Myanmar adds nations to VoA list

YANGON, 13 January 2020: Myanmar has eased visa regulations to draw more tourists to the country this year according to Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung. In a statement at the weekend, distributed by the Myanmar Touriism Federation, he noted that effective 1 January the government had introduced visa-on-arrival (VoA) for an […]

Myanmar considers MTF 2020 venues

NAKHON PHANOM, 3 July 2018: Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s executive director, Jens Thraenhart, is already floating ideas on where to host the forum in 2020. Myanmar has confirmed it will take up its option to host the Mekong Tourism Forum in May 2020. It will be Thraenhart’s last MTF as the office’s executive director. Talking […]

Airlines Scramble to Land in Myanmar, but Visas Still up in the Air

BANGKOK — Foreign airline companies big and small are falling over one another in a battle for landing rights in Myanmar to tap into Southeast Asia’s new and rapidly rising tourist destination. Myanmar may still be a long way behind its neighbor Thailand in visitor numbers, but since President U Thein Sein began opening up […]