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UK Increases Visa Services in Laos

UK Increases Visa Services in Laos

0 by / on 14/05/2014, 6:12 pm / in Lifestyle, Travel

The British Embassy has announced its plans to substantially increase the frequency of its visa application services in Lao PDR to reflect the increasing numbers of Lao people. In 2013, the British Embassy launched a periodic visa application service in Vientiane – operated 4 times per year. The service has proved popular with residents of Laos as the UK gains in popularity as a […]

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Hotel Swimming Pools in Vientiane

Hotel Swimming Pools in Vientiane

5 by / on 12/05/2014, 12:00 am / in Lifestyle, Sports, Travel

(Updated May 2014) Let’s face it, the weather is always hot in Laos. That means you pretty much always feel like going for a swim, don’t you? But sometimes a public pool just doesn’t cut it. Public pools are not always well maintained and can carry a wealth of bacteria and infectious diseases.  Pool operators need to constantly monitor chlorine […]

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Express Bus Lane Trials in Vientiane

Express Bus Lane Trials in Vientiane

0 by / on 14/06/2013, 12:03 pm / in Lifestyle, Travel

Trials of a new Rapid Transit Bus (BRT) service will begin next week running from KM3 on Thadeua Rd to the Friendship Bridge in a bid to reduce the traffic congestion of Vientiane Capital. “We will begin testing the service on June 17-21 from 7: 00 am to 8: 30 pm, to assess the future expansion of the road and to […]

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Laos named World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013

Laos named World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013

0 by / on 10/05/2013, 11:08 am / in Lifestyle, Travel

There was a great sense of pride across the country after the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) presented Laos with the council’s award for ‘World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2013′ in Vientiane yesterday. The award demonstrates the great achievements Laos has made in terms of tourism development and all it has to offer in terms of its rich […]

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Weekend Escape to Kong Lor

Weekend Escape to Kong Lor

0 by / on 07/04/2013, 6:24 pm / in Lifestyle, Travel

It’s important to get out of Vientiane every once in a while, as comfortable as Vientiane is, I feel one does need to get out into the fresh air and really see what Laos is all about – the outdoors. Luckily for us urban dwellers, we don’t need to go too far, just 5 hours south, to Kong Lor Caves.  […]

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The Luxurious Aman Resorts

The Luxurious Aman Resorts

0 by / on 04/03/2013, 11:31 am / in Lifestyle, Travel

An Unmissable Offer For Residents and Expats Living in Laos My line of work has been pretty kind to me; I’ve stayed in many hotels, from private houseboats, to opulent Indian palaces, Maldivian islands to wilderness camps in east Africa. But to me, there is nothing, and I mean nothing like an Aman. Aman Resorts lay claim to some of […]

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Lao Central Airlines to Fly to Khonkaen

Lao Central Airlines to Fly to Khonkaen

0 by / on 18/12/2012, 10:20 am / in Lifestyle, Luang Prabang, Travel

A direct flight between Luang Prabang province and Khon Kaen province in Thailand was officially launched on Friday by Laos’ first privately-owned airline, Lao Central Airlines Public Company (LCA).The flight aims to boost tourism between the two provinces as well as in the northern provinces of Laos and the north-eastern provinces of Thailand. “The service will benefit both countries,” Phongsavanh Group Chairman, […]

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Visit Laos Year 2012 Works

Visit Laos Year 2012 Works

0 by / on 18/10/2012, 9:06 am / in Lifestyle, Travel

At the halfway point of the Visit Laos Year 2012, international arrivals grew by 16.91%, (January to June) tallying 1,736,655 visits, the Tourism Development Department announced earlier this week. The government targets 3.4 million tourist arrivals this year and hopes to earn US$452 million in tourism related revenue. ASEAN remains the largest source of arrivals at 1,597,092 (+17.98%), but the […]

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Laos and Indonesia Reach Air Transport Deal

Laos and Indonesia Reach Air Transport Deal

1 by / on 09/10/2012, 3:33 pm / in Lifestyle, Travel

Laos and Indonesia expect to kick off direct flights between Vientiane and Jakarta at the end of next year, aiming to boost tourism and economic cooperation. The two governments reached an agreement on bilateral aviation cooperation last week, giving the green light for airlines of the two nations to launch direct flights between their capital cities.“The agreement will create many […]

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Thailand Reluctant to Join Mekong Region Single Visa Scheme

Thailand Reluctant to Join Mekong Region Single Visa Scheme

0 by / on 02/10/2012, 9:08 am / in Thailand, Travel

Thailand has to revise its strategy concerning a regional single visa scheme, or it could lose millions of tourists to neighbouring countries, which are kicking off the “CLMV Single Visa” next year without the Kingdom’s participation. Five countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar – agreed in 2005 to relax immigration procedures to attract more non-Asean visitors to the […]

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