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Community values make heritage town best tourist destination

Food, religion, lifestyle, architecture, festivals and temples; these have all helped make World Heritage listed Luang Prabang special in the region. One of its unique assets that some tourists may not be aware of is its traditional community values. Walking through small streets around the town, if tourists pay close attention, they will probably notice

Amended tourism law aims to attract more tourists

(KPL) National Assembly members considered an amended draft of the law on tourism yesterday with the aim of attracting more tourists and assigning responsibility to local authorities for the safety of tourists. The amended draft was introduced by Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Bosengkham Vongdara at the 5th Ordinary Session of the National

Luang Prabang to implement new label for safe and green tourism

(KPL) Major tourist destination, Luang Prabang, is soon to launch a campaign certifying the safety and “greenness” of tourism businesses. The campaign will see the creation of a new label to be displayed at hotels and restaurants around the world heritage city, setting a recognizable standard for the benefit of tourists.

Laos needs to develop more tour guides to attract Korean tourists

Laos lacks professional tour guides to attract Korean tourists to popular destinations across the country while Korea was ready to supply more visitors to the country. According to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Laos needed to develop more tour guides to meet the demand.

Senior tourism official has urged all Lao to preserve their culture and nature

A senior tourism official has urged all Lao people to preserve their culture and natural resources and maintain national pride after Laos was named the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013 on Thursday the 9th of May. Director General Tourism Development Department Sounh Manivong said, it would be a challenge for Laos to maintain the