Laos

As a relatively new player in the regional MICE sector, with smaller scale hotels and convention facilities compared to its neighbours, Laos can offer a more personalised service. Due to its strategic location bordering five nations, it has the capacity to be a standalone MICE destination, or a multi-country option. The development of the country’s tourism sector has driven the hospitality and travel sector, with more overland entry points. A strong selling point is the country’s diverse culture. Laos boasts two magnificent World Heritage destinations in Luang Prabang and the Wat Phou temples in Champasak Province, abundant French colonial architecture and it is home to over 50 ethnic groups. Add stunning scenery, opportunities provided by the mighty Mekong and spiritual enclaves and the options for MICE events are immense.

Landlocked between its South-east Asian neighbours, laid-back Laos tends to captivate you immediately when you arrive in the country with its infectious relaxed atmosphere and the warm hospitality experienced wherever you travel – giving the country its unique charm.

These attributes of the country, plus its myriad attractions, have seen Laos slowly but surely gaining popularity among visitors seeking experiences in a relatively untouched land where activities are centred around its deeply-rooted belief in Theravada Buddhism or its pristine nature. The Mekong, meandering through the country, plays an important role as it not only provides fishing grounds for the Laotian people but is also the setting for adventurous boat trips and cruises.

The former royal capital of Luang Prabang, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has helped put Laos on the tourism map. A ‘boutique’ destination, this charming town is a popular destination for visitors drawn by its history, ancient artefacts, religious offerings and local food. If you are looking for a different destination then our Laos DMC can support you to create the perfect meeting or incentive. 

DMC Profile

Founded by Luzi Matzig, today’s Chairman and co-founded by Asian Trails’ CEO, Laurent Kuenzle, Asian Trails commenced its operations on 9 September 1999, a prestigious date according to the Buddhist calendar. From our humble beginnings, the vision of blazing new paths in travel has been one of the main cornerstones in our daily operations. 

Asian Trails management is headed up by Mr Luzi Matzig, Mr Laurent Kuenzle, CEO, and Mr Marcel Grifoll, CFO. 

Over the years, Asian Trails successfully maintained a business formula that can respond to the needs of our clientele using the best of local creative talent under the guidance of passionate, hands-on directors and managers. We believe that our entrepreneurial personnel are the heart of this tremendous success, the DNA of Asian Trails, since its inception.

With over 30 own-operated and managed sub branches in Asia’s main travel hubs, Asian Trails’ ever-expanding network guarantees a continuous level of customer service, wherever you are!

With our solid reputation for delivering exceeding expectations service levels in the ever-changing world of requirements, Asian Trails’ regional presence has been an advantage for handling complex proposals with a single point of contact. This success formula has fanned out to increasing demand for discerned program ideas, from the culinary to the cultural, outside the perfect execution of groups in one of its stand-alone, own-operated destinations.

For meetings and incentives, there is simply no better contact; our services include incentive travel products and a range of ideas including anything from the culinary to the cultural, and seamlessly intertwine this with the country’s values and beauty with (y)our customers’ wishes. 

To date, we have managed a client list that includes respected corporations from around the world. We pride ourselves on adding creative touches to our event management services that offer inspiration and long-term benefits to our customers.

Memberships & Awards

Asian Trails is a fully-fledged member of PATA and proud Travelife Partner. In Thailand, Asian Trails is an IATA-licensed ticketing agency.

 

TTG TRAVEL AWARDS

The TTG Travel Awards recognizes the best of Asia Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. Organized by one of the leading travel publications in East and South East Asia, the winners of this prestigious award have gained the trust and confidence from the travel industry in setting an example in exceeding expectations. Asian Trails is extremely proud to have won numerous awards in various categories throughout its existence.

Best Travel Agency – Thailand 2002 | 2006 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2018

Best Travel Agency – Indo China 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2017

 

LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE

The Luxury Travel Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The team of experts behind the Luxury Travel Guide Awards have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best destination management companies, hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies. Being selected as one of the finest in the region is an achievement we truly cherish.

Best Service Standards – Thailand 2016 | 2017

 

TRAVEL WEEKLY AWARDS

One of the most trusted names in the regional travel industry, the Travel Weekly Awards winners are chosen by its readers. Cited as ‘The Travel Industry’s Trusted Voice’, the readers of the Travel Weekly are recognized names in the world of tourism and travel, alongside those wanting to stay abreast of the latest business-2-business developments in our thriving industry. From research to news that enriches, Asian Trails now is gazetted in their list of award recipients.

Best Travel Agency – Thailand 2007 | 2008

 

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Internationally seen as the Oscars of the tourism, aviation and hospitality industry, the annual World Travel Awards set the benchmark to which quality, creativity and service standards are measured on a global scale. Receiving a World Travel Awards through an industry-only voting system acknowledges that brands are peaking at their performance and are seen on an international level as market leaders in their respective field or destination.

Best DMC – Laos 2019

Best DMC – Myanmar 2019

Get In Touch

4th Floor, Premier Building,
P.O. Box 5422 Sethathirath Road
Phiavat Village, Sisattanak District,
Vientiane Laos P.D.R.


Phone: +856 (0) 21 263 936
Email: sales@pearlr.co.uk

www.asiantrails.travel/mice/laos