SOURCE: Asia Transpacific - Burma

January 07, 2011 14:08 ET

Update: Asia Transpacific Journeys Reveals Surge of Interest in Travel to Myanmar

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - Visiting Myanmar, the land of a million pagodas, is an opportunity to experience the Southeast Asia of old. With the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2010, many travelers now feel more comfortable visiting Myanmar (Burma). Asia Transpacific Journeys, the nation's leading tour company specializing exclusively in Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips in the Asia/Pacific region, is reporting a surge in bookings to Myanmar. The company has been organizing travel to Myanmar for the past 15 years and is the hands-down Burma expert in the industry.

Marilyn Downing-Staff, Asia Transpacific Journeys' founder and President, says: "It's a golden moment to see Myanmar and take a step back in time to the Southeast Asia of old. The country still moves via ox cart, water buffalo plough the fields and smiling children run to greet the traveler. The country offers tremendous value, with comfortable to luxurious accommodations and attentive service."

Asia Transpacific Journeys' Small Group tour "Burma - Land of the Golden Pagoda" January departure is sold out and demand for their custom journeys to Myanmar have risen considerably in recent months. Their list of Myanmar travel tours includes three expertly led group tours, as well as customized, privately guided tours, with October through February being the best time to visit.

Asia Transpacific Journeys also recommends visiting lesser-known areas of the country such as the mountainous areas of extreme northern Myanmar or the remote towns of Shan State including Hsipaw, Kengtung and Putao. "The morning markets in these areas are second to none in Southeast Asia, filled with colorfully dressed tribal villagers, local crafts and freshly prepared food," says Ms. Downing-Staff.

About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys, located in Boulder, Colorado, is the nation's leading Asia tour company specializing exclusively in custom journeys and small group trips in the Asia/Pacific region. Founded in 1987, no other company offers such expertise in the region. Its long-standing connections in Asia, outstanding personalized service, and deeply insightful cultural interpretations have made Asia Transpacific Journeys the travel company of choice for organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History and the World Wildlife Foundation, alumni associations of the country's most prestigious universities such as Harvard and Yale, as well as discerning individuals, their families and friends.

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