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EXPEDITIONS QUARTERLY: ISSUE 001
Myanmar Now Accepts E-Visa
The new service found online at www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm is designed to be user friendly but can only be used flying into Yangon International Airport. It has been introduced as part of the government’s plans to encourage 5 million tourists by 2015.
The e-visa is open to people from 67 countries including the US. The single entry visa costs $50 and will be stamped on arrival and is valid for 28 days.
Novotal Max Yangon to Open in December 2014
The Novotal Max will soft open in Yangon in December 2014, with a full opening in February 2015. It will be situated on Pyay Road and will have 366 modern rooms. It is managed by the French Hospitality group Accor.
Expeditions Joins BCCM
Expeditions Myanmar is proud to announce that they have become a founding member of the new British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (BCCM).
The role of the member is to promote, foster, support and represent UK in Myanmar.
Mr John Longworth Director General of the BCC commented
“Myanmar is the fastest growing economy in South East Asia, with goods exports seeing an increase of 244% in 2013. This highlights the opportunities that are available to UK firms in Myanmar and we would urge more companies to explore this market with the help of the new chamber.”
Expeditions Myanmar is the only travel company to be a full member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.
A Note from our General Manager Mr. Guy Allison
I recently returned from a fantastic trip from Kalaw to Inle Lake.
I did the two day one night trek which has an overnight in a monastery en route to Inle Lake. I had not roughed it for quite some time and was looking forward to the experience! We set off early from Kalaw, which is a picturesque sleepy old British hill station in Shan State.
We passed through some organically grown peanut fields where Pa-O women, dressed in their distinctive orange and black headscarves, were picking peanuts in the fields. At dusk, we reached the temple and had a great meal of Burmese curry and mango. We then visited the Pa-O traditional house on stilts and spent the rest of the night drinking moonshine with the locals.
The next day we rose early and spent the morning meandering down the narrow path to Inle Lake. Kalaw is one place that has recently opened up for the trekking for foreigners and is a great way of seeing the real Myanmar through the backdoor.