Better revenue with barcodes

May 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

LUANG PRABANG, 29 May 2015: Luang Prabang province will extend a barcodes system to more places to make it easier for tourists to pay entrance fees at popular attractions.

Lao News Agency reported the barcode system has already been installed at two popular tourist sights – The National Museum (Old Palace) and Kuang Si Waterfall – earlier this year. It generated more income than before the system was installed, probably because it eliminated an opportunity to pilfer.

Luang Prabang Finance Department, Somnith Khomthavong, said: “The barcode system installed at Luang Prabang’s museum (Old Palace) has helped increase income collection to almost USD186,000. When compared to the previous year, the income generated this year represents an increase of 32%.”

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