Vientiane saw 1.4 million tourists in 2013

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riverside-night-marketMore than 1.4 million tourists visited Laos’ capital Vientiane in 2013 said the Vientiane Department of Information, Culture and Tourism according to state- run daily Vientiane Times.

Tourism is Laos’ fastest growing industry and second largest to agriculture. In 2011, Laos received some 2.72 million visitors which rose by a margin of 22.27 per cent to 3.33 million visitors country wide in 2012. Despite a rapid increase over recent years there are no signs that the tourism boom will slow down anytime soon.

As the year draws to a close, Laos is preparing for a slew of revelers who will bring in the New Year in the country. Head of the Culture and Tourism Office of Vientiane, Vangvieng, Bounpanh Phommavong, said he expects tourist numbers to surge by at least 20 to 30 per cent over the New Year period with hotels reporting that they are fully booked.

Earlier this year, Laos was awarded the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013 by the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade.



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More than 1.4 million tourists visited Laos' capital Vientiane in 2013 said the Vientiane Department of Information, Culture and Tourism according to state- run daily Vientiane Times. Tourism is Laos' fastest growing industry and second largest to agriculture. In 2011, Laos received some 2.72 million visitors which rose by a margin of 22.27 per cent to 3.33 million visitors country wide in 2012. Despite a rapid increase over recent years there are no signs that the tourism boom will slow down anytime soon. As the year draws to a close, Laos is preparing for a slew of revelers who will...

riverside-night-marketMore than 1.4 million tourists visited Laos’ capital Vientiane in 2013 said the Vientiane Department of Information, Culture and Tourism according to state- run daily Vientiane Times.

Tourism is Laos’ fastest growing industry and second largest to agriculture. In 2011, Laos received some 2.72 million visitors which rose by a margin of 22.27 per cent to 3.33 million visitors country wide in 2012. Despite a rapid increase over recent years there are no signs that the tourism boom will slow down anytime soon.

As the year draws to a close, Laos is preparing for a slew of revelers who will bring in the New Year in the country. Head of the Culture and Tourism Office of Vientiane, Vangvieng, Bounpanh Phommavong, said he expects tourist numbers to surge by at least 20 to 30 per cent over the New Year period with hotels reporting that they are fully booked.

Earlier this year, Laos was awarded the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013 by the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade.



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