Christian Stan, at 31 Mar. 17, in Hotel Restaurants, News

“Going green” has been a popular catchphrase in tourism for many years. In Myanmar though, going green isn’t just a reason, it’s a season! The so-called “green season”, which runs from May till September, is the perfect period to visit Myanmar with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and new adventures.

Here are 10 reasons why tourists should visit Myanmar, an untouched and unique destination, from May till September:

Fifty shades of green from paddy fields to forests
Not too hot in the dry zone, not too cold in the mountains
Promotes sustainable tourism and helps communities earn a stable, year-round live able income
More hours of daylight to go sightseeing in a day as the sun rises early and sets in later
No dust!
Stunning, verdant landscapes
Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at their best
Low tourist season means less to zero queue and lower chance of other tourists photo-bombing your selfie!
Wider selections of available hotels and room types
Attractive promotions and excellent value for money
To encourage even more tourists to visit Myanmar in this time of year, travel agencies have also come up with additional benefits and promotional packages for tourists.

Noteworthy promotions include offering a free lunch to every client if it happens to rain for more than an hour during your sightseeing “up country”. Other promotions are “stay for 3 nights — pay for 2” offers at hotels or “take as much luggage as you can for free” on domestic flights, to emphasise the fact that domestic airlines in Myanmar don’t charge any “hidden costs” and that in-country flights are actually very affordable.

Hotels participating in the programme are Myanmar Hill Lodges, Vintage Luxury Yacht hotel, Villa Inle, Sanctum Inle, Melia, Inya Lake, Chatrium, Sule Shangri-La, Summit Parkview, Novotel Yangon and Amazing hotels.

Domestic airlines offering promotional fares are Air KBZ, FMI Airlines, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways and Golden Myanmar.

Emirates Airlines, which has launched daily flights to Yangon since last year, understands the advantages of travelling in the green season and will continue to offer daily flights to Myanmar during this period.

Myanmar Tourism Marketing has also announced that it will organise more than ten familiarisation trips during the green season for tour operators and travel journalists to come and experience the green season.

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