Category Archives: Travel


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

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours


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


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