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Get Myanmar Visa Upon Arrival

VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA) is now available at Yangon and Mandalay International Airports for nationals of more than 100 countries with which Myanmar has diplomatic ties. Previously, visas must be arranged in advance before arrival. All Asia Exclusive Travel managing...

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Catch Myanmar Solar Eclipse

(MYANMAR - June 2009) - As of Friday, the 15th of January 2010, the central and western part of Myanmar will be one of the few areas of the globe where anannular solar eclipse is visible. The eclipse can be admired at its best from Shwebo, one of the former capitals...

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Best Aid: Visit Myanmar

THE best help the trade can give Myanmar is to encourage tourists to visit the cyclone-hit destination because, unlike foreign aid, which is only a temporary relief, the tourist dollar trickles down to the small businesses and individuals who need it the most and can...

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Tragedy in Myanmar

I never want to write about thing like this, but with recent natural disasters it is a good opportunity to feel grateful for what I have and know that there are good people trying to make a difference. While I have not heard a word yet from anyone in China, I have...

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Thai Adventure for Women

GUTSY WOMEN TRAVEL OFFERS EXOTIC 12-DAY ADVENTURE TO THAILAND Explore the "Venice of the East," Laos, and The Golden Triangle Thailand is at once chaotic and serene, exotic but welcoming -- a country where modern day life is still imbued with centuries-old customs and...

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Trips off the Radar

July 2007 (All Over) "“ Somewhere beyond "away from it all" and "off the beaten path" lie destinations so remote and exclusive it might take some work getting there. But, as sophisticated travelers have discovered going "off the...

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Air Bagan Launches New Flights

Air Bagan announced the launching of its international route between Yangon and Bangkok effective from the 15th of May 2007 with the capacity of 228 seats onboard Airbus A310. Further information and details, please contact Air Bagan Head Office at Tel: +951 504 278...

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“Thingyan” Myanmar New Year’s Water Festival

The Thingyan Festival is the New Year occasion held in Myanmar throughout the country. Myanmar people take part in the traditional water-throwing activities, go to pagodas and stupas to perform good deeds and keep Precepts, pay respects to elderly persons and do...

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Yangon Airways’ Myanmar Package

Yangon Airways and Shan Yoma Travel & Tours jointly promote Amazing Sales Packages for both locals and expatriates within July to September 2006. A 3 Days / 2 Nights Package from Yangon to Nyaung U (Bagan); Mandalay; and or Heho (Inle Lake) are available starting from...

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Aureum’s Mayanmar Package

Air Bagan and her sister company Aureum Hotel Group presents " Aureum's Surprise Packages 2006" from 1st October 2006 up to 31st December 2006 for 4 Days / 3 Nights Ngapali Package starting from US$ 325 per person; 3 Days / 2 nights Bagan package starting from US$ 295...

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The Latest from Asia Transpacific Journeys

BOULDER, CO, July 14 - A first-time visitor to Burma saw a young couple with a baby walking counter-clockwise together around the gold-leaf Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, a simple act of devotion repeated by countless thousands each day. Returning two years later, this...

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Asia Transpacific’s Fall Tours

BOULDER, CO, May 5 - Folks have different expectations of luxury when it comes to vacation travel. For some it's highest possible thread counts and staff waiting to be in service outside a guest room door. For others luxury means leaving no stone unturned regarding...

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