Backyard Travel’s ‘Luxurious Myanmar’ package includes a stop at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda
Myanmar: Hot in 2013
BANGKOK (Nov. 28, 2012) â€” As Myanmar accelerates toward the center of the world’s hottest travel destinations, Backyard Travel has opened the doors on an excursion that reveals the countryâ€™s charms in style.
Between now and Jan. 20, 2013, the first 20 people to book â€˜Luxurious Myanmarâ€™ will go into a lottery for a 50-percent discount on the journey fee. Once the 20th booking is made, Backyard Travel will randomly select two winners.
â€œThe blanket has been taken off Myanmar, but itâ€™s not yet at the forefront of peopleâ€™s minds,â€ said Maeve Nolan, Backyard Travelâ€™s operations manager. â€œWe want to help get it there, because itâ€™s one of the friendliest places on earth, with one of the richest cultures youâ€™ll find anywhere.â€
Half Off Myanmar Tour
â€˜Luxurious Myanmarâ€™ is a seven-day, six-night experience that includes horse-carriage rides, sunset cruises, wine-tasting sessions and stays at The Strand and Governorâ€™s Residence, opulent, colonial-style hotels in Yangon that date to the turn of the last century and evoke a bygone era.
At half off, the tour is US $835 per person. The price excludes international airfare, three domestic flights and any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Myanmar began showing up on travelersâ€™ radars almost two years ago, when 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was relieved of a house-arrest sentence that spanned more than two decades. In January, the New York Times included Myanmar on its list of â€˜45 Places to Go in 2012.â€™
Backyard Travel Provides Travel Solutions
Backyard Travel launched in June as a 21st Century solution to the traditional travel agent. Instead of setting up as a tour operator, fielding business from agencies as operators typically do, the Bangkok-based firm is reaching overseas to woo travelers from the get-go.
â€œThe idea is to provide travelers with direct access to people who actually live in Asia full-time and are trained to handle all aspects of an itineraryâ€™s development,â€ said Nolan, who has been working in the travel industry in Asia for more than a dozen years. â€œThat’s our M.O.â€
If the total number of â€˜Luxurious Myanmarâ€™ bookings does not exceed 20 by Jan. 20, 2013, the lucky draw will be cancelled.
To make a booking for the Mayanmar Tour, or to learn more about Backyard Travel and its excursions, visit www.backyardtravel.com.