24 new hotels given green light in January

Twenty-four new hotels offering a total of nearly 1,000 rooms were granted licenses in January to cater for Burma’s growing surge of tourists, according an announcement by the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. With the new additions included, there are now 947 hotels in Burma and more than 35,000 rooms. The announcement said a budget of over 250 billion kyat (US$250 million) was allocated to the Hotels and Tourism sector in the 2013-14 fiscal year.