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Regional ‘Smart Visa’ System Planned at WEF

7 June 2013

Top-ranking officials from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines announced on Thursday they were looking at developing a “smart visa” system for the countries to facilitate travel and tourism between the countries. “Ministers and tourism authorities agree to work hand-in-hand for the implementation of this system, whose objective will be that of eliminating those barriers to the movement of tourists which are currently creating disincentives to travel,” Htay Aung, Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar, told Mizzima on Thursday.