The Vientiane Capital Tourist Information Center and Exhibition Room of Handicraft and ODOP (traditional products produced under the One District One Product initiative), situated in Nongbone village, Saysetha District, Vientiane Capital, officially opened its doors on 17 November.
This collaborative venture between Vientiane Capital’s Tourism Department and Kittiphong Group’s Landmark Travel Sole Co., Ltd. aims to offer tourists convenient access to comprehensive information on tourism and related services in Vientiane Capital and across Laos.
The center will serve as a comprehensive travel resource, providing advice, information on tourist attractions, recommendations for hotels and restaurants, and a platform for coordinating tours with multilingual guides and travel agencies.
“Our information services are entirely free of charge and accessible to all, including [both] international and domestic tourists from other provinces visiting Vientiane,” said Mina Songkone, an information officer under the Vientiane Capital Information, Culture, and Tourism Department.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director of the Vientiane Capital Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Vilayvone Chanthalaty, underscored that the information center will play an important role in gearing towards ensuring thorough preparation for the upcoming Visit Laos Year 2024, ASEAN Summits, and other significant meetings scheduled for the upcoming year.
Beyond travel information, the center features exhibition rooms showcasing Lao handicrafts and ODOP (One District, One Product) products, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs.