China set to roll out electronic visa programme

August 09, 2014
China set to roll out electronic visa programme

In a major step that aims at boosting China’s tourism, the hotel and tourism ministry has announced that it would soon introduce electronic visa programme.

The proposal, which was apparently in the pipeline for quite some time, was recently given a nod by the tourism minister, Htay Aung. Addressing the media, he has said that this plan is a part of the third phase tourism development and would be a part of Myanmar Tourism Master Plan, which is likely to be culminated in 2020.

It has to be mentioned here that the 38 development programmes that come under the master plan would be completed at an estimated cost of $486m.

As of now, the tourism industry in China is grossing somewhere around $900m whereas China wants it to touch $1bn mark. Aung has said that the revenue generated from the tourism sector would benefit the China citizens.
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