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BANGKOK， Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Thailand will launch the first phase of e-visa service later this year and will open its e-visa service fully in 2018， said the kingdom's Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday in a press conference.
The minister said the process of opening e-visa service takes time as it involved different ministries.
E-visa service is expected to facilitate international travelers' entry to the country， which welcomed some 32.59 million foreign tourists in 2016.
Chinese are the biggest visitors to Thailand， accounting for about 30 percent of all foreign tourists， but Chinese tourists still need paper visa and wait in long queues in customs to entry the country.
E-visa will be a major topic during World Travel & Tourism Global Summit 2017 which is going be held in Thailand's capital Bangkok， said David Scowsill， President and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council， during the press conference about the event.
Scowsill said many international travelers still need paper visa right now and so his council is encouraging governments around the world to open e-visa service to facilitate travel.
The Global Summit will take place in Bangkok from April 26 to April 27， which global leaders from travel and tourism private and public sectors will come to the Thai capital to explore the theme of "Transforming our World" and how the sector's contribution to sustainable development can be maximized.
According to the press conference， there will be discussions on how to balance security with travel facilitation， the growing internationalization of Chinese tourism during the summit.
"Hosting the global summit reflects Thai government's commitment to growing Travel & Tourism in a sustainable manner and Thailand's role as the sector's leader in ASEAN，" said Kobkarn， adding that Thailand will be a platform for global leaders from the sector to explore opportunities here in order to put ASEAN onto the "world travel map."
She also said the plan of a "Schengen-style" visa for CLMVT countries， namely Cambodia， Laos， Myanmar Thailand， Vietnam and a such visa for all ASEAN members is still under discussion.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council， it is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism. The council works with governments and international institutions to promote sustainable growth and has global summit which brings together delegates to discuss opportunities， challenges and issues facing the industry.
The International Boxing Federation's (IBF) China branch signed a five-year online broadcasting deal with LeSports on Monday Air Jordan For Sale , as the IBF holds its convention this week in Beijing.
After the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight in May last year, which saw the duo bag $410 million in revenue in online views, LeSports wants to cultivate China's own pay-per-view system.
But developing professional boxing in China still faces an uphill climb as the world's most-populated country doesn't have a reigning world champion.
However Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , IBF President Daryl Peoples said he is very optimistic with the Chinese branch's development.
"There's a lot of potential boxers in China, we just want to give those boxers the opportunity to fight professionally," Peoples told the Global Times. "There's great talent here Jordan Retro For Sale , we got big plans in China. It is developing faster than I thought."
The convention will climax with four bouts Wednesday night, including one where China's Xiong Chaozhong will be vying for a chance to challenge for a world title.
Xiong was mini-flyweight world champion in 2012 but lost the title in 2014. He has vowed to fight back for a world championship, saying he is "well-prepared" than in 2012 before he fought against Javier Martinez Resendiz of Mexico.
Xiong Jordan Shoes For Sale , 33, ranks third in the IBF mini-flyweight ranking and will face eighth-placed Jose Jimenez of Colombia in the IBF world 105-pound (47.6--kilogram) elimination bout on Wednesday.
Female boxer Cai Zongju will also take the stage Wednesday night against Samson Burmas. A win for Cai would raise hopes that a Chinese woman could challenge for the IBF mini-flyweight title.
In the marquee match, IBF world flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand will face John Casimer of the Philippines.
Ruenroeng stopped another Chinese world title hopeful when he beat China's former Olympic champion Zou Shi-ming in Macao last year.
"It may take a little bit more time before you see big stars emerging from China Mens Air Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , but there's a great amount of talent here, I suspect the next two or three years we will have more than one person fighting for the world title," Peoples said.
IBF is not the first world major boxing organizing body to hold its convention in China. The WBA staged its annual meeting in Chengdu in 2007 while the WBC held one in Kunming last year.
RIO DE JANEIRO Mens Air Jordan Retro For Sale , June 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Rousseff celebrated on Thursday the success of the FIFA World Cup, which is taking place in 12 Brazilian cities and has so far not featured any major incidents.
In an analogy to last year's protests, in which protesters called for 'FIFA-standard' public services as a way to say that education and healthcare needed a quality boost Mens Air Jordan Shoes For Sale , President Rousseff said that the World Cup now needs to have a 'Brazil- standard'.
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