Tourists at Tad Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang Province
(KPL) The period between January and September 2016 witnessed more than 3.14 million foreign visitors to Laos, a decrease of about 10 per cent when compared to the same period in the previous year, according to the latest statistics.
Visitors from ASEAN countries decreased by about 14% from 2.66 million in the first nine months of 2015 to 2.27 million over the same period last year. Meanwhile, visitors from non-ASEAN countries slightly increased about 4 per cent from 592,000 in 2015 to 616,700 last year.
Visitors from Thailand, which comprise the largest proportion of foreign visitors to Laos, decreased about 12% from 1.67 million in 2015 to 1.46 million last year.