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… Read More

Amended tourism law aims to attract more tourists

A bus load of tourists arrive in central Vientiane.

(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… Read More

Luang Prabang to implement new label for safe and green tourism

Kwangsy waterfall is nearly 30 km to the south of the former royal capital Luang Prabang, northern Laos. Photo by Mr. Adisack Sitanorasingh inn.

(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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Laos is targeting the EU countries as the top priority for tourists

Laos is targeting the three European countries of France, England and Germany as the top priority markets for tourists. Laos is targeting the three European countries of France, England and Germany as the top priority markets for tourists… Read More

Survey: Nature tourism is top priority for visitors

Visiting places of natural beauty is the main interest of tourists coming to Laos, according to a survey of over 3,100 international visitors that featured in the 2012 Statistics Report on Tourism in Laos. The World Heritage Site… Read More

Tourism is Laos’ second highest income earner

The tourism sector is now the second largest income earner in Laos after the mining sector, according to a recent tourism statistics report. Given the significance of the tourism sector, which generated about US$514 million in 2012, the… Read More

No revenue lost from ‘single visa’ scheme: official

Laos will not lose any visa fees to the single-visa scheme the country is considering joining in partnership with Thailand and Cambodia, which launched late last year. An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who asked not… Read More

Govt urges public to ensure Laos keeps top tourism ranking

Almsgiving is among the highlights
of a visit to the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.

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 this week. The award was presented by… Read More