Tachilek on an e-Visa

Chiang Rai, 17 January 2017: Travel to the Mekong Region is often called the ‘last frontier,” but with a littler effort the frontier hassles can be rolled back for the determined traveller. A phrase coined to conjure up the mystique of travel ironically identifies the major snag for travellers to the Greater Mekong Sub-region; frontiers. […]

Tourist visa-on-arrival no longer issued by Myanmar immigration

Malaysian tourists heading to Myanmar must obtain a visa before travelling out of the country as the policy of visas-on-arrival has been discontinued. Speaking to FMT, a visa officer attached to the Myanmar embassy in Malaysia said Myanmar suspended the policy of visas-on-arrival for all tourists from all countries “a few months ago” and that […]

South African buyers see potential in Myanmar for luxury travel

MYANMAR’S relative novelty in the South African market is providing luxury travel buyers an opportunity to gain first-mover status in selling the South-east Asian destination to more adventurous travellers. While South-east Asia remains a popular destination for South African tourists, especially given its better value when compared with the US, Myanmar remains off the radar […]