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Submitted 10 months 3 weeks 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.

Submitted 11 months 3 hours ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit cut the ribbon to open the Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway on 20 December, unleashing hordes of domestic tourists on the 110-km speedway to the holiday retreat. Drivers heavy on the pedal report travel times of an hour, a far cry from the half-day scenic tour on Route 13.

Submitted 11 months 3 days ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Fifty publications now line the shelves of WeAreLao.com/downloads, the site’s most popular page, Better yet, the library’s filtered search engine makes it fast and easy to find the right document.

Submitted 11 months 1 week ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

The Tourism Development Department (TDD), Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism published the 2019 Statistical Report on Tourism in Laos. Download and have a look. Full analysis from WeAreLao to come after New Year.

Submitted 11 months 1 week ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

On 17 December, I interviewed private sector tourism leaders about when and how would the borders open for tourists, and what could hinder this? The very next day, the UNDP release “The Lao PDR Tourism Recovery Roadmap, December 2020”. Nice timing. The private sector meets the academics.

Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Laos now has a draft for a Tourism Recovery Roadmap.

Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

PATA’s Crisis Communications Center has published two resources to help the travel trade navigate their way through the Covid-19 Pandemic maze. These are now available at Downloads | We Are Lao.

Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

Download and read these year-end reports on Covid-19’s impact on travel (Deloitte) and its effect on Asian SMEs (ADB). Some of the findings may not be what you expected, others predict a path ahead, and all are extremely insightful.

Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

The Lao economy, like those around the world, is hunting for reasonable ways to get the money machine rolling during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the upcoming Made in Laos 2020 fair looks like a logical move.

Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by Bernie Rosenbloom.

The on-again, off-again opening of the highly touted Vientiane-Vang Vieng expressway has a new (and third) official launch date…20 December...But will it happen?

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