Laos happy about 15% rise in visitor numbers

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laos elephantsThe Lao Tourism Development Department on December 18 reported that international arrivals to the country between January to September 2013 soared 15 per cent to close to 2.8 million visitors.

In the first three quarters of the year, there were 2,782,112 international tourist arrivals to Laos, increasing 15.08 per cent from 2,417,519 during the same period in 2012. For the whole year of 2013, Laos expects to break the 3.4 million target, a new record.

ASEAN was the biggest source region with 2,426,626 trips increasing 22.94 per cent. The main supply came from overland travel from Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand was the top market supplying 1,531,343 visits, an increase of 8.02 per cent.

Vietnam, the second top source market supplied 652,193 visits, improving 27.68 per cent. Arrivals from other Asian countries and the Pacific reached 326,866, growing 26.39 per cent. Other main markers were: South Korea (+58.53 per cent), Japan (+24.74 per cent), Australia (+4.98 per cent) and India (+578.48 per cent).

Europe represented a 16.28% increase to 150,153 visits in the first three quarters of 2013. Laos’ top five suppliers from Europe were France, UK, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands. The US supplied 16.96 more visitors.



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The Lao Tourism Development Department on December 18 reported that international arrivals to the country between January to September 2013 soared 15 per cent to close to 2.8 million visitors. In the first three quarters of the year, there were 2,782,112 international tourist arrivals to Laos, increasing 15.08 per cent from 2,417,519 during the same period in 2012. For the whole year of 2013, Laos expects to break the 3.4 million target, a new record. ASEAN was the biggest source region with 2,426,626 trips increasing 22.94 per cent. The main supply came from overland travel from Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand...

laos elephantsThe Lao Tourism Development Department on December 18 reported that international arrivals to the country between January to September 2013 soared 15 per cent to close to 2.8 million visitors.

In the first three quarters of the year, there were 2,782,112 international tourist arrivals to Laos, increasing 15.08 per cent from 2,417,519 during the same period in 2012. For the whole year of 2013, Laos expects to break the 3.4 million target, a new record.

ASEAN was the biggest source region with 2,426,626 trips increasing 22.94 per cent. The main supply came from overland travel from Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand was the top market supplying 1,531,343 visits, an increase of 8.02 per cent.

Vietnam, the second top source market supplied 652,193 visits, improving 27.68 per cent. Arrivals from other Asian countries and the Pacific reached 326,866, growing 26.39 per cent. Other main markers were: South Korea (+58.53 per cent), Japan (+24.74 per cent), Australia (+4.98 per cent) and India (+578.48 per cent).

Europe represented a 16.28% increase to 150,153 visits in the first three quarters of 2013. Laos’ top five suppliers from Europe were France, UK, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands. The US supplied 16.96 more visitors.



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