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, 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...
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, 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...
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...
VIENTIANE, 11 July 2017: Lao government says it is ready to recruit new stakeholders for Lao Airlines as part of its efforts to overhaul state-owned enterprises. Vientiane Times quoted government spokesperson, Chaleun Yiapaoher, saying foreign airlines with “appropriate credentials” were...
CHIANG MAI, 29 March 2017: The annual smog, or smoke haze, is turning into a major deterrent persuading travellers to scratch North Thailand off their travel plans, according to the Economics Research and Agricultural Forecasting Centre (Maejo Poll). Released last...
LUANG PRABANG, 7 June 2017: A fast rail line from China to Laos will run straight through Luang Prabang, Lao PDR's famed World Heritage town, when it opens December 2021. Officials confirmed late last month that the construction of the...
UDON THANI, 8 August 2017: Udon Thani is best known as a gateway province to both upper Northeast Thailand and neighbouring Laos and its capital Vientiane. The city itself serves as an aviation hub, the closest airport to the border...
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...