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Tourism expansion in Quang Binh

Quang Binh will seek funding of US$4 billion for 40 projects during 2014 to 2015 in an effort to raise tourism and industry sector competitiveness.

Phong Nha cave - the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists

Phong Nha cave – the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists

The province chairman, Nguyen Huu Hoai, told local media that the areas included infrastructure in industrial zones, tourism, industrial production and agriculture.

“The province is also looking for investment in culture, healthcare, and education sectors.”

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Myanmar Airways plans to open new UAE route

Myanmar Airways International will start flights to the United Arab Emirates next year, now the two countries have signed an aviation accord.

Myanmar Airways

Myanmar Airways

MAI’s marketing and public relations manager, Aye Maya Thar, told local media that the airline plans to launch services to UAE in 2015, but gave no details.

Before the agreement signed on 10 March, Myanmar and UAE had no aviation treaties.

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Green light for HCMC tourism department

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently approved the re-establishment of the Department of Tourism by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.

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The Prime Minister gave the green light for Ho Chi Minh City to set up a Department of Tourism, just one month after the city submitted its proposal.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism was first founded in August 1993, but was later merged with the national level Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in June 2008.

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Vietnam issues Indochina cross-border permit

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has announced plans to issue a Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia cross-border road vehicle transport permit.

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According to local news report, easing regulations for cross-border transport would encourage tourism between the three neighboring countries.

Under the plan, licensed vehicles will be able to transport tourists and cargo between the three countries.

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Hotel investors join in Myanmar market

Sedona Yangon Hotel - one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar

Sedona Yangon Hotel – one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar

Hotels and Tourism deputy minister, Tin Shwe, reported that Myanmar’s tourism industry is now booming to the point the ministry must ease conditions for foreigners to invest in in new hotels.

“European and Asian hotel investors are now the priority,” he explained to local media just days after the ministry organised a briefing on hotel joint ventures that attracted 600 business executives from Thailand alone.

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