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Myanmar to debut tourist e-visas on September 1

Myanmar to debut tourist e-visas on September 1

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - The e-visas set to debut on September 1 will be for tourists only, but other types will be issued online in the future, the Ministry of Immigration and Population has ...

Tourism towards peace, prosperity and partnership

ASEAN Tourism Forum Tourism towards peace, prosperity and partnership

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy Correspondent

(eTN) - In 2015, the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) will be held in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, for the first time since its inauguration in 1981.

Tourism Bureau: Taiwan remains tourism surplus country

Tourism Bureau: Taiwan remains tourism surplus country

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan Tourism Bureau said Monday that Taiwan has been a tourism surplus country since 2011, with revenues from inbound tourists higher than the amount spent by Taiwanese tourists ...

Cambodia wants greener tourism industry

Cambodia wants greener tourism industry

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The Tourism Ministry will announce a new “Green Hotel” standard later this month in an effort to make the industry more environmentally friendly, senior officials ...

Indonesia's Sail Raja Ampat 2014 finally here

Indonesia's Sail Raja Ampat 2014 finally here

Sail Raja Ampat 2014, one of the Sail Series organized by the Ministry of Marine and Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, is on its way to kick off on August 17, 2014.

Rail leaders converge in Kuala Lumpur

Rail leaders converge in Kuala Lumpur

Rail Business Asia (RBA) 2014 will bring together thought leaders in the rail industry for a comprehensive overview of the rapidly-expanding rail development inAsia.

Korean Air deploys its business jet for the 17th Incheon Asian Games torch relay

Korean Air deploys its business jet for the 17th Incheon Asian Games torch relay

HONG KONG – Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced it will deploy its business jet for the 17th Incheon Asian Games torch relay.

Young Asian travelers' dream destinations revealed in new PATA report

Young Asian travelers' dream destinations revealed in new PATA report

BANGKOK, Thailand - The rapid emergence of Asian economies and the accompanying boom in travel has attracted the attention of the global travel and tourism community, as well as countless ...

Singapore luxury hotels doing fine despite slump in visitor arrivals

Singapore luxury hotels doing fine despite slump in visitor arrivals

SINGAPORE - The hotel industry is experiencing some softness this year, in line with the sluggish growth in tourist arrivals, but luxury hotels are bucking the trend and pulling off strong ...

Budget Center: Taiwan needs tourists with higher spending power

Budget Center: Taiwan needs tourists with higher spending power

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A recent report published by the legislature’s Budget Center urged the government to cut the annual quota for Chinese tourists and instead try to attract more tourists of other ...

Thai tourism launches ‘Travel with Mom in August’ promotion

Thai tourism launches ‘Travel with Mom in August’ promotion

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand - Pramoth Supyen, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Ayutthaya Office, has united with other institutions to hold the tourism promotion ‘Travel with Mom in ...

Holiday weekend boosts Thai-Lao tourism

Holiday weekend boosts Thai-Lao tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand – Scores of Thai and Lao tourists are visiting each other’s countries during this long holiday weekend in many northeastern provinces amid tight security from immigration ...

Ebola virus may have just arrived in Asia

Ebola virus may have just arrived in Asia

This may very well be another significant threat to travel and tourism. The deadly Ebola virus may have just arrived in Asia.

Sarawak Malaysia: Women should work in tourism

Sarawak Malaysia: Women should work in tourism

Tourism jobs are now also available to women.

Tour bus slams into valley: Casualties and injuries reported

Tour bus slams into valley: Casualties and injuries reported

Casualty details were not immediately known, but the Xinhua News Agency said bodies and survivors were pulled out of the bus, with the injured rushed to hospitals in the regional capital of ...

Japan Air Travel: 460 flights grounded due to typhoon

Japan Air Travel: 460 flights grounded due to typhoon

Typhoon Halong, packing winds of up to 198 kilometres (123 miles) per hour, could make landfall in southwest Japan late Saturday or early Sunday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tsunami swept her away: 10 years later reunited with family

Tsunami swept her away: 10 years later reunited with family

The strong waves of the Southeast Asia tsunami on December 26, 2004 swept away Indonesian girl Raudhatul Jannah, who was four years old at the time, and her seven-year-old brother in Aceh province ...

ASITA: Tourism is a business and needs its own ministry

ASITA: Tourism is a business and needs its own ministry

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Indonesia Tour and Travel Agency Association (ASITA) has urged the government to establish a specific tourism ministry, separate from the creative economy sector, in a bid ...

Minister: Taiwan will not raise daily quota for China tour groups

Minister: Taiwan will not raise daily quota for China tour groups

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih said yesterday that the Tourism Bureau will not lift the daily quota for mainland Chinese group tourists, which is currently 5,000 ...

Malaysia Airlines takeover: Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak's statement

Malaysia Airlines takeover: Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak's statement

“Today, the government of Malaysia, through its strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), announced a formal process to take full ownership and de-list Malaysian Airline ...

Fairy-tale castles of Thailand

Tourist attractions: EUROPEAN CASTLES IN CENTRAL THAILAND Fairy-tale castles of Thailand

By James Lee

NAKHON PATHOM - Looking for fairy-tale castles in Asia? Thailand might be the right place to visit with surprisingly beautiful palaces built in European style.

Lower-spending Chinese tourists could be further squeeze on Singapore retailers

Lower-spending Chinese tourists could be further squeeze on Singapore retailers

SINGAPORE - About 780,000 Chinese tourists visited Singapore in the first five months of this year, according to figures from the Singapore Tourism Board - a drop of about 27 per cent compared to ...

Kota Terengganu, Malaysia, celebrates the “Squid Jigging Festival”

Kota Terengganu, Malaysia, celebrates the “Squid Jigging Festival”

Kota Terengganu, the capital of the state of Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia celebrated an ancient seafaring folk event, the "Squid Jigging Festival" - a traditional competition between ...

Thailand exempts Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thailand exempts Chinese tourists from visa fees

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai military junta on Friday released an act which exempted Chinese tourists, including those from China's Taiwan, from visa fees for three months, starting on Saturday.

TAT arranging Mothers Day events and tour programs to boost domestic tourism in Thailand

TAT arranging Mothers Day events and tour programs to boost domestic tourism in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining forces with local authorities and tourism-related organizations to arrange special holiday events and tour programs nationwide under the “where ...

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