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Laos launches pilot tourist digital platform

Digital transformation is not an option but is a must for the Lao tourism sector next year due to the expected surge in the number of tourists from China.This was the main message of a meeting held in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss a pilot ...

Times Reporters

Tourism ministry eyes partnership with online travel services operator

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is considering partnering with Booknea Inc., an online Lao travel agency, to foster the growth of tourism by advertising services through the Booknea app. “Using this app, we will publish, advertise and circulate information about the travel industry ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Fuel Shortages Threatens Rural Crisis in Laos

For the past few months, the nation has been hit by rising global oil prices and a weakening local currency, which have led to a steep rise in the price of fuel and widespread shortages. In April, petrol and diesel prices rose 72 percent and ...

Sebastian Strangio

Public advised to avoid unnecessary travel, to save fuel for agriculture

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Lao Fuel and Gas Association are urging members of the public to be frugal in their use of fuel and not to travel unnecessarily, so that enough reserves of petrol are available for use for farming and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Fuel shortage causing hardship for Lao people

Fuel businesses and importers are struggling to supply enough fuel to meet public demand due to fluctuating currency exchange rates and the volatile global oil market.Fuel shortages forced petrol stations in Vientiane and some provinces to close on Monday, with many of desperate motorists going ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos to See Mineral Earnings of USD 463 Million in Fourth Quarter

There are 124 mining companies operating 209 projects including exploration and processing of minerals, with 14 companies now constructing new facilities. From 2021 to 2025, Laos is expected to produce mineral products valued at USD 7.832 billion, increasing by four percent from the previous five ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Trip.com Group CEO and Lao Tourism Minister Open Collaboration Talks

BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Trip.com Group CEO Jane Sun met with Lao Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune last Friday, to discuss possibilities for cooperation in the tourism industry, including the streamlining of visa applications as well as various cultural exchange projects.World heritage sites in Laos such ...

PR Newswire

Laos, China join forces to improve Lao tourism

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Chinese representatives gathered in Beijing on Monday to share ideas and exchange skills to develop and promote tourism in Laos.The seminar to promote investment in the tourism sector in Laos was held at Beijing Union University, China, at the ...

News Desk

Authorities hail success of Visit Laos-China Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Visit Laos-China Year 2019 officially concluded on Monday with authorities from both countries attending a ceremony as the campaign not only boosted tourism exchanges but also significantly improved the relationship between the two neighbours.The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 closing ceremony took place ...

Times Reporters

Luang Prabang 11th in Architectural Digest Top 20 Places to Travel in 2020

Laos’s Luang Prabang ranks 11th in a list of top 20 places to travel in 2020, published by Architectural Digest.Architectural Digest publishes its list of top travel destinations every year. To be included in the list, a travel destination must be appealing to architecture and ...

Jasmina Yap

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