Laos, Kunming promote shared tourism

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and China are continuing a joint tourism drive, aiming to boost cooperation in economic and trade relations.The Kunming Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau and the Lao Happy International Travel Co., Ltd. last weekend organised an event in Vientiane to promote ...

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Malaysia to promote tourism at That Luang Festival

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Tourism Malaysia is using the annual That Luang Festival in Vientiane to encourage people to visit Malaysia and enjoy its scenic and cultural attractions.The organisation is setting up a booth at the festival to distribute information and advertise tourist attractions to ...

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That Luang festival to highlight renovated grand stupa and Horphakeo

The recently renovated That Luang stupa and Horphakeo will be the centre of attraction during religious events taking place throughout the ongoing That Luang Festival.An opening ceremony for the festival took place on Tuesday evening and was attended by senior government officials, the wives of the ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

That Luang festival to showcase locally made products, Lao traditions

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The That Luang Festival scheduled from November 5-11 will give local businesses the chance to display their One District, One Product (ODOP) goods as well as showcasing Lao traditions to an international audience, according to the city’s vice mayor.Mr Sihoun Sitthileuxay ...

Times Reporters

Lao handicraft festival targets tourist market

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More than 200 handicraft business units from all over the country are displaying a wide range of traditional and modern products at the Lao Handicraft Festival in Vientiane.The nine-day festival, with the theme “Promote Lao Handicrafts through Tourism”, was officially opened ...

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Laos, Yunnan eye stronger tourism cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Yunnan (China) enterprises need more cooperation in order to attract trading, investment and tourism to Laos.The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) in cooperation with the Yunnan enterprise office to Laos on Tuesday held a Lao and ...

News Desk Japan Names Vientiane as Best City for Walking Tour

The Lao capital Vientiane has been named as one of seven best cities in the world for walking tours by Japan is a Japanese arm of, a Dutch travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations.According to Japan’s ...

Taejun Kang

Tourist arrivals on track to hit target for 2019

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The number of domestic and foreign tourists holidaying in Laos during the first nine months of this year increased compared to the same period last year, while visitor numbers from some countries that had slowed in recent years were also up.More ...

Siladda Souliyong

Nine Border Checkpoints to Discontinue Visa On Arrival Services

According to a notice issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday, nine of Laos’s border checkpoints will discontinue providing visa on arrival services to tourists.The notice orders the closure of visa on arrival units at nine border checkpoints:Pang Hok (Phongsaly Province) bordering ChinaNam Soy ...

Francis Savankham

New websites promote shared Laos-China destiny

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – It is time for old-fashioned media outlets, especially newspapers, radio and television, to fall in line with modern-day working methods and the changing demands of society. This should be reflected in content, online platforms, methodology and marketing.This was the message from ...

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