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Oudomxay eyes development of tourist sites

About 100 tourist sites in Oudomxay province await development so that visitors can fully enjoy them in comfort. The Oudomxay Tourism Office says there are 106 officially designated tourist sites in the province. An official at the office, Mr Van Mingboupha, told Vientiane Times on ...

Veunkham becomes a local border between Laos and Cambodia

Veunkham-Dong Kralor border between Laos and Cambodia in Champassak province’s Khong district has updated its services and will operate as a local border crossing. This border is located in Veunkham village, about five kilometres from Nongnokheane-Trapeang Kriel International Checkpoint between Laos-Cambodia that officially opened last ...

Capital hoteliers address empty rooms

A lack of tourist attractions combined with overly-optimistic developers has left around 80 percent of Nay Pyi Taw hotel rooms empty on any given day. But the chair of a local tourism industry body believes better marketing can help the city improve its visitor numbers. U ...

Kayin landmine scare sparks tourism fears

A tripwire triggered landmine set off on January 4 and believed to be a remnant of recent skirmishes that subsided in November, has injured two and sent shockwaves through the Kayin State tourism industry, as well as buttressed displaced residents fears that it is still ...

Can tourism recover?

Despite a fall in Chinese arrivals after the zero-dollar tour crackdown, Thai tourism authorities are convinced that the market will return. The tourism boom is expected to continue in 2017 and remain a major growth driver for the economy even as the industry sees falling ...

Trend of disruptive technologies to affect daily lives increasingly

Business needs to adapt to confront and catch up to the coming disruptive technologies and innovation, which will have a drastic effect on people’s daily lives, a seminar heard on November 16. Bala Chakravarthy, professor of strategy leadership and execution at IMD Southeast Asia, said ...

High schools to develop ASEAN tourism skills

The ministries of tourism and education have agreed to set up a joint committee to work on the development of materials for vocational training of “ASEAN Tourism Professionals” to be integrated into the high-school curriculum, a government official said on November 7.Keep reading ...

Saravan's stunning Kaengkou waterfall awaits visitors

Laos has abundant water resources that are among the main tourist attractions. But many of the country’s stunning waterfalls and cascades are unknown to visitors, including Kaengkou waterfall in Vapy district, Saravan province. This attractive landscape of flat rocks and large pools is one of ...

Tourism ministry seeks support from Alibaba

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will hold talks with Alibaba Group on November 4 to seek support for tourism in this country and the possibility of using the group’s Alipay platform for an e-visa system. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said that after meeting ...

Luxembourg, Swiss govts lend support to tourism, hospitality sector

The Luxembourg and Swiss governments will provide funding totaling 15 million euros or over 133 billion kip for skills development in the tourism and hospitality sector. A launching ceremony for the Skills for Tourism project took place in Vientiane on November 1, presided over by ...

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