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Spectacular Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opening soon in Myanmar

Take a tour of Temples of Bagan in Myanmar - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

CNN

11 things to know about Myanmar

The Burmese make a big deal of the New Year. Thingyan takes place this year from April 13-16.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday in a bid to end long waits for permits to visit the country.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Night Market Slated for Rangoon by Year's End

Burma's restaurant association is planning to open Rangoon's first open-air night market-a concept that has proven a major tourist draw in neighboring countries-by the end of this year.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Independent

South-east Asian cruises: Traveller's Guide

Drifting along the Irrawaddy or the Mekong, or further out at sea, is an adventurous way to see this region's most exotic corners, says Caroline Hendrie Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Bennington Banner

US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

A U.S investment fund has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.

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ABC News

US Fund in Deal to Build Myanmar Solar Plants

A U.S investment fund has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.

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Reuters

Four firms shortlisted for Myanmar jet fuel distribution venture

Four firms from Thailand and Singapore will go through to a final round of bidding to form a joint venture in Myanmar for distributing jet fuel with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise , a senior Energy Ministry official said.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Smart Software Solutions for Myanmar's Growing Hotel Industry.

Exclusive Feature: Since international sanctions were lifted and socio-economic reforms introduced in 2011, Myanmar has been witnessing a boost in its hospitality industry; Tourism is growing at an impressive pace and as the number of tourist visiting the country increase, so do the number of hotels coming up across this South East Asian nation.

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Russia Taday

a Decoding Myanmar's intricate ties with major foreign powers

Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bangkok Post

Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight

Myanma Airways International said it will inaugurate a flight linking Myanmar's biggest metropolis Yangon and Osaka via the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh three times a week on Oct 8. This will be the first scheduled flight, though technically operated as a charter service, to Cambodia from Osaka's Kansai International Airport, according to the ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Newsday

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.

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The Nation

Myanmar man who passed through Suvarnabhumi has malaria, not Ebola

MYANMAR has notified Thailand that a Myanmar man with a record of visiting African countries who made a stopover in Thailand and was tested for Ebola disease had malaria.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Vail Daily News

Vail Daily travel feature: Exploring the labyrinth of Inle Lake

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final article in a series of seven. To read the other installments, visit www.vaildaily.com.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A boy holds an inflatable ring on a beach near Dawei.

For years, Dawei has been the promised land of Thai developers who have long dreamed of turning this southern Myanmar port city into a gateway to the Andaman Sea.

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Budget Travel

4 Places You Shouldn't Miss In Myanmar

Adventure, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Rivers and Lakes, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Wildlife Appreciation, Yangon, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink This article was written by Melissa Reichwage, an avid traveler and international development and ... (more)

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IRIN

Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar's Kachin State

YANGON, 14 August 2014 - Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Canada Updates

Myanmar to launch tourist e-visas September

As per the information available, the new E-visas will be for tourists only. This has been affirmed by the Ministry of Immigration and Population in a recent official statement.

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Burmanet

The Diplomat: The strategic importance of Myanmar for India -...

The new Indian government has begun its tenure with a busy calendar of international travel.

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