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Myanmar (also known as Burma) is in Southeast Asia and bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand.

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Murder of land rights defender Mr. Htay Aung
Myanmar’s Tourism Destination Dreams Fade Amid Empty Hotels
This Is What Happens When Millions Of People Suddenly Get The Internet
Ecotourism management strategy launched
Golden Shrines, Roads Less Traveled, and Plenty of Smiles
Myanmar’s World Economic Forum meeting tests its woeful tourism infrastructure
EU lifts all Myanmar sanctions, expect big investment rush in travel industry
Responsible tourism policy goes to cabinet
Responsible tourism policy draft to be released

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in cooperation with a non-profit foundation will this week launch a draft policy on responsible tourism at a workshop in Nay Pyi taw, according to an adviser to the ministry. The policy has been drafted together with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, an organization based in Germany, and will be released on June 5, said ministry adviser Daw Kyi Kyi Aye.

Elsewhere on the Web
Broadcasting Burma: The Rise of Rangoon’s Citizen Journalists – Bankkok Parlour
How to Visit Burma – Shaughn McArthur/Transitions Abroad
Irrawaddy
Voices for Burma
Myanmar – Lonely Planet
http://www.ecoburma.com@ecoburma
http://www.icimod.org/?q=myanmar&page=myanmar

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