VIENTIANE, Laos, 4 June 2020: Laos has announced an easing of entry and exit rules effective 1 June as the country attempts to reboot its battered economy and revive investment projects. Details were announced by the...
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...
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...
VIENTIANE, 29 March 2017: Vientiane tourism authorities are planning to open a botanical garden to boost attractions for both tourists and residents in the capital city. Lao News Agency reported on the official opening ceremony for the new botanical garden...

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,...
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...
BANGKOK, 18 September 2017: A new double-deck river boat, RV Sabei Pandaw, will set sail shortly on the Mekong River offering trips through Laos to Yunnan province in China. The 45-metre vessel has been specially designed to navigate the shallow...
VIENTIANE, 6 June 2017: Lao PDR's Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism reports the country attracted 1.11 million international tourists during January to March, this year, a decrease of 12% from 1.24 million visits during the same period last year. The...
VIENTIANE, 15 February 2021: Flights remain limited for foreigners who are seeking to fly to the UK from Laos according to the latest British Embassy travel advisory. The embassy statement said it was aware that applications for...
BANGKOK, 29 March 2017: Travel and tourism industry “visionary” Anna Pollock, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Pabang, Laos, 6 to 9 June. Founder of Conscious.Travel, she will address the event’s theme “Prosper...