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Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New Heights in Myanmar
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Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New Heights in Myanmar

LOIKAW, Myanmar (Jan. 15, 2019) – One of Myanmar’s most iconic and recognizable tours, Balloons Over Bagan, has set sail for new horizons this month with the launch of a new hot-air balloon flight in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State. Balloon Over Loikaw becomes the fourth option in the arsenal of this enterprising...

‘Silent’ Solar Yacht Launches in Mergui Archipelago
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‘Silent’ Solar Yacht Launches in Mergui Archipelago

KAWTHAUNG, Myanmar (Jan. 9, 2019) – Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7-meter solar-powered yacht, which will offer expeditions around the Mergui Archipelago from January 2019. The S55 catamaran can accommodate up to six guests and three...

Hotels & Resorts Around Asia Reach the Last Straw
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Hotels & Resorts Around Asia Reach the Last Straw

HUE, Vietnam – (Nov. 28, 2018) – “There’s a great future in plastics,” or so Dustin Hoffman was told in the classic American movie The Graduate. Fifty years since the movie’s debut we’ve realized plastic is not as fantastic as the film had us believe. This month in Indonesia a dead sperm whale washed ashore...

New Memories Group Hotel Aims ‘to Put Mawlamyaing on the Map’
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New Memories Group Hotel Aims ‘to Put Mawlamyaing on the Map’

MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar (Nov.14, 2018) — Designed by US architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15 in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Commanding a panoramic vista over the Thanlwin [Salween] River, this waterfront property brings a new vitality in business hotel options to the...

Asia’s Best Destinations to Ring in the New Year
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Asia’s Best Destinations to Ring in the New Year

Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 by traveling to the best places in Asia to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Watch fireworks from a rooftop in Taipei, participate in traditional Japanese traditions in Tokyo, soak up Halong Bay’s spectacular limestone karsts, indulge champagne sorbet and lobster on Koh Samui, or stroll through an open-air...

Yangon Business Hotel to Open in December
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Yangon Business Hotel to Open in December

YANGON, Myanmar (Oct. 30, 2018) — Awei Metta, a chic new business and leisure hotel in Yangon, has announced its grand opening for December 15. Located in the leafy western suburbs of Myanmar’s former capital, close to the city’s international airport, this modern 46-key resort features a restaurant overseen by an experienced French chef, a...

24-villa Awei Pila set to launch on Pila Island in December
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24-villa Awei Pila set to launch on Pila Island in December

YANGON, Myanmar (Oct. 17, 2018) — Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to guests on December 15. Owned by the Yangon-based Memories Group, the newly constructed property on the secluded island of Pila will feature 24 air-conditioned tented villas fronting a white-sand beach, an...

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