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,...
BANGKOK, 24 October 2018: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office have launched Inspiring Laos, a new website that  promises to inspire more travellers to visit Lao PDR. A member of the six-country...
LUANG PRABANG, 18 October 2018: Lao Airline is introducing a scheduled flight that will wing in Chinese tourists from Changsha to this World Heritage town. Due to start 31 October, the weekly flight is scheduled every Wednesday, but is not ...
VIENTIANE, 16 October 2018: Khiri Travel has introduced five new ‘Signature Experiences’ for travellers who want to go local in Laos. The full or half-day trips in Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and southern Laos allow guests to interact with...
BANGKOK, 21 September 2018: Pressure is mounting on the Lao PDR government to conduct a fresh impact assessment study of a proposed fourth dam on the lower Mekong River according to Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-government organisations. The...
VIENTIANE, 21 September 2018: A high-speed rail line linking China’s Yunnan province with the Lao capital Vientiane should open in 2021 as officials confirm 40% of the work has already been completed. Laotian Times reported, earlier this week, on the...
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...