CHAMPASAK, 1 March 2017: Champasak’s Wat Phou World Heritage Office will submit a recently discovered Hindu-era stupa to the provincial governor’s office for approval as a new tourist attraction. Vientiane Times quoted the office director, Oudomsy Keosaksith, saying the stupa discovered...
SALAVAN, 27 February 2017: Salavan province is asking for funds to develop natural tourism sites and help guesthouses and hotels improve services ahead of Visit Laos Year 2018. Lao New Agency quoted the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Division head,...
VIENTIANE, 21 February 2017: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism says the country should develop tourism products and improve safety measures to attract more visitors and build tourist confidence. Lao New Agency quoted the ministry’s deputy minister, Bouangeun...
OUDOMXAY, 9 February 2017: Oudomxay Tourism Office says about 100 tourist sites in the province await development in order to attract more tourists. Vientiane Times quoted the provincial tourism officer, Van Mingboupha, saying the province is encouraging the private sector to...
VIENTIANE, 8 February 2017: Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has called on all tourism agencies to urgently prepare activities for inclusion in Visit Laos Year 2018 calendar. Vientiane Times quoted the ministry saying promotions for Visit Laos Year...
VIENTIANE, 6 February 2017: Vientiane airport’s expansion project is progressing as scheduled with officials saying it should be completed by early 2018. So far, construction teams have completed  11% of the work. Vientiane Times quoted the project update released by the  Embassy of...
KHAMMOUANE, 31 January 2017: Laos will present a final master plan for the Hin Nam No National Protected Area in Khammouane province  to UNESCO in 2018,  for inclusion on the World Heritage list. Earlier, officials said they would submit  documents...

Risky roads in Laos

BANGKOK, 24 January 2017: Travellers are warned to not travel overland from Vang Viang to Luang Prabang as a safety precaution, according to the latest Smartraveller advisory issued by the Australian government, Monday. The Australian advisory did not elaborate other...
VIENTIANE, 17 January 2017: Lao PDR’s Department of Civil Aviation says its priority is to encourage more international airlines to serve the capital Vientiane. In an interview with Vientiane Times the department claimed there were more direct flights to Laos,...