- LuxDev's Regional office
- Vocational Training & Access to Employment
- Partner execution agency
- Lao National Tourism Administration (LNTA)
- PIC 2
- 2007 - 2010
- Implementation period
- 21 February 2008 - 30 June 2016
- Total duration
- 100 months
- Total budget
- 8,617,000 EUR
- Contribution breakdown
- Luxembourg Government
- Local contribution
LAO/020 project (www.lanith.com) aims to contribute to economic development and poverty reduction in Laos, through the development of the hospitality and tourism sector. The project focuses particularly on capacity building in order to improve the quality of service in the sector.
The first activity focuses on the strategy and the institutionalization of training in the hospitality and tourism sector in Laos from the point of view of conceptualizing and implementing human resources development.
The project also concentrates on training content for skills in the areas of food and beverage, restaurant management, front desk, housekeeping, tour guides and travel agents.
In addition, the project works on training of trainers to further build teaching capacities.
Finally, the project and its partners will build and operate a Hospitality and Tourism school. This involves not only the construction of the school but also its complete equipment with kitchens and training facilities (computers, resources, library). While construction is underway in Vientiane, the Luang Prabang facility (The Balcony) is already operational.
Existing and future stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality sector are the main beneficiaries of this project and will become important contributors to a growing sector with growing revenues in Laos.
Laos : LANITH Passport to Success
“Passport to Success” is an innovative training product developed by Lanith, the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, to upscale the existing workforce in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Laos.
So far there are 1500 Passport holders and more than 3000 statements of attainment have been awarded, i.e. over 3000 modules have been passed with success.
Peter Semone, Chief Technical Advisor at Lanith, explains how Passport to Success works.