Visitor arrivals to Laos up 8% in 2018, arrivals from China up 26%

    Laos Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism reported (02-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to Laos in 2018. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 4.2 million, +8.2% year-on-year;
      • Thailand: 1.9 million, +7%;
      • Vietnam: 867,585, -3%;
      • China: 805,833, +26%;
      • South Korea: 174,405, +2%;
      • US: 49,178, +27%;
    • Tourism expenditure: USD811.0 million.