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Last year, Myanmar Government announced the launch of an eVisa program on September 1, 2014, with a quick and easy process by visiting the eVisa website at http://www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm and filling in an online application form. After that, the payment of the visa fee of USD 50 can be made by credit card online. In early January, Myanmar’s Ministry of Immigration and Population (MOIP) allowed even more flexibility to apply for a Myanmar visa as it announced that the scope of their eVisa services had been expanded. Since

Locals and foreigners visiting Cambodia’s sites of interest increased sharply during the three days of Lunar New Year celebrations, according to tourism officials. Siem Reap, home to the world-renowned Angkor Archaeological Park (UNESCO Heritage), received around 69,000 visitors, a 25 percent increase from the same period last year. Foreigners, mainly from China, Vietnam, and western countries, accounted for half the visitors to the famous Siem Reap temples. The beach stays Sihanoukville welcomed more than 63,000 people, a 27 percent annual increase. Meanwhile, Kampot province,

Cambodia has completed the construction of Neak Loeung Bridge, the kingdom’s longest bridge across Mekong River after the country spent nearly four years to build it under Japanese aid. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Japanese parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kazuyuki Nakane jointly marked the symbolic completion of the bridge on Wednesday (1st April 2015) and named it as “Tsubasa bridge”. Addressing the ceremony, Hun Sen said the bridge will be officially opened for traffic before Khmer New Year in April. “The

Vietnam and South Africa have great economic potential, especially in the tourism industry, which is worth exploiting. That’s why Luxury Travel Ltd will seize this opportunity and attend the WTM tourism fair of South Africa in Cape Town from 17 to 19 April 2015 (Booth F01). Vietnam is the largest trading partner of South Africa and bilateral trade between the two countries has been booming in recent years. For information, Vietnam mainly exports footwear, garments, coffee, rice, gemstones, precious metals, wood, and

Authorities in the historic town of Hoi An have announced it will exempt tourists from entrance fees to the ancient quarter and Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island), two popular tourist spots, on Thursday. Vo Phung, director of the Hoi An Culture and Sports Center told news website VnExpress the policy is made on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9, 1960-July 9, 2015). On Hoian tour, a ticket to the ancient quarter of Hoi An costs VND80,000

The first trial flight linking the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Thailand ’s Bangkok is scheduled to take off on July 21, announced the Can Tho People’s Committee on July 6. The launching of the air route is the outcome of cooperation between Can Tho authorities, Vietravel, the Thai Administrative of Tourism, and the Thai Vietjet Air. The flights will take off every five days from Bangkok at 11:30 and land in Can Tho airport at 13:00, and depart from

Shrinking numbers of foreign tourists to Vietnam following violent anti-China protests in 2014 has pushed the government to take steps to boost the country’s sluggish tourism sector. HA LONG, Vietnam: Vietnam’s tourism sector has taken a hit since anti-China protests broke out in the country last year over Beijing’s deployment of a deep-sea oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi. Following the incident, international tourist arrival numbers have slumped for a full year straight. In the first half of 2015, Chinese arrivals

PHNOM PENH, 19 August 2015: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered an increase of 5.9% in June, according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 318,267 trips compared to 300,454 during the same month last year. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, Monday, data showed Vietnam led the field with 86,556 visits up 10.1% from 78,597 during the same month in 2014. Other markets in the top five were: China (45,432; +32.2%); Laos (28,610; -15.0%); Thailand (21,955; +33.0%); and South Korea

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro will go cap in hand to China and Vietnam at the weekend, with his oil-rich country mired in recession. Maduro, under pressure to alleviate crippling shortages of even the most basic everyday goods, announced the trip Friday at a rally outside the presidential palace in Caracas. Venezuela, hard-hit by plunging global oil revenues and reeling from soaring crime, needed heavyweight financial support in “difficult times,” he said. “Tomorrow I will go to Vietnam and China

The second Trilateral Meeting on the Southern Tourism Corridor among delegates from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office took place at Dara Sakor Resort, Koh Kong Province, in Cambodia.  The country delegations named their provinces that will participate in the project. Delegations from Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as from the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office gathered in Cambodia during the second Trilateral Meeting on the Southern Tourism Corridor discussing the tourism product of Southern Tourism Corridor, STC. The