BUSINESS – Mandalay leads hotel rush

Mandalay Region leads other cities and tourist destinations in Burma with 302 new hotels approved, according to data from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Out of 960 hotels granted operating licences across the country over the last year, 90 percent were located in the popular tourism areas of Rangoon, Irrawaddy, Pegu, Shan State and Arakan State. A total of 238 new hotels and guest houses opened in Rangoon.