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Submitted 1 day 5 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Lao Derm COO and WeAreLao MD John Williams conducted a survey of 116 hotels in Luang Prabang to discover if they were open or closed.

Submitted 1 day 5 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Lao Derm COO and WeAreLao MD John Williams conducted a survey of 116 hotels in Luang Prabang to discover if they were open or closed.

Submitted 2 days 26 min ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Like many, my “Trash” button is wearing out. Every time I see an “expert” touting his or her idea on Covid tourism recovery, out goes the garbage. Then comes the “Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021” that “Rather than a written report, we have decided to present key themes.”

Submitted 1 day 22 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Our hopes for elephant conservation in Laos increase with the birth of a new boy on Xmas Day.

Submitted 5 days 5 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

In 2011, tourism development guru, Peter Semone, told the 3rd LANITH Symposium, “Today we will discuss how…to achieve one billion dollars in revenue by 2020.” His crystal ball appeared to be working, as 2019’s take was USD 934,710,409. A 2020 billion-dollar target looked doable.

Submitted 1 week 1 day ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

I expected loads of diners and vegetables at the Green Market on a Saturday. The place seemed closed.

Submitted 1 week 6 days ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Covid clobbered tourism and hospitality coffers in 2020. All sizes of businesses took big hits. Plenty shuttered their doors. Others toughed it out and found something to do. WeAreLao joined them.

Submitted 2 weeks 6 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

The much-awaited vaccine has started the cellular battle against Covid. Tourists will soon be flooding to newly-opened destinations. One shot and I’m good, right? Wrong.

Submitted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Suppose it is 1 Jan 2020, and we’re pouring over the Tourism Development Department’s “2019 Statistical Report on Tourism in Laos”. At a glance, Laos has plenty of reasons to smile. Arrivals jumped 14% to 4,791,065, revenue surged ahead 15.2% towards USD 1 billion, and Green Season is soaring. However, where visitors get their information seems muddled.

Submitted 2 weeks 19 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Meet the makers in the Made in Lao Fair 2020. Loads of great people and products. All unscripted, and apologies for the poor YouTube production. My first try.

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