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Everything you need to make the right decisions

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Travel and Tourism - Laos market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Covered in this report

  • What is the current state of play for travel and tourism in Laos?
  • Who travels to and within Laos, how long do they stay and how much do they spend?
  • What factors are likely to influence growth in inbound and domestic tourism?
  • To what extent is tourism development being driven by the rise in Chinese arrivals?
  • How can Laos position itself to compete with its larger Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) neighbours as the battle to attract tourists from across Asia intensifies?
  • How is investment from China and other major Asian economic players likely to support tourism expansion in Laos?

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Jessica Kelly, a leading analyst in the Tourism sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Geographically positioned at the crossroads of ancient civilisations, Laos combines rich indigenous cultures with culinary, religious and historic influences from across Asia, but is confronting diverse tourism development challenges as the competition intensifies among South East Asian nations to attract more visitors from home and abroad. Jessica Kelly
Senior Tourism Analyst


What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic): Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
              • Greater Mekong Subregion
              • Attractions

                  • Upper North
                    • Lower North
                      • Central
                        • South
                          • UNESCO World Heritage
                          • Tourism and the Economy

                              • Figure 1: Laos population compared to its ASEAN neighbours, 2015-25
                              • Figure 2: Laos international tourism receipts, 2007-18
                          • Arrivals

                            • International
                              • Figure 3: Laos international visitor arrivals, 2007-25
                              • Figure 4: Laos inbound arrivals compared to ASEAN neighbours, 2016-17
                              • Figure 5: Laos top 10 inbound source markets, 2017
                              • Figure 6: Visitors to Laos by region, 2012-17
                            • The China Factor
                              • Figure 7: Visitors to Laos from China, 2012-19
                            • The Pan-Asia Railway
                              • Domestic
                              • Market Characteristics

                                • International
                                  • Purpose of visit
                                    • Figure 8: Purpose of visit for international visitors to Laos, 2014-17
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Figure 9: International vs regional visitors to Laos month by month, 2017
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Figure 10: Average length of stay for international vs regional visitors to Laos, 2010-17
                                  • Domestic
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Figure 11: Top 10 destinations for domestic tourists in Laos, 2016-17
                                    • Seasonality
                                      • Length of stay
                                      • Transport

                                        • Air
                                          • Figure 12: Visitor arrivals at Laos’s international airports, 2013-17
                                        • Road
                                          • Rail
                                            • Sea
                                            • Accommodation

                                                  • Figure 13: Total hotels & guestrooms in Laos, 2011-17
                                              • Tourism News

                                                • What Next?

                                                  About the report

                                                  This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                  • The Consumer

                                                    What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                  • The Competitors

                                                    Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                  • The Market

                                                    Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                  • The Innovations

                                                    New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                  • The Opportunities

                                                    Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                  • The Trends

                                                    What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                  Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.