Yes, Lao PDR certainly has the potential to become an independent tourism destination. The country has a rich cultural heritage, beautiful natural scenery, and a peaceful and laid-back vibe that many travelers find appealing. Laos boasts many unique attractions, including the ancient city of Luang Prabang, the Plain of Jars, and the 4,000 Islands in the south.
Furthermore, the Lao government has been investing in tourism infrastructure, including building new airports, upgrading roads and transportation systems, and improving accommodation and other tourist facilities. The government has also been working to promote sustainable tourism practices that benefit local communities and preserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage.
However, becoming an independent tourism destination will require continued investment in tourism infrastructure, as well as ongoing efforts to promote the country and its attractions to potential visitors. It will also be important for Laos to differentiate itself from neighboring countries that also attract a lot of tourism, such as Thailand and Vietnam. With the right investments and strategic planning, however, Lao PDR has the potential to become a unique and sought-after tourism destination in its own right.
there is one major factor we don’t have a decent budget that could project Lao PDR forwards. we have heard this for many moons, when Tourism is one of the lucrative businesses worldwide, we are not able to find the budget, at least they could find a decent amount to move forwards. say a decent 750,000 USD to begin with though spent wisely and transparent…
compared to Thailand with a 50 million THB plus budget.
food for thought as we say!