Laos govt. hopes to attract 1.4 million tourists in 2023

 Friday, January 27, 2023 


The Laos government is hoping to welcome 1.4 million domestic and foreign visitors in 2023 and generate more than $340 million in revenue. Lao Thiao Lao, or Lao Visit Laos program, continues in 2023, with the government hoping to continue attracting domestic tourists as well as visitors from abroad.

The campaign was launched in 2020 to encourage Laos to travel within the Southeast Asian country.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Suanesavanh Vignaket asked relevant officials to put in more hard work so that tourism operations can be strengthened, local infrastructure improved and new tourism products created, Xinhua news agency reported.

Suanesavanh told in a meeting that the ministry will coordinate with central and local authorities on planning tourism development, as well as upgrade tourism sites and improve the quality of hotels and guesthouses to meet ASEAN standards.

Meanwhile, Laos is getting ready to welcome Chinese tourists after it was listed among 20 countries greenlit by the Chinese government for outbound group tours.

To facilitate the movement of travellers, the Lao Airlines plans to operate more flights to welcome Chinese tourists. The airline currently operates three flights a week from the Lao capital Vientiane to Kunming in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

It is set to launch additional flights from Vientiane to Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Changzhou and Hangzhou.

The airline also mulls increasing flights from the northern Luang Prabang province and the southern Champasak province to China, according to the report.

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