The (New LaoSafe) Adventure Awaits You in Laos! With more countries opening up to welcome visitors and travelers, the countries are making changes and improvements to ensure a safe and better hygiene standards for all. LaoSafe has launched a new video showcasing the wonders, natural beauty, history, heritage and culture of Laos as the country works on their post COVID-19 tourism revival. LaoSafe is helping Laos to reopen up tourism and travel in Laos.

This video explores several of Laos’ most popular tourist hotspots and destinations, it also highlights the benefits of the LaoSafe certification to business, leisure, and adventure travelers alike. The restaurants, hotels, indoor and outdoor activities are all featured in the video, alongside the expertise of LaoSafe-certified tourism professionals.

LaoSafe is implemented by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, and approved by the Ministry of Health. This is a nationwide initiative designed to create a world-class health and hygiene system within the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. There are sector-specific standards being developed for accommodation, food and beverage, tour guides, and drivers, to raise the benchmark of hygiene provision throughout the country, building international confidence in Laos as a safe tourist destination.

To further this goal, LaoSafe has launched a English-language destination video titled, “The Adventure of a Lifetime is Waiting For You in Laos!“, highlighting the range of tourist experiences in Laos while focusing on the skills, knowledge, and contemporary hygiene practices of the tour guides, drivers, and service professionals who deliver them.

Travelers watching this video, would be be able to view Laos’ stunning sceneries and cultural heritage, the video follows a couple as they journey through some of the most popular attractions of Laos. Follow them on a morning workout in a luxury 5-star gym, immersing into the peace and tranquility of a visit to the Buddhist temples, having a fun outdoors adventure of zip lining and kayaking through karst rock formations, and finally, relaxing with a cup of freshly brewed Lao coffee in nature.

At each stage of this trip, the couple is greeted and guided by certified staff following LaoSafe protocols, including face masks and hand sanitiser, practicing cleaning techniques, wearing personal protective equipment, and encouraging visitors to undergo temperature checks.

“You’re Safe Here”, the words that travelers see at the end of the video, is the motto that underscores the overriding goal of the LaoSafe initiative.

“The LaoSafe certification program has been instrumental in restoring confidence in the Lao tourism sector among visitors. This video allows the sector to build awareness and increase certification efforts beyond Vientiane Capital and Luang Prabang,” said Mme Darany Phommavongsa, Director General of the Tourism Management Department, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Regarding the launch of the video, Mme Darany Phommavongsa said, “This destination video is an important contribution to ensuring visitors are aware not only of the safety measures and guidelines in place by the LaoSafe program, but also serves to showcase the beautiful tourism sites that Laos has to offer.”

“We will continue to build on the momentum of the LaoSafe initiative to ensure that Laos remains a safe and clean country that is attractive for both foreign and domestic visitors in line with the government’s green growth and sustainable development goals,” she added.

The LaoSafe program is supported by the Skills for Tourism Project (LAO/029), which is co-financed by the governments of the Lao PDR, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Switzerland, and implemented by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Lao PDR and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.

With LaoSafe, travelers can travel safe in Laos! For more information on LaoSafe, please visit https://laosafe.gov.la/.

* Information and pictures courtesy of LaoSafe and Media Outreach *

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