Naypyidaw (TAN): A French tourist is spending a month in a Myanmar prison after being arrested for flying a drone close to the country’s Parliament building, media reports said.
The Myanmar authorities booked Arthur Desclaux (27) in February for brining a drone into the country without the requisite permits and flying it in a prohibited zone.
Though the offence carry a maximum sentence of three years, the court only gave the French tourist a one month sentence because he pleaded guilty but insisted he was not aware of the local laws. Continue reading Myanmar: French tourist spends a month in jail for flying drone
June 5 (TravelAndy): In a bid to meet the rising travel demand, Vietjet is increasing its operation frequency on the Hanoi – Incheon route to 14 return flights a week. The increase will come into effect starting August 2, 2017.
Beginning July 21, 2017, the Hanoi – Taipei route will also enjoy a frequency of 11 round trips per week with flights available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
In line with the announcement, Vietjet is offering 800,000 promotional tickets priced from USD0 in a three-day promotion which runs from June 6-8, 2017, under its ongoing promotional campaign “Free summer, Fly for free”. Continue reading Vietjet to fly 14 Hanoi-Incheon return flights a week
November 4 (TravelAndy): Myanmar is ready to host a hot air balloon show to celebrate the traditional Tazaungdaing, the festival of light, from November 8- 15, 2016.
September 4 (TravelAndy): Thailand will only be a road trip away for Indian tourists in a few months with the first 26 kilometres of Asian Highway 1 (AH1) being inaugurated in Thailand recently.
Once complete, AH1 will connect Moreh in India’s Manipur state and Mae Sot in western Thailand via Myanmar. Construction of the highway began in 2012.
The Indian government wants to get the entire 3,200km stretch of AH1 operational by November, reports said. Continue reading India-Thailand road trip on cards
May 25 (TravelAndy): The Myanmar government will allow development of tourism in Mergui, its southernmost archipelago, by the end of this year, reports said.
The Mergui archipelago includes 800 unspoiled islands in the Andaman sea.
“The region has a lot of potential to be a new tourism destination as most of the islands are untouched and have coral reefs,” reports quoted Sai Kyaw Ohn, deputy minister for hotels and tourism, as saying. Continue reading Myanmar: Stage set for tourism in Mergui