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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 …

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

Tourism Access, Urban Services Improvements Attract $US125.5 Million Boost via ADB in Laos

Tourist Map of Bolaven, Champasak Province

Better roads to ease access to tourist hotspots, improved urban water supplies and sewage treatment are among the sweeteners revealed in the announcement of funds totalling $125.5 million for three projects in the tourism and urban sectors announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao Government.

Agreements were …

Si Phan Don – The Original River Life Experience

River Life Experience Tour Southern Laos

When I first visited Si Phan Don, which literally translates to Four Thousand Islands, I had the feeling that the pace of life in the rest of Laos might be a little fast. Here is where I came to understand the true meaning of ‘sabai-sabai’ or ‘taking it easy’.…

Typhoon Mangkhut Skirts Laos Following Phils, HK, China Landfalls

Typhoon Mangkhut via Goole Maps

Typhoon Mangkhut is on track to miss Laos after tracking data Monday morning had the destructive storm headed roughly West-North-West from Hong Kong towards South-West China.

Nonetheless, residents and visitors to northern and central regions of Laos should remain on alert for heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday according to …

US to Cease Issuing Visas to Laos Citizens Following Deportation Row

US Restriction on Laos Visas

The Trump administration has ordered suspension of the issuance of visas to certain citizens of Laos after the country refused to take back its persons deported from the United States.

The US Department of Homeland Security made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying it had ordered the State Department to …

Laos Tops Guardian Hotlist of 2018 Travel Destinations

Laos Travel The Guardian

Laos has topped a hotlist of 2018 travel destinations released by The Guardian, published on its website in the Asia section last week.

The Guardian published the travel hotlist detailing where to go on holiday in 2018. The list is divided by continent, with Laos mentioned ahead of Korea, India, …

Visit Laos Year 2018 Officially Kicksoff

‘Visit Laos Year 2018′ has been officially launched by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during a ceremony last Saturday at That Luang Stupa.

The launch of ‘Visit Laos Year 2018’ coincides with the start of the annual That Luang festival which features a trade fair, a display of traditional houses, cultural …