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Laotian tourists are flocking to Thailand

Crowds of eager Laotian tourists are flocking to Thailand now that Thailand and Laos have eased travel restrictions this month. Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said yesterday that the checkpoint in Nong Khai, which borders Laos in Northeastern Thailand, is now the fourth most popular entry point into Thailand. The top 3 most popular entry points are Suvarnabhumi and Phuket airports, and the crossing in Sadao, in southern Songkhla, which borders Malaysia.

Laotian tourists are largely arriving in the Kingdom for shopping and travel, especially in the north-eastern Nong Khai province. Thailand and Laos have been working to repair economic activities along the border, and checkpoints have also been reopened to promote tourism and trade in these spots: the fourth Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge in Chiang Khong district of Chiang Rai, the third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge as…

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