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Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea

Posted : 20 June 2018 12:16:27 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea

With the aim of attracting more tourists, the Myanmar government will ease visa requirements for China, Japan & South Korea. Media outlets report that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism may give visa waiver for these countries. According to data, people from China, Japan, and South Korea are the top visitors to Myanmar among Eastern countries.


The vice president said Thailand, China, Japan and South Korea shore up the country’s tourism sector after a decline in the number of European tourists due to the humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine State.


U Henry Van Thio urged tourism stakeholders to take advantage of the 42 percent rise in intra-ASEAN travellers.


The number of international tourists ASEAN countries received in 2016 jumped from 115 million to 125 million in 2017, he said.


“We should do more to attract regional visitors from ASEAN countries to Myanmar,” said U Henry Van Thio.


He stressed the importance of having enough funds for Myanmar businesses to participate in international tourism expos to lure more visitors, and said that securing the funds would be a challenge.


“As the government is making efforts for multi-lateral development, there would be difficulty in budget allocation for the development of tourism,” U Henry Van Thio said, while calling for cooperation among domestic private tour businesses in tackling challenges.

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