The integrated travel tech portal, Discover Laos Today, opens

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Discover Laos Today, Laos’ first integrated travel tech portal to inspire people around the world to travel and experience Laos was launched last week in the world heritage city of Luang Prabang to enrich Laos’ tourism offerings to the world.Attending the ...

News Desk

Vientiane on track to reach targeted number of tourists for 2019

Vientiane officials are confident that the targeted number of 2 million visitors set for Visit Laos-China Year 2019 will be reached.Director of the Vientiane Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Ms Vilayvone Chanthalaty, told Vientiane Times that city authorities in cooperation with individual companies had made a great ...

Siladda Souliyong

Posse of pachyderms planned for upcoming Elephant Festival in Xayaboury

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury province promises to be yet another grand display of pachyderm prowess and entertainment, with the next edition to feature a rare white elephant.The festival will take place from February 22-28, the Deputy Governor of Xayaboury ...

Times Reporters

Japan’s Kumamoto Bets on Laos for Tourism Boost

The Japanese city of Kumamoto has said it will increase its promotional efforts for new routes that connect the city and Laos amid a drop in the number of passengers who use the city’s airport.Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau gave the green light in October for ...

Taejun Kang

SureStay Hotel opens in the Heart of Vientiane, Laos

Best Western Hotels & Resorts continues to introduce its innovative SureStay Hotel Group to exciting new destinations across Asia with the opening of a new property at the heart of Vientiane in Laos.Opening its doors on November 19, 2019, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane is located in the ...

Jasmina Yap

Kualao Unveils New Function Halls In Honor of 25th Anniversary

Kualao Restaurant, recognized as one of the country’s most popular authentic Lao food restaurants, celebrates its 25th anniversary in business by launching two fully renovated function rooms on the 2nd floor of the restaurant side compound, with a new and modern look.“It has been a ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos receives Plain of Jars world heritage certificate

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday presented Laos with a certificate confirming the inscription of the Plain of Jars on the World Heritage List.The certificate was presented to Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, a special envoy ...

Siladda Souliyong

Vangvieng prepares for winter season visitors

Authorities in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, are making sure that everything is ready for the expected influx of visitors during the upcoming peak tourist season.District Governor Mr Khamphong Duangvilay told Vientiane Times “We are ready to welcome visitors and have prepared a full range of amenities, including ...

Phomphong Laoin

Champassak on track to welcome one million tourists this year

Champassak province has met with success in its efforts to attract more tourists through improved services, and visitor numbers this high season are expected to exceed 1 million.Deputy Director of the province’s Information, Culture tourist and Tourism Department, Ms Mala Chanthalam, told Vientiane Times the province has ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Thousands of devotees give alms at That Luang festival

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Buddhists from all walks of life gave alms to monks at the That Luang esplanade on Monday morning on the last day of the traditional annual festival to honour the grand stupa.High ranking officials, people from across the country and foreign ...

Visith Teppalath

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