The 5-star Le Grand Pakbeng Resort recently opened the doors to its 45 villas and suites nestled in the jungle on the Mekong in Pakbeng, the traditional overnight stop on the Luang Prabang-Houay Xay cruise.
Pakse seems branded as a gateway to Vat Phou, the 4,000 Islands, and the Bolaven Plateau. While it recently received full city status, Pakse is generally viewed as a 1-day tourism destination. However, Champasak provincial authorities are looking to turn this trend around, and sees potential in the hilltop Vat Phou Salao and its giant sitting Buddha.
Submitted 2 weeks 2 days ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.
Houaphanh signed an MOU with a Lao company on Friday, 1 June, to develop Lid Rapids on the Nam Et River as a tourist attraction, while adding to the province’s other popular sites including “Cave City”.
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Summit Tours Sales & Marketing Manager Jan Wollen met with the Luang Prabang Travel Association (LUTA) on Thursday, 31 May, to introduce her new company’s helicopter tours, and announce Summit’s new cooperative effort with Green Discovery Laos, details of which have yet to be revealed.
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Ban Nam Dee may only be a 10-minute drive from Luang Namtha Town, but it seems like 100 miles away. The ethnic Lanten “Good Water Village” popped onto tourism maps a decade ago as the last stop on the Tea Caravan Trail in north-western Laos. Today, "Good Water Village" is an easy-to-access - Lao Skyway offers Vientiane-Luang Namtha flights five days a week at 15:00 - responsible tourism success story with a new website.
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Vientiane has plans to develop new tourism services on the Nam Ngum River in Xaythany district, aiming to attract more visitors through nature-based tourism and the local lifestyle. Projects include three boat docks to allow visitors to travel by boat to organic vegetable farms and the Phaithamkor Conservation Park.
Thousands of Japanese swooped in on the Lao Festival held in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, from May 26 to 29. The Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism organisd the event to promote Visit Laos Year and raise the profile of Laos.
Submitted 3 weeks 23 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.
The Lao tourism industry is not only playing a significant role in boosting economic growth, but is also creating a huge number of job opportunities for local people, experts have noted. The United Nations’ World Travel and Tourism Council unveiled its latest report, which states tourism has directly created 114,000 jobs Laos, with related services upping the number to more than 385,000.