CHIANG MAI, 26 January 2018: China’s high-speed rail that will link Kunming in Yunnan province with the Lao PDR capital, Vientiane, will open in 2022. Commenting on construction progress, Lao PDR's Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism deputy director general,...
VIENTIANE, 24 January 2018: “I can’t find accurate  information about the country,” is the most common reason why tourists are not considering a trip to Laos, according to start-up website We Are Lao. Tourists who return time and time again to neighbouring...
BANGKOK 11 January, 2018:  AVANI Hotels & Resorts will make its Laotian debut in Luang Prabang in March, with the rebranding of a property in this a UNESCO World Heritage town in northern Laos. The 53-room hotel, in a building that...
VIENTIANE, 12 January 2018, UPDATE: Informed travel trade sources in Vientiane now say Rosewood Luang Prabang will open 2 April.  Email requests sent to various offices in Rosewood Group asking for confirmation and details of opening rates failed to...
VIENTIANE, 11 January 2018: Work on the China-Laos Railway project is around 16% complete officials told the Laotian Times Monday. The China-Laos Railway Project will connect with China’s rail tracks at Bohan-Boten the (Laos-China border) and extend to the Lao...
BANGKOK, 12 December 2017: Time is ticking by on the recently introduced Visit Laos Year 2018 without any accurate revelations on what makes the year special for international travellers. Critics would be right to describe this “Visit Year” project as...

Visit Year without a clue

VIENTIANE, 24 November 2017: Just weeks after the official launch of the Visit Laos Year 2018, details remain sketchy on events created specifically to mark  this special year. Visit Laos Year 2018 was officially launched by Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith,  late...

Popular river cruises halt

VIENTIANE, 20 November 2017: Today, a popular river cruise option in Laos was literally grounded as the impact of a new dam ends an era of river cruising. Tour operators over the weekend were busy alerting their partners overseas, warning them...
VIENTIANE, 13 November 2017: Laos has for years positioned itself as a preferred eco-tourism, or green destination, when compared with its neighbours. Now there is support for the argument that the country is greener than all of its neighbours, courtesy...
VIENTIANE, 3 November 2017: Luang Prabang will welcome more Chinese visitors during the cool season  months following Hainan Airlines launch of twice weekly flights from Shenzhen. The services to Luang Prabang started 26 October and are provisionally set to run...