Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
Laos opened its borders to international tourists on 9 May. Laos has been closed since March 2020 when the pandemic hit. With massive inflation over 2021-2022, Laos is suffering. Laos is looking forward to welcoming tourists and the support their spending brings to the local economy. Inflation in Laos increased to 9.9 percent year-on-year in
With travel opening up again and the expectation that from July 2022 tourists can enter with ease, have you wondered how you can travel more responsibly? Tourism can benefit local people and places, leading to much richer experiences for us travellers; but we all have a part to play. As well as benefitting communities, we
This article was published last year by Garland Magazine and we wished to share the art of floral offerings in Laos with you. Linda McIntosh and Tiao Nith describe the floral offerings that are traditionally offered in Lao temples, which are changing now that they depend more on items purchased from markets. The floral offerings
In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
In anticipation of increasing numbers of tourists in 2022, today guides from Tiger Trail Travel are completing their Lao Safe COVID-19 training. Under the current COVID guidelines governing international tourism to Laos, tour guides and drivers constitute one of the major points of contact for tourists and great hygiene standards at all times is a
If you are lucky enough to have made it to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos (travel is now possible again after a 2-year border closure) make sure you discover all the treasures of this UNESCO heritage town and unlock secrets and fascinating history with the help of a local guide. Here is a one-day itinerary.
A trip to Laos is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track in Southeast Asia. With thousands of years of history and dozens of colorful cities to explore, Laos is sure to capture the heart of any traveller. If you are planning a trip to this country, currently you need to organize it
As Travel.com reports, Laos is one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations to visit in 2022. The lovely landlocked Laos is, more often than not, overlooked by Southeast Asia vacation hunters in favor of tropical beach destinations like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. But this alluring Southeast Asian republic can rival the rest of the
Muang Khua is a quaint town used for transit between Muang Khua and Dien Bien Phu and Muang Ngoi by boat over the Nam Ou river.
The place to go for ethnic tribes and culture, particularly the Khmu. Often overlooked there are some hidden gems to see if you are passing through.
Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos COVID-19 Update – March 2021 Let us all remember:“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” For now, all self-sustainability activities at our project are closed. We have no income to feed 46 people at Kajsiab
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, Tiger Trial employed over 25 full-time guides. The only company in Laos to employ guides permanently all year round. Unfortunately, when Lao borders were closed in March 2020, many of these employees retreated to their home villages to return to subsistence farming providing for their families. The tourism industry
Tiger Trail Travel steps up to become the latest company qualified for ChildSafe Certification. Read here about the importance of ChildSafe.
Jungle Jar will provide communities with income to help develop village infrastructure and provide money to the participating families to send a child to school or higher education.
The Solidarity Food Canteen was started in 2020 during COVID-19. They serve 120 free meals every weekday.
A team of Lao (and one expat) ventured to a village 3 hours from Luang Prabang, by motorbike, to donate roof iron and clothes for a remote country-side village just in time for the cold season.
LPB Collective aims to bring together Luang Prabang businesses with the general public living in Laos to promote domestic tourism and local business.
Source: Vientiane Times Boun Hor Khaopadapdin is an annual festival during which the people of Laos “feed” spirits with home-made parcels of food, reflecting their love, respect and gratitude for their deceased ancestors and guardians. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the ninth month in the Lao lunar calendar. It is a
FairTrek’s latest program, Mushrooms for the Masses, brings sustainable agriculture to rural Lao villages. Mushrooms contribute nutrition & wealth building in a sustainable way.