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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

Investors Receive Clearance For Feasibility Study on Vang Vieng Tourism Complex

Vang-Vieng

VangVieng may already be a tourist hotspot but the small town might become an even bigger tourist attraction in the future. Yijin Construction Engineering Lao Co., Ltd. has expressed interest in developing  a tourism complex on an outdated airfield in the frequently travelled city, anticipating even more tourist traffic annually.

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Hot Springs of Hiem, Huaphan

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer a relaxing bath that you can boil an egg in (or any other food products!).

The legendary province of Huaphan is where the chilly northern climes …

Laos Vying for Chinese Tourism

Chinese Tourism in Laos

There is no dispute when stating that Chinese tourism in Laos has been on the rise.

In 2011, according to statistics from the ministry’s tourism sector, data showed that 150,791 Chinese tourists traveled to Laos. Since then, the figure has steadily increased, with almost 400,000 Chinese tourists passing through Lao