Travel & tourism

March 12, 2014

First ‘Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Drive’ sets off on epic journey

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
March 12, 2014

Malaysian tourism industry welcomes implementation of visa on arrival

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.
August 24, 2019

Sri Lanka expands visa-free scheme halted after Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has re-introduced and expanded a visa-free entry scheme for visitors in a bid to revive its flagging tourism sector after the deadly Easter bombings, officials said yesterday. The visa concession for tourists from 39 nations was suspended after Islamists bombed three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on April 21, killing 258 people, including 45
August 24, 2019

Tourism sector to be tobacco-free

Written instructions to follow the Tobacco-Free Hospitality Sector Strategy will be sent to the associate institutions of Bangladesh Tourism Board, and all the institutions under the board will be completely smoke-free. An orientation meeting on “Tobacco-free Hospitality Sector Strategy” was held on Monday,