Number of international tourist arrivals reached 3.26 mil in 2017 in Laos, according to Eurostat. This is 1.75 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Laos reached an all time high of 3.54 mil in 2015 and an all time low of 0.060 mil in 1995. When compared to Laos's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Cambodia amounted to 5.60 mil, 60.7 mil in China, 35.6 mil in Thailand and 12.9 mil in Vietnam in 2017.
Laos has been ranked 71st within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.