In September 2015 a rare baby Irrawaddy River Dolphin was spotted in a protected area of the river between Mandalay and Kyaukmyaug. This sighting precipitated the Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society’s annual survey of the Irrawaddy River dolphin beginning on February 5. The sighting of the new baby dolphin is important in the light of the…
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 4.68 million in 2015, according to figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. This is within the range of its previous prediction of between 4.5 to 5 million tourists. Numbers have been steadily increasing from 800,000 in 2011 to 3.08 million in 2014, according to official statistics.
At the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum ministers announce significant inroads in promoting the region as a single tourist destination. Reports Mark Bibby Jackson.
Following the first major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2009, the tourism industry reflects on what will be the long-term impact of the assault on the industry. By Kate Burbidge and Mark Bibby Jackson.
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The Thai government and private sector join forces in preparation for the 57th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair.
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