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6 Feb, 2014

Tourist arrivals in Laos exceed forecast targets

Foreign tourist arrivals to Laos in 2013 reached 3,779,490 visitors for the year, exceeding the official target of more than 3.4 million, statistics showed.

The 2013 arrivals also surpassed targets forecast for 2015 of around 3,750,000 visitors, according to statistics from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

The 2013 figures represented a big increase compared to 2012 when Laos welcomed more than 3.3 million visitors who generated US$513.5 million for the economy.

Tourists from other Asean member countries have continued to make up the largest numbers of foreign visitors arriving in Laos compared to other regions – the numbers have increased constantly.

Read the rest: Vientiane Times.