Category Archives: Business


Inflight Magazine Offers Special Advertising Discount for Lao Products

Made in Laos

Champa Meuanglao, the official inflight magazine of Lao Airlines, is offering a special promotion to Lao businesses that create and sell their own products. The magazine section, entitled “Made in Laos” is showcasing souvenirs and other items made by Lao producers in order to catch the attention of foreign …

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Sakoun Lao

Lost in the glittery world of her mother’s old magazines, Malathip Phenglamphan took a keen interest in embroidery and design from an early age. And coming from a dressmaking family, it’s no surprise that she followed in her mother’s footsteps, albeit on a grander scale.

Setting foot in Sakoun Lao …

Thailand May Reinstate Land Border Entry for Expats in Neighboring Countries

Thai Visas

Could the cross-border retail and recreation-related dreams of foreign expatriates, non-diplomats and other non-Lao-non-ASEAN-passport-holding residents in Laos be about to come true across the Mekong in Thailand once again visa-free?

Laos’ near neighbour is reportedly considering removing the restrictions on land border entry affecting foreign expatriates in neighbouring countries including …

The View from the Top: The New President of Lao Airlines

Distinguished aviation veteran Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa has been officially appointed as the new president of Lao Airlines. Champa Meuanglao caught up with him at his office to ask a few questions about his plans for the future of the airline.


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Getting to know Parkson

Parkson Laos
  1.   What is Parkson?

Parkson Retail Group Ltd, is a subsidiary of Lion Group Malaysia, which became a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2005. Parkson operates 115 retail outlets across Asia, including shopping malls, department stores, and supermarkets. Its annual income reaches over 3.77 billion dollars.…

PM Thongloun Pushes Laos-made at China International lmport Expo in Shanghai

China International Import Expo

Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was in China’s major economic city Shanghai pushing the Made-in-Laos message as the country’s policymakers and entrepreneurs seek to leverage increased connectivity to the massive consumer market on its doorstep at the China International Import Expo.

The move comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping said …

Beer Drinkers Post-Halloween Hangover Risk Reduced as Prices Rise in Laos

Beer price on rise

Beer drinkers beware this Halloween!

Lao Brewery Company announced wholesale price increases to retailers of its flagship beverage Beerlao on Monday, October 29.

Suppliers and retailers were notified of the price increases for the popular beverage being implemented to offset higher production and distribution costs, according to the company’s public …

Simple, Natural, Innovative As BambooLao Straws Slurp Up Tourism Award

Luang Prabang’s very own BambooLao has captured the top prize and a US$10,000 Innovation Grant in the 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) challenge, which is described as “an elite travel startup competition, supported by the Australian Government and Asian Development Bank, (including) Asia’s most prominent travel-specialized venture