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High Cost of Living Remains a Challenge for Tourism Industry in Laos

High Cost of Living Remains a Challenge for Tourism Industry in Laos

The high cost of living remains a significant challenge for the tourism industry in Laos as spending for basic services such as taxis, food, and accommodation is higher than in neighboring countries.
Slow service is among the downsides of the tourism sector in Laos.
“The tourism sector in Laos should develop …. Continue reading

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Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam Pave Way For Tourism Integration

Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam pave way for tourism integration

Eleven provinces across four countries in the upper Mekong basin have agreed to join in a development cooperation agreement that will seek sustainable tourism integration across the sub-region and its borders.
Under the MoU, the provinces have agreed to cooperate on tourism advertising, cross border facilities and tourism infrastructure …. Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Talks Drugs, Politics, Obama, And Near-Death Experiences

Anthony Bourdain Talks Drugs, Politics, Obama, And Near-Death Experiences

In an episode set in Laos, he ate freshwater fish and bamboo shoots with a man who had lost an arm and a leg when a U.S. explosive, left over from the war, detonated.
A White House staffer told him he brought Laos’s unexploded-ordinance problem to light. “I’m a little embarrassed. I feel like Bono. I don’t want to be that guy. The show is always about … Continue reading

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Wattay International Airport Expansion 11 Percent Complete

Wattay International Airport expansion 11 percent complete

The Vientiane International Airport Expansion Project has now achieved 11 percent of its contractual goals and should be complete by the beginning of 2018.
The project is being financed by a concessional loan from the Japanese government of about 9 billion Japanese yen.
The expansion will enlarge the existing passenger service facilities to deal with the increasing demand for ….. Continue reading

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Doubts Over Projected 2016 Tourist Arrivals

Doubts Over Projected 2016 Tourist Arrivals

Last year’s projected visitor numbers may not reach their target as arrivals for January to September actually decreased compared to the same period in 2015, initial figures indicate.
Overall, foreign visitor arrivals have dramatically increased in recent years. The number was just over 2.7 million in 2011, about 3.3 million in 2012, around ….. Continue reading

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Lao Food Festival 2017 Opens at Chao Annouvong

Lao Food Festival 2017 Opens at Chao Annouvong

The 12th Lao Food Festival officially opened yesterday at Chao Anouvong Park in Chanthabouly district, with the food extravaganza set to open from 8:00am to 10:00pm over three days from January 25- 27.
The Lao Food Festival has been held every year since 2006, and that this year is the 12th such food festival.
One of the aims of the festival is to remind people to preserve and promote…. Continue reading

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