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Laos travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Vientiane, the capital, is the site of the That Luang monument, where a reliquary reportedly houses the Buddha’s breastbone, plus the Patuxai war memorial and Talat Sao (Morning Market), a complex jammed with food, clothes and craft stalls.

Absolute Hotel Service expands to Laos with Eastin Hotel Vientiane

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020 19:23

The Absolute Hotel Services group announced the first hotel in Laos to add in the company portfolio.   The Eastin Hotel Vientiane Laos is targeted to open in the last quarter ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020 23:00

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The resulting coronavirus COVID-19 has led to over 95,000 confirmed cases ... Read More

China and ASEAN foreign ministers to hold coronavirus emergency meeting in Laos

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 20:05

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are planning to hold an emergency conference, which would take place as early as February 20 in Laos, to discuss the ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Laos, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019 01:26

A Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Laos today. There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages. No tsunami warning was issued. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time • ... Read More

Unesco World Heritage Luang Prabang scene of a deadly accident

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 20, 2019 04:04

13 Chinese tourists are dead after a bus taking them to the resort town Luang Prabang in Laos had a brake failure. In addition, 31 visitors are receiving medical treatment.  ... Read More

FESTURIS Brazil: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar increase Asian representation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019 18:27

The International Tourism Fair of Gramado (FESTURIS) continues to invest heavily in attracting international destinations. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are among the new destinations of this edition, expanding Asian ... Read More

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 00:52

The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday. During the event, which will ... Read More

MICE travelers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to Thailand grow

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:11

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - Business is fine tuning its marketing strategy in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) with a tactical campaign to attract more ... Read More

Chinese President commends start of China-Laos Tourism Year 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 23:20

President of China sent a congratulatory message on the launch of the China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 in Vientiane on Friday, expressing his hope for deepening understanding and friendship between the ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018 21:55

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth," are ... Read More

Centara Hotels: Three new hotels in Laos

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 2, 2018 19:10

Centara Hotels & Resorts, r, announced it has signed management agreements for three new properties with a combined total of 216 keys, with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., ... Read More

Centara set to open three more hotels in Laos in 2020

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 20, 2018 02:50

Centara, Thailand’s leading hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board  has inked a management MOU with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd (AIDC), a well-established ... Read More

AVANI announces new upscale ‘AVANI+’ brand extension

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2018 16:15

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce a new brand extension, AVANI+, with the launch of its first hotel in Luang Prabang on March 1, 2018. Launched in 2011, ... Read More

Raped by tourists: Children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2018 12:27

Tourists rape children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; it's a sad reality of the global travel and tourism industry. Silence ... Read More

Laos Rural Tourism: Sharing the Countryside

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 27, 2017 08:41

Interest in Asia Pacific rural tourism has spiked in recent decades, much like country retreats did in 19th-century Victorian England, and for similar reasons. The growing urban Asian population is ... Read More