Folk dance performances with Laos characteristics at the opening ceremony (Photo by Sun Guangyong)
The opening ceremony of “Visit Laos Year 2018” was held in Vientiane,the capital of Laos on October 28. The Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith and others attended the ceremony.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara said that the government of Laos will develop tourism to boost economy. Corresponding measures will be taken to attract tourists, such as roll-out of cultural activities with local characteristics and promotion of tourist spots to international and domestic media and companies.
Lao tourism sector has constantly grown over the past years. It seeks to attract at least 5 million tourists and generate revenue of about 900 million US dollars in 2018.
Laos will enhance its tourism infrastructure and services to provide more convenience in visa application and custom clearance for tourists.