The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) co-organised the first ever road journey from Bangkok to Thimphu in Bhutan – the ‘Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Drive – Connecting Peoples of the Two Kingdoms by Land’. The epic eight-day journey set off from Bangkok on 21 June
Tour operators welcome the move by Malaysian government to implement visa on arrival for Indian and Chinese tourists entering Malaysia from another country. However, they hold the view that there are still room for improvement and suggest the government to prepare for visa waiver two years later.
Myanmar is looking to capitalise on a recent tourism rebound and stimulate more investment in the sector, following efforts to improve access to credit for smaller operators.On May 6 the first branch of the Myanma Tourism Bank (MTB) opened in Yangon. This is the country’s first bank dedicated to supporting the tourism and hospitality sector. Backed by the Myanmar
After the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on April 21 killed about 250 people and injured at least 500, the county's tourism has been severely hit. The attacks targeted luxury hotels and churches, and tourism numbers declined by 70 percent in the first month after the incidents. A Sri Lankan delegation visited India mid-June to propagate their belief that the country is