This white paper will focus upon ways in which the government can develop the ecotourism market. Ecotourism involves “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education. As a relatively large share of Laos income comes from international tourists, 768 000 000 USD in 2017. It is possible to assume that nature and culture has a big impact on international tourists, which could generate even more revenue if efforts are made.  ECCIL, therefore, gives the suggestion to focus on ecotourism.

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