IHG Enters Laos With Crowne Plaza Vientiane

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the new Crowne Plaza Vientiane in Laos, marking its entry into the Southeast Asian country.   Nestled in the heart of the Laotian capital along Samsenthai Road, the 197-room hotel is a short 10-minute drive from Wattay International Airport and a convenient base from where to conduct business or … Continue reading

Silkair Outlines Return To Laos In October 2016

Singapore-based regional airline Silkair has revealed plans to launch service to Laos in October 2016, with a triangular flight between the city-state, Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The Singapore Airlines subsidiary returns to Laos after a hiatus of 18 years, when it ended flights to Vientiane.   Subject to approvals, Silkair will fly 3 times weekly … Continue reading

Pandaw To Introduce New Mekong Cruiser

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced its planned introduction of a second Mekong river cruiser. In response to growing demand, the Yunnan Pandaw will launch in September 2016 to sail the upper Mekong River between Vientiane and Jinghong.   Sister ship to the Laos Pandaw currently plying the route, she is being constructed in Thailand to the … Continue reading

New Asian Rail Journeys From Orient – Express

Luxury travel group Orient-Express has announced it will be launching a new series of 3- and 6-night Southeast Asian rail voyages onboard its Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train in November 2010. Entitled the “Chronicles of Southeast Asia”, the 4 unique itineraries are designed to let guests immerse themselves in the region’s unique panoramas and … Continue reading

Best Western Expands Southeast Asian Footprint

Best Western International has opened the Best Western Vientiane Hotel, its first property in Laos. Located on Francois Ngin Road next to the Mekong River, the hotel is close to the city’s business district, attractions and is 4 kilometers from Wattay International Airport.   The hotel offers 44 guestrooms (including a suite) with river or … Continue reading