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

Project to boost Lao textile exports to Europe

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos needs to promote and build the capacity of the home textile sector to create greater opportunities for local producers so they can boost exports to the European market, according to a sector official.That was the message from Director General of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Kuang Si Falls Named in List of Best Overseas Attractions for Japanese Tourists

Laos’s Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang has been named as one of 50 best overseas attractions for Japanese tourists in 2019, a recent survey has shown.The falls ranked 26th in the list of 50 most popular destinations for Japanese tourists in 2019 compiled by ...

Taejun Kang

Laos ministry calls for coordination to boost tourist inflows

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is aiming to contribute more revenue to national socio-economic growth by requesting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be its key supporter.Through coordination with the foreign ministry, overseas embassies and consulates are expected to provide ...

News Desk

Thailand Hopes to Attract Affluent Lao Tourists

Thailand will push health and wellness tourism and shopping to attract high-income tourists from Laos.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to team up with Thai private hospitals and Lao influencers to promote the medical segment to high-income Lao tourists, Bangkok Post reported.TAT will also partner with ...

Taejun Kang

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

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