Myanmar Airways will assign two recently purchased 12-seat Grand Caravan Ex planes to provide sightseeing flights over Mandalay.
Sunset over Mandalay
According to a local media report, the flights will last 15 minutes, and will be available just twice a week. The plane will fly over Mandalay Hill, Yankin Hill, U Bein Hill and Sagaing Hill offering scenic flights for foreign tourists. Read More
Threeland Travel team has proudly announced about their most recent website upgrade on December 25th 2013.
Right on this Christmas Eve, Threeland Travel’s official website is finally upgraded into new version working well not only on PC but also on mobile devices. The website’s new interface is designed in flat style, with the hope of not only bringing a new wind to the company, refreshing the outdated features, adding new extensions and updating contents; but also making Threeland more accessible and friendlier to our valued customers and partners.
Threeland’s site on various devices
Visitors now can easily access up-to-date information about Tour Promotions, Hotel Promotions, and Airline Promotions. A list of featured tours is available on front page, which helps visitors find a suitable itinerary for their own. Besides, they can also check out hottest news about many best deals of hotels, airlines or tours, as well as cultural news about upcoming and typical events in the country.
Myanmar and Cambodia have agreed on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports.
The agreement was signed by Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister U Tin Oo Lwin and Cambodian Ambassador to Myanmar Sieng Burvuthin Nay Pyi Taw.
The agreement will mean citizens of the two countries can visit without the need to apply for a visa.
In February 2011, Myanmar established air links with Cambodia and Myanmar Airways international (MAI) introduced a service between Yangon and Siem Reap in April. It extended the service to Phnom Penh in November 2011.
Yangon’s international airport should close the year with around 2.3 million passenger movements according to the latest estimate by the Department of Civil Aviation.
The department general director, Tin Naing Tun, said the increase in passenger traffic was driven by a mix of business visitors keen to check out investment opportunities as well as tourists.
Yangon International Airport has recently been upgraded.
In 2012, the airport handled 1.9 million foreign passengers and 1.1 million Myanmar citizens, compared to 1.45 million foreign passengers and 1 million locals in 2011.
Opening hours for the Myawady-Mae Sot Friendship Bridge border crossing between Myanmar and Thailand will be extended to 05:00 to 20:00, instead of 06:00 to 18:00, to support trade and tourism.
Myawaddy – Mae Sot Friendship Bridge
The new opening hours need to be approved by both countries.
According to local media in Myawady, an official at the bridge checkpoint said: “We have received instructions from the Kayin State government to extend the opening hours at the Friendship Bridge. The Myanmar side is ready. It is now up to Thai officials to respond.”