Almost 1.3 Million Tourists Visited Laos in 2022

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Visitors in Luang Prabang. (Phot: Nith TheBox)

Laos recorded close to 1.3 million tourists visiting the country between January and December last year.

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism reported that 1,294,338 people visited Laos in 2022.

Most international visitors were from Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Korea, and the United States.

The number of tourists increased after the country reopened its borders with the number of international tourists rising from 36,006 in May to 175,419 people in June, according to the report.

The country welcomed 731,754 visitors from Thailand, 359,721 from Vietnam, 45,573 from China, 26,008 from South Korea, and 18,447 from the US.

Laos has set a goal of attracting 1.4 million international tourists in 2023 with revenue from the tourism sector estimated to reach USD 340 million.

With the Lao Thiao Lao domestic tourism campaign continuing in 2023, the government of Laos hopes to continue attracting domestic tourists as well as visitors from abroad.

Last month, Laos was listed by Traveller, an Australian online publication, as one of the 25 hottest destinations in 2023.