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Laos: New IT Service for Tourists Officially Launched
Source: kplnet.net
Source Date: Monday, July 05, 2010
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Created: Jul 12, 2010

The AIS Advanced IT Solutions Asia or (AIS Asia) Company officially opened new IT service for attracting more tourists to Laos.

The opening ceremony was held in Vientiane last Friday, drawing the government officials and around 200 business people from Laos and the region. Vice-President of the Lao National Tourism Administration, Mr. Soukkaseum Boddhisane, and entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia were also present at the ceremony.

The AIS Asia is a joint venture company between Lao and Thai businessmen, which is the first company that services installing and distributing computer hardware and software for hotels, airlines, tourism and e-payment through the Internet in Laos. With the new service, tourists will be able book and search hotel rooms and flight through the internet called Extensible Markup Language (XML).
The Lao shareholder of AIS Asia Company Mr. Onechanh Boualivanh, said that currently the IT sector was growing rapidly in Laos and bringing new service to the country will be a good interest for Laos on the national socio-economic development in the future.

Mr. Onechanh also said that our business will help create more new jobs to Lao students and people.

The Thai shareholder of the company, Mr. Chartchai Pothong said that the XML system was not only widely used in Asia, but also in Europe.

He continued that presently, there are just two companies in Laos that are already operating on the system such as Lao Airlines and Visiting Asia and two hotels in Luang Prabang province. There are around 10 companies used this system in Thailand and only one company using it in Vietnam, one in Cambodia and three companies in Hong Kong.
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