Indonesia and Vietnam Come With Visa Free Entry

June 24, 2015 by | Filed Under: Indonesia, News, Regional News, Vietnam

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.

Myanmar Inaugurates Online Visa Application

October 21, 2014 by | Filed Under: Myanmar, News, Regional News

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.

Change in Myanmar Visa Application Procedure

March 11, 2014 by | Filed Under: Myanmar, News, Regional News

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 […]

Cross-Border Travel the Key to Chiang Rai’s Tourism Future

June 11, 2012 by | Filed Under: CEO Blog, Regional News, Responsible Tourism

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, […]

It’s Time for Tourism in ASEAN to Grow Up

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 […]