Category Archives: Travel


Officials say Visit Laos-China Year 2019 Likely to Happen

With Visit Laos Year 2018 officially launched, talks of possibly introducing a Visit Laos-China Year 2019 have arose.

A minister has confirmed that Lao officials have discussed with their Chinese counterparts to push forward a plan to jointly introduce Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism,

City 2 Launches Public Transportation Trial Run

Vientiane City-2-Buses

The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise (VSBE) will be initiating a trial run of their bus line running between Lao-ITECC and Talat Sao this week. From Wednesday, November 15th to Monday, December 4th bus riders can catch a ride to and from ITECC to Talat Sao, with eighteen stops in between,

Visit Laos Year 2018 Kicks off end of October

Coinciding with the That Luang Festival celebrations, government officials have planned several activities to promote the launch of  “Visit Laos Year 2018” on October 28.

In an effort to boost tourism and attract foreign travelers to the country, Mr Soun Manivong, Head of Tourism Promotion Department, Ministry of Information,

China Southern Airlines Offers Vientiane-Guangzhou Flight

As of September 27, China Southern Airlines is offering Vientiane passengers a direct flight to and from Guangzhou three times a week.

The world’s fourth largest airline will transport passengers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays via A320 airbus. It will depart Guangzhou at 16:30 hours and arrive in Vientiane at …

Seven Shades of Indigo: The Laha Story

Laha Indigo Laos

In spiritual terms, indigo is the colour of intuition and perception. In fashion terms, it’s synonymous with denim – deep of hue and naturally dyed.

It’s also one of the seven colours of the rainbow and has up to seven of its own distinct shades.  But did you know that …

Lao Airlines Searches for Overseas Shareholders

Lao Airlines Flight to Japan

Government officials have announced that they are in the process of pursuing a strategic partner for the state-owned enterprise, Lao Airlines, in an effort to improve operational efficiencies across its portfolio.

However, despite the push for an outside investor, government spokesman, Mr Chaleun Yiapaoher has clarified that Laos  will not …

Flights to Oudomxay Detoured to other Northern Provinces

oudomxay airport

Due to upgrades to the airstrip and apron at Oudomxay Airport, travelers looking to visit the Northern province will be detoured to the airports in Luang Namtha or Luang Prabang province.

The temporary delay will be in effect from July 1 thru to October 1, and should not cause too …

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