SALAVAN, 30 September 2015: The four southernmost provinces have drafted a plan to develop and link tourist sites beginning in 2016.
Lao News Agency reported the authorities of Salavan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu met at the 8th meeting in Salavan province, late last week, to discuss a joint plan to develop tourist sites in the southern provinces of Laos and link tourist sites via practical routes that travel companies could adopt for their clients.
It is long-term plan covers 10 years up to 2025.
The tourist site-linking plan would require input from the country’s travel companies that sell packages to overseas tourists. Without their feedback the routes may not fit market conditions, or time-constraints, as most tourists spend around 14-days touring the Mekong Region countries.
Salavan province has identified the following attractions: Keng San rapids in Thongkham village; Keng Seuten rapids in Thongsay village, Saravan district; Tadsong area in Saneun village; Vat Pa area of Lao Ngam district; Hintood area in Nongpheung village; and Tad Saesong in Sim village of Vapy district.
Of the four southern provinces, only Champassak and Attapeu have airports designated for international travel.