SINGAPORE, 18 January 2019: Was Scoot guilty of pulling the wool over our eyes when it announced, earlier this month, it would start a new flight to Luang Prabang, 1 April? Not really, it just looked...
VIENTIANE, 17 January 2019: Vientiane’s first ever hotel branded by an international hotel chain, will close its doors for good, ceasing operations 1 March. Mercure Vientiane’s hotel’s general manager and owner’s representative, Christopher Yeo,...
SINGAPORE, 11 January 2019: Low-cost Scoot, a member of the Singapore Airlines Group, has opened reservations for a service to Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos that will replace SilkAir services on this route 1 April.
VIENTIANE, 7 January 2019: Laos has announced plans to draw more Chinese tourists to the landlocked country that stands at the heart of the Mekong Region. Through what it calls a Visit Laos-China...

Laos faces tourism setback

VIENTIANE, 14 December: Laos will close its “Visit Laos Year 2018 promotion well short of the 5 million tourist arrivals target according to officials quoted by the Vientiane Times. According to the report, posted last Friday, the Minister of Information,...
BANGKOK, 24 October 2018: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office have launched Inspiring Laos, a new website that  promises to inspire more travellers to visit Lao PDR. A member of the six-country...
LUANG PRABANG, 18 October 2018: Lao Airline is introducing a scheduled flight that will wing in Chinese tourists from Changsha to this World Heritage town. Due to start 31 October, the weekly flight is scheduled every Wednesday, but is not ...
VIENTIANE, 16 October 2018: Khiri Travel has introduced five new ‘Signature Experiences’ for travellers who want to go local in Laos. The full or half-day trips in Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and southern Laos allow guests to interact with...
BANGKOK, 21 September 2018: Pressure is mounting on the Lao PDR government to conduct a fresh impact assessment study of a proposed fourth dam on the lower Mekong River according to Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organisations. The...
VIENTIANE, 21 September 2018: A high-speed rail line linking China’s Yunnan province with the Lao capital Vientiane should open in 2021 as officials confirm 40% of the work has already been completed. Laotian Times reported, earlier this week, on the...