Myanmar

9 05, 2016

Thesis publication: Visitor Management at the Bagan Heritage Site

By |May 9th, 2016|Bagan, Myanmar, Regional developments, Thesis Publication|0 Comments

If you follow this blog frequently you might know that from time to time we publish final master thesis from the students that graduated from the NHTV Master of Arts Tourism Destination Management.
This example is produced by Gloria Crabolu and deals with the topic of ‘Visitor Management at the Bagan Heritage Site’ in Myanmar. Below you can […]

15 03, 2016

Student Insights: an Indian view on the field research in Myanmar

By |March 15th, 2016|Experiences, India, Myanmar, Student insights|1 Comment

Here you can read the experiences of one of our Indian students with the Master TDM from the field research in Myanmar. Enjoy the read!
We landed at Yangon airport on 1st February. The first encounter with the airport staff, when I asked directions  for  the  toilette,  showed  the  language  barrier  that  we  were  going  to  face  […]

3 01, 2016

Field work 2016 – an exciting new year has started

By |January 3rd, 2016|Australia, Bali, Experiences, Field research, international, Myanmar|0 Comments

Hello there,
A new year has started and we would like to take this opportunity and wish all of you a happy and successful year. Our Master of Arts program team of Tourism Destination Management and especially all the current students are very excited for the upcoming months of this new year. From the beginning […]

26 05, 2015

A unique journey of education and enjoyment

By |May 26th, 2015|Article, Asia, Australia, Bali, Experiences, Field research, General information, Indonesia, international, International Tourism Context, introduction, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Melbourne, Myanmar, NHTV, sustainable tourism, TDM, TDM-Study, Tourism destination strategies|1 Comment

A unique journey of education and enjoyment – the TDM 2nd phase

10th May 2015 around 4pm @ Changi Airport. Whoever had watched us, 22 TDM students, disembarking the plane from Bali at this time wouldn’t have thought that we are well-traveled tourism master students. We more looked like a bunch of confused people making their […]

1 12, 2014

TDM destinations 2015

By |December 1st, 2014|Asia, Australia, Bali, Field research, General information, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, Melbourne, Myanmar, NHTV, TDM|0 Comments

TDM Destinations 2015 In the beginning of October we revealed the destination for the 2nd phase of TDM 2015.

The students will start their fieldwork with a month in the most livable city in the world: Melbourne! Since the beginning of TDM Melbourne has been one of the favorite destinations to start with, the friendly […]

4 10, 2009

Tourism in Myanmar: funding a dictatorship or creating fair development?

By |October 4th, 2009|Asia, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Myanmar|11 Comments

Travel to Myanmar (ex-Burma) – one of the least visited destinations in Southeastern Asia – has been target of innumerous discussions regarding whether its tourism industry is a beneficiary for the direct development of its people or if it’s a mere tool for sponsoring the activities of a cruel dictatorship that has been ruling […]

3 06, 2008

MYANMAR – Boycott Burma: To go or not to go?

By |June 3rd, 2008|Asia, Myanmar|Comments Off on MYANMAR – Boycott Burma: To go or not to go?

The Independent, 2 June 2008

I had always thought the arguments of those who supported a travel boycott of Burma made sense: why should foreigners provide money to the military regime that run the country in such a brutal way? Why should tourism provide a gloss of acceptability to the generals and hadn’t Aung […]

14 02, 2008

MYANMAR – Burma lures tourists with reopening of ancient palace

By |February 14th, 2008|Asia, Myanmar|Comments Off on MYANMAR – Burma lures tourists with reopening of ancient palace

eTN, Feb 04, 2008 In an attempt to entice tourists to the military-ruled country, Burma’s Ministry of Culture has reopened the Thiri Zeya Bumi Bagan Golden Palace. The palace-whose reconstruction began several years ago-is one of the most impressive remnants of the ancient city of Bagan, which flourished as a Buddhist center from the […]

31 10, 2007

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Flow of tourists from Indochina seen surging

By |October 31st, 2007|Lao, Myanmar, Regional developments, Thailand, Vietnam|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Flow of tourists from Indochina seen surging

Bangkokpost, 15th October 2007Private tourism operators are being urged to prepare for an influx of foreign tourists as the East-West Economic Corridor linking Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam approaches completion.According to Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, deputy secretary general to National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), the East-West Economic Corridor linking Thailand, Laos and Vietnam has […]

24 09, 2007

MYANMAR – Tourism thrives as Myanmar is urged to release demonstrators

By |September 24th, 2007|Myanmar|Comments Off on MYANMAR – Tourism thrives as Myanmar is urged to release demonstrators

eTN, 13-Sept-2007An official from Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism has claimed that no significant cancellations have been reported, and arrivals are still up over last year. The official, who was not authorized to speak to reporters therefore speaking on condition of anonymity, told Agence France Presse: “We don’t think tourist arrivals will decrease because of […]