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Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (LANITH)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic may be landlocked, but all doors are open for tourism. However, three quarters of population still works in subsistence agriculture, so education in tourism is fundamental. A need catered for by the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (LANITH). Set up in 2008, it has two arms: A diploma in Tourism for undergraduates and The Passport to Success for industry professionals. Supported by Luxembourg Development’s (LuxDev), which offers bursaries and funding, it is Laos’ biggest industry training program with over a thousand people studying customer services, food and beverage operations, management and communications. If only every Passport Control was as successful. LANITH makes it look easy.

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