Category: Laos travel news

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.

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are planning to hold an emergency conference, which would take place ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Laos, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019

A Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Laos today. There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages. No tsunami ... Read More

Unesco World Heritage Luang Prabang scene of a deadly accident

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 20, 2019

13 Chinese tourists are dead after a bus taking them to the resort town Luang Prabang in Laos had a ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

The International Tourism Fair of Gramado (FESTURIS) continues to invest heavily in attracting international destinations. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar ... Read More

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019

The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in ... Read More

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

editor editor- March 7, 2019

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - Business is fine tuning its marketing strategy in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar ... Read More

Chinese President commends start of China-Laos Tourism Year 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019

President of China sent a congratulatory message on the launch of the China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 in Vientiane on Friday, ... 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

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to ... Read More

Centara Hotels: Three new hotels in Laos

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 2, 2018

Centara Hotels & Resorts, r, announced it has signed management agreements for three new properties with a combined total of ... Read More

Centara set to open three more hotels in Laos in 2020

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 20, 2018

Centara, Thailand’s leading hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board  has inked a management MOU with Asia ... Read More

AVANI announces new upscale ‘AVANI+’ brand extension

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2018

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce a new brand extension, AVANI+, with the launch of its first hotel ... 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

Tourists rape children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; it's a ... Read More

Laos Rural Tourism: Sharing the Countryside

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 27, 2017

Interest in Asia Pacific rural tourism has spiked in recent decades, much like country retreats did in 19th-century Victorian England, ... Read More