Laos operators consider developing travel sites to improve provincial tourism

Some projects look into stimulating tourism while promoting environmental protection and rural development 

Activities that will be provided on Phu Bia Mountain are along the lines of rock climbing, hiking, camping, and homestays. Source: KaiyanHER/Shutterstock

According to Laotian Times, Xaysomboun province received over 10,000 tourists in the first nine months of 2020, leading authorities to enable operators to study possibilities for developing tourist sites in the province.  

The visitors brought in USD159,195 in revenue to the province. The visitors included 9,759 domestic visitors and 427 international visitors, despite restrictions implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Authorities in Xaysomboun have given the green light to multiple operators to study prospects for developing tourist sites in the province.  

Khamphay Sana Group aims to develop a project that will stimulate tourism in the region, while promoting environmental conservation and rural development. Activities that will be provided on Phu Bia Mountain are along the lines of rock climbing, hiking, camping, and homestays.  

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In studying the feasibility of biodiversity tourism sites, Inthira Group is collaborating with the provincial departments of information, culture, and tourism, as well as the provincial department of agriculture and forestry.  

Long Cheng Development Co., Ltd, is undertaking a technical-economic feasibility study, while Vieng Avone Agriculture Development recently finished a preliminary feasibility study on 3,000 hectares of land.  

As of now, Xaysomboun Province has two hotels, 54 guesthouses, 70 restaurants, and 48 entertainment venues. 

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