Exotissimo Travel Offers Expedited Visa on Arrival to Myanmar

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An often-cited complaint about traveling to Myanmar is that the visa application process can seem overly long and complicated. After the protests of September 2007 and even moreso after Cyclone Nargis ravaged the Irrawaddy Delta, global perception has been that the application process is overly long, too thorough and a sign that Myanmar is not welcoming to tourists.

An often-cited complaint about traveling to Myanmar is that the visa application process can seem overly long and complicated. After the protests of September 2007 and even moreso after Cyclone Nargis ravaged the Irrawaddy Delta, global perception has been that the application process is overly long, too thorough and a sign that Myanmar is not welcoming to tourists. Some travelers worry that the long processing time makes it difficult for them to use their passports for travel while waiting for permission to travel.

Recognizing that this situation can be quite frustrating for travelers, Exotissimo Myanmar has worked out a relationship with the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism to offer expedited Visas On Arrival (VOA). Travellers to the "Golden Land" are able to send their information and a scanned passport ahead to the Exotissimo office in Myanmar as an alternative of obtaining a visa from Myanmar Embassies abroad.

"We are very proud to be able to offer this service to our clients," says Mrs. Su Su Tin, Managing Director of Exotissimo Travel Myanmar. " Some of the tourists who wish to come to Myanmar are turned-off by the visa process. Being able to offer a VOA is something that we can do that makes it easier for people to visit our country, and certainly takes most of the sting out of the visa application process."

Upon arrival at Yangon International airport, Exotissimo staff meet visitors at the gate and escort them through the visa process. Guests will need to pay the 20 USD visa fee and provide two passport pictures direct to the airport Immigration. "Our office is very experienced and arranged VOA efficiently without any problem. We can also obtain last minute VOA for urgent cases" says Mrs. Su Su Tin.

Exotissimo Travel is a local tour operator based in Bangkok, but with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand . The company focuses on designing custom travel holidays providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 1993, the company is now a network of 15 locally-based offices staffing over 500 travel professionals, and sales offices in San Francisco, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and Melbourne. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations.

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