourism industry is also among the rest of
sectors in gaining momentum. Private sector investments, Foreign Direct Investments and Joint
Ventures are allowed in the industry. Ministry of Hotels and Tourism undertakes to give regulatory
guidance in the industry, and to generate tourism growth. Professionalism and good business
practices are essential values of UMTA members and we believe that Association is one unitive
body to promote the industry."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA)|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (7.8MB - OBL version; 10.7MB - original)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.umtanet.org/UMTA.pdf
|Date of entry/update:|| ||26 May 2010|
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
|Description/subject:|| ||Mainly photos:
Myanmar Map In Detail...
Tourist Centres Zone...
Main National Races...
Eco - Tourism Sites...
Flora & Fauna...
Fruits & Flowers...
Trekking And Mountaineering...
PrizeWinning Photos 2003...
Photo Contest 2004...
|Date of entry/update:|| ||14 April 2008|
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board
|Description/subject:|| ||"Mystical Myanmar" ... solid site, with substantial links|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||14 April 2008|