More Attention To Be Paid To Attracting Foreign Visitors, Says Minister

(KPL) Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will attach more attention to attracting foreign visitors during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

The statement was made by Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara at the annual meeting of the ministry in Vientiane on Feb 12, 2019.

A report read by Minister Bosengkham highlighted achievements made by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism over the past 12 months.

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China launched late last month Visit Laos-China Year 2019 in Vientiane Capital.

The government has an ambitious plan to attract to the Lao PDR more than one million Chinese visitors, and about 4.5 million visitors from all parts of the world this year.

Last year recorded over 4.1 million foreign visitors, an 8.2 % increase compared to 2017. The number included over 800,000 visitors from China, an increase of 26 %, according to Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Source: Lao News Agency