Orient-Express Hotels, owners or part-owners and managers of 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, is to launch a new river cruiser in Myanmar in July 2013. Currently under construction in Yangon, the 50-guest ship will complement Orient-Express’ two other businesses in Myanmar, namely The Governor’s Residence which is a 48-key colonial-style

Yangon Airways, a Burmese domestic private airline, will extend its coverage of cities to Kengtung, Dawei, Myeik, Kawthoung, Thandwe and Sittwe in the near future, according to local media. Currently, the airline, operating with two ATR-72 aircraft, covers  routes to Yangon- Nyaung Oo-Mandalay-Heho-Yangon and Yangon-Tachileik-Yangon, an article in The Voice said on Sunday. The airline

Myanmar will issue next week a 10,000-kyat bank note that will be the country’s highest-denomination currency, the country’s central bank announced Thursday.State television news broadcast a brief statement from the bank announcing the June 15 release of the new note, worth about $12.The current highest denomination bank note, 5,000 kyat, was introduced in 2009.Myanmar hopes