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PATA event raises the curtain on ASEAN Tourism Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 150 travel industry professionals participated in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Reception and Networking Event in Vientiane, Laos, January 21.

ATF TRAVEX officially declared open

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The exhibition hall at Lao ITECC was officially declared open on January 21, 2013 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Laos’ Vice Prime Minister, Mr. Asang Laoly.

ASEAN ministers discuss tourism cooperation, creating pan-ASEAN tourist visa

VIENTIANE, Laos - Representatives of the ten ASEAN nations met on Sunday in Laos' capital of Vientiane to launch the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where they pledged to expand tourism cooperation and dis

Despite new regulations drunken tubing goes on in Laos

Attempts by Laos authorities to limit the damage caused by the tourist craze of ‘‘tubing’’ — floating downriver in the inner-tube of a tyre — have had mixed success.

Laos clamping down on drugs and dangerous watersports in Vang Vieng

Laos is reportedly clamping down on illegal drugs and dangerous watersports in Vang Vieng, a popular tourist destination on the Xong River.

Australian backpacker found dead in Laos

An Australian backpacker who died in Laos was found dead in his hotel room alongside the body of a dead woman.

Laos, Vietnam boosting tourism cooperation

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Champassak, a tale of a Mekong gem in Laos

CHAMPASSAK (eTN) - There is a quaint town mirroring over a kilometer in length, its silhouette into the murky waters of the Mekong River.

How to preserve Mekong’s magical appeal?

PAKSE (eTN) - Tourism belongs to one of the most successful stories which occurred in the Mekong region over the last 15 years.

Tourism opportunities, challenges highlighted at Laos event

PAKSE, Laos - The 2011 Mekong Tourism Forum ended on Saturday in Laos' southern city of Pakse, with industry experts highlighting opportunities for growth, but also the need for better management to a

Mekong Tourism Forum 2011 ready to take off

BANGKOK (eTN) - There is only another 2 weeks left before the start of the 2011 edition of the Mekong Travel Forum (MTF), the meeting place for travel professionals with a keen interest on the Greater

Two earthquakes strike in the border area in between Myanmar, Thailand,...

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have both confirmed that a on 3/24/2011 1:55:36 PM UTC (about 2035 local time), a 6.8-magnitude

Lao Tourism Marketing Board active in promoting quality tourism

VIENTIANE, Laos - The recently established Lao Tourism Marketing Board (LTMB) is taking shape and moving ahead with developing and implementing the tourism marketing strategy for Laos.

A roundup of ASEAN latest tourism news

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - A roundup of latest trends and news from Southeast Asia collected during ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) Cambodia puts emphasis on its southern coast

Best Western opens first hotel in Laos

Best Western International held the grand opening ceremony of its first hotel in Laos, the Best Western Vientiane Hotel in the capital city of Vientiane.

Mekong Tourism Forum 2011 could open Southern Laos to the world

BANGKOK (eTN) - It might still be in more than six months' time, but the hosting of the next Mekong Tourism Forum in Pakse (Champassak Province, Southern Laos) will be a great opportunity for the regi

Decreasing water levels in Mekong River force companies to cancel trips

According to a most surprised announcement on February 13, 2010, Maekhong Cruise Services (Thailand) Company suspended its services with the popular Luang Say boat until further notice.

Tales of Indochina: to open up or not to open up

Once upon the time in Indochina, there were two countries entwined in their destiny: both Laos and Vietnam fought a terrible war, half a century ago.

The Mekong River under threat

Until the 1980s the Mekong River flowed freely for 4,900 kilometers from its 5,100-meter high source in Tibet to the coast of Vietnam, where it finally poured into the South China Sea.

Laos reaps tourism gold

From here on, Laos is expected to no longer sport a tag as an exotic, landlocked country in Southeast Asia that has innocently locked itself in from the rest of the region, the continent and the world

Laos tourism industry get major boost

VIENTIANE, LAOS - The Lao tourism industry and related businesses in Vientiane have gained a major financial boost as thousands of tourists flock to the capital Vientiane for the ongoing 25th Southeas

Get the latest updates on investment opportunities in Cambodia, Laos, and...

The Tourism Investment Conference (TIC) organizing committee announced today a distinguished list of tourism leaders in the Indochina region who will address conference delegates at the Inaugural Tour

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam brim with Asia’s most authentic and exciting...

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The ITE HCMC organizing committee unveiled the 5th International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2009) that will be held at

Tourism threatens historic city known as ‘soul’ of Laos

Tourism is bringing economic benefits to the Laotian city of Luang Prabang, the spiritual, religious and cultural capital of Laos for centuries.

Laos opens Vietnam war caves to tourists

Laos has opened up a remote wartime hideaway, 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war. The secret cave city hidden deep inside the mountains of northern Laos was home to revolutionary leaders who survived nearly a decade of US bombing.

Tourists seen as a lifeline for Laos elephants

Laos, once known as the Land of a Million Elephants, faces warnings from conservationists that it could lose its herds within 50 years if it does not move quickly to protect them with tourism eyed as a possible savior.

What’s new in Mekong tourism?

MEKONG TOURISM OFFICE DEFINES PRIORITIES