Travelers, especially some Europeans, will now have more cash in their pockets when visiting Vietnam and Indonesia. Both countries recently expanded the list of countries allowed visa free access. This is good news for the region and will certainly boost tourist arrivals.
After previously available visa-on-arrival services for tourists were halted earlier this year, Myanmar successfully introduced a new online electronic visa system on 1 September. This new service makes obtaining a tourist visa to Myanmar a very easy task.
After a few days of confusion, the Myanmar Travel Agent association yesterday announced that a pre-approved tourist visa on arrival will no longer be issued for new applications. Myanmar government has confirmed this change in visa applications. No clear reasons were given. For the coming months, Khiri Travel Myanmar suggests travelers to apply for their tourist visa […]
As the Mekong Tourism Forum opens in Chiang Rai, why is tourism in the attractive northern Thailand gateway to Myanmar and Laos still languishing? Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand, has issues. It is at the geographic centre of the Greater Mekong region. But despite its physical beauty and advantageous location adjacent to Myanmar, […]
The World Economic Forum East Asia debate on tourism will take place in Bangkok on May 31. The deliberations will tell us how serious the tourism industry in the Mekong region and Asean is about becoming more professional, integrating and growing up a bit. A live televised TV debate entitled “Driving Growth Through Travel and Tourism” will take place […]