of the Lao PDR’s major tourism destinations in August 2019 and May 2020. Results indicate that in May 2020 about half of the surveyed enterprises were temporarily closed. About 70% of the surveyed enterprises had reduced employees, with employee numbers falling by 38%. The negative impact was larger among enterprises that target international guests than among those that primarily serve domestic guests. Promotion of domestic tourism could be a key part of the Lao PDR’s COVID-19 recovery plan.