2019 Statistical Report on Tourism in Laos
The Tourism Development Department (TDD), Ministry of Information,The Culture and Tourism publishes annually tourism statistics relating to tourist arrivals, foreign exchange earnings from tourism, tourist expenditures, the average length of stay of tourists in Laos as well as tourist profiles, accommodation establishments and occupancy rates. The purpose of this Statistical Report on Tourism is to provide the public with clear information on a important sector of the Lao economy.
PDF icon 2019 Statistical Report on Tourism in Laos 2020 Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism English
Lao PDR Tourism Recovery Roadmap
Synergy Insights Consulting has prepared a Tourism Recovery Roadmap that covers 1) Assignment Objectives, 2) Tourism in Lao PDR: 2019-2020, 3) Pandemic Related Challenges for the Tourism Sector 4) Strategy Considerations for Lao PDR, and 5) Proposed Priorities and Actions for Recovery. The detailed draft that presents detail of the recovery plan to include: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic; Approaches and Interventions; Current Challenges, Emerging Trends and Recovery Influencers; Recommendations for Recovery Priorities and Actions; and Phases, Actions, an Accountabilities.
PDF icon Lao PDR Tourism Recovery Roadmap November 2020 Synergy Insights Consulting English
PATA Destination Marketing Guide for Covid-19
The resources here are a guide for a managed discussion with Destination Managers and the trade and will need to be adapted for each destination. This will include gaining access to and using data to guide the discussion, as well as past and current destination marketing materials and case studies, as listed in the Facilitator Guide.
PDF icon PATA Destination Marketing Guide for Covid-19 June 2020 PATA English
PATA Covid-19 Resource Kit
PATA’s Crisis Resource Center has published a toolbox to guide the private sector travel businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic. These guides dive into pertinent topics including Communication Strategies, Covid-19 Signage Kit, Crisis Communications Planner, and Hospitality, SME, and Tour Operator Recovery Kits.
PDF icon PATA Covid-19 Resource Kit 2020 PATA English
TraveLife COVID-19 Operational Guidance Kit: Accommodation
This information is designed to provide accommodation providers in order to assist them with making decisions about how to implement science-based virus protection measures in a way that puts the and safety of people first, yet minimizes unnecessary environmental impacts. It also contains suggestions about how to support staff and the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic, and where to download valuable information.
PDF icon TraveLife COVID-19 Operational Guidance Kit: Accommodation 2020 TraveLife English
Covid 19 Good Practices: Food Retailers
The Lao Ministry of Health with support from USAID has published a poster-like “Good Practices for Covid-19” for food retailers. These simple, easy-to-follow measures will go a long way in ensuring your business is safe and hygienic for staff and tourists as Laos re-opens its doors to visitors.
PDF icon Covid 19 Good Practices: Food Retailers 2020 USAID English
Crisis Communications
Did your tourism-related business have a crisis communications strategy in place, when the Covid-19 pandemic kicked in? Probably not. So what, how, and how often are you communicating with travel agents, FITs, clients, guests and the public during this ongoing situation? “Toolbox for Crisis Communications in Tourism: Checklists and Best Practices” published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, can help you navigate this virus storm.
PDF icon Crisis Communications 2011 UNWTO English
Going Local: Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng
Sustainable experiences reach into themed rooms at the Riverside Boutique Resort, while General Manager Mathieu Thaeron cuts consumption by relying on common sense and a clued-in staff.
PDF icon Going Local: Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng Oct 2020 WeAreLao English
MICE Guide to Laos 2020
The Lao hospitality industry has introduced the second MICE Guide to Laos 2020. Twenty-four hotels and resorts have collaborated to show their synergy and determination to grow the tourism industry. This is up from the original 16 hotels, expanding the opportunity and selection of properties working in the MICE sector to showcase to partners worldwide that Laos is a true destinations for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions/Events.
PDF icon MICE Guide to Laos 2020 2020 We Are Lao English
Coronavirus: How Are Hotels Responding?
From 13-25 April, Sheri Kimes surveyed 893 hotels from 94 countries to uncover how they responded to Covid-19. The professor at the Cornell University School of Hospitality Management published the findings on 29 April in a simple slideshow-like report, with easy-to-read graphs and bullet points.
PDF icon Coronavirus: How Are Hotels Responding? 2020 Sheri Kimes English

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