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Southern Islands Report Extreme Downtrend in Tourism for 2017

4000 don

With tourism as a primary focus for the government this year, the rapid decline of tourists visiting the twin islands of Don Det and Don Khon in the Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands) of Khong district, Champassak province has local authorities worried.

The Head of the Boat Tour Association in

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

border

In an attempt to maximize further opportunities for tourism in both countries, Laos has strategically requested Thailand for longer hours at border checkpoints.

Lao tourism operators are urging Thai government officials to consider extending closing hours from 10PM to midnight at all border checkpoints linked to Laos. In a recent

Tourism Unites Cambodia-Laos- Myanmar-Vietnam plus Thailand

CMLV+T

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism hosted the Regional Workshop on Methods and Strategies in Implementing Public Private Partnerships in the Tourism Sector for Cambodia-Laos- Myanmar-Vietnam plus Thailand (CLMV+T) in Vientiane Capital.

The workshop was organized to gather representatives to discuss various struggles in the

Laos Sees 10 Percent Drop in Foreign Tourist Numbers

Foreign Tourists to Laos Down by 10 Percent

While Lao Nationals hit an all time high for travelling abroad in 2016, as previously reported by The Laotian Times, the number of foreign visitors entering Laos has dwindled after several consecutive years of visitor growth.

According to statistics provided by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of

Statistics Show Lao People Traveling More Than Ever Before

Lao People Traveling More

In 2016, Laos reported that an astonishing 3.05 million outbound travelers crossed its borders to other countries.

According to statistics presented by the Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the number of Lao nationals traveling by plane was at a record high in 2016 compared

Lao Airlines to Reboot Inflight Magazine, Open for Advertising

Official Inflight Magazine of Lao Airlines

The Lao Airlines inflight magazine, Champa Meuanglao, is to undergo a drastic change as part of a reboot that will showcase a modern and sophisticated Laos.

Production of the inflight magazine has been awarded to SMP Consultants, in partnership with RDK Group. The two companies will draw on their …

Lao Airlines aims for Direct Route to Tokyo for Passengers

Lao Airlines Flight to Japan

Lao Airlines has announced plans to provide its passengers with a direct flight between Vientiane and Tokyo, Japan.

Though not much has been detailed in the airline’s plans to introduce the service as of yet, it has been confirmed that the flight is expected to make a stop in Nagasaki

Largest Forest in Xayaboury to be Opened as Tourist Attraction

Forest in Xayaboury

Hoping to draw more people to experience its natural beauty and establish its profile as a tourist destination, Xayaboury Province is opening up its largest forest as one of its visitor attractions.

An official has confirmed that provincial authorities surveyed the forest in Phieng District, which is 80 km from