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King of Thailand’s Funeral Ceremony: Advice for Tourists Oct 2017

Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists

Fair Trek’s FATeam improving communities in Laos

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Recently, Fair Trek teamed up with Peter Richards, an expert on Community Based Tourism, to help realize the need for local communities to have a larger voice and active role in the very projects they benefit from. Thereafter Fair Trek formed the Fair Trek Ambassador Team (FATeam) with tour guides in order to help bridge

Lifetime Achievement Award to Tony and Maureen Wheeler – Lonely Planet

Laos 100 Waterfall Tony Wheeler

Just a few years ago, the Director of Tiger Trail, Mr. Markus N. has been traveling with Tony Wheeler, who now has received one of the highest honors to be found in the world of tourism. As Markus & Tony traveled to Nong Khiaw those days, they sat on the kayak for hours talking about

ITB Berlin knowledge-sharing session – Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism

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A knowledge-sharing session open to all ITB Berlin delegates will investigate the human capital development (HCD) challenges facing the travel & tourism industry through the lens of some of the success stories being written in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism FEBRUARY 16, 2017, BANGKOK, THAILAND: For

Riding Dapper for a Cause

The first Luang Prabang Gentleman’s Ride – Riding motorbikes in Laos for a good cause – Written by Juliana Guttierrez The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a worldwide event held annually to campaign and raise money for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer research and suicide prevention.   This year was the first time that

MOTOLAO CEO – Chief Exploring Officer a job on and offroad

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  Life as a Motorcycle Tour Manager Chief Exploring Officer in Luang Prabang (CEO)   Over the past years, Chris Corbett has covered 100,000km of Laos on motorbike. With a vast knowledge of Lao trails and experience under his belt, here at MOTOLAO, we’ve given Chris the title of Chief Exploring Officer, or for short,

Seeds of Culture – From Living Plants to Handicrafts at TAEC Luang Prabang

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center Luang Prabang, TAEC, announces internationally curated exhibition   “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” The Luang Prabang based Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) has opened a new exhibit entitled, “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts”. This exhibit features the Job’s tears (Coix) plant, indigenous to

The Tiger Trail Laos Team – Adventure Travel in Luang Prabang

– Tiger Trail Travel – a team that builds outdoor adventures in Laos. One of the perks of working at Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang, Laos is the awesome people that you get to work with.    I had the honor of working with the wonderful staff who really run the show at Tiger Trail.

Luang Prabang Documentary about Lao Ramayana Dance

Ramayana Dance Documentary Luang Prabang Laos

Phralak Phralam, Luang Prabang Documentary about Lao Ramayana Dance, published on the Cultural Media Library     A film by Houmphanph Phahongchanh Aynoi is a middle-aged dancer, artist, and teacher in the Phralak Phralam tradition in Luang Prabang, Laos, who is devoted to teaching the younger generation of artists and dancers in the traditional way:

Best Baci Ever!

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Laos Baci Ceremony, a Lao cultural encounter from the heart of the Lao people. Spending four nights in a very remote village in Laos is in many ways challenging, but even more rewarding. My colleague and I joined one of the World Volunteer groups in the village Ban Nongkhuay, in order to help them with

Laos presents country on ITB Asia

LAOS on ITB ASIA

Laos showcases the strengths of its tourism potential at ITB Asia in Singapore.   In a private and public effort, Laos successfully showcased the strengths of its tourism potential at this year’s ITB Asia in Singapore.   The yearly trade show for the Asian travel market took place from October 21-23 in the Sands Expo

MOTOLAO | Hardus & MOTOLAO.fr

MOTOLAO is proud to welcome Mr. Hardus as their new manger. Hailing from South Africa, Hardus has enough motorcycling under his belt to take on the wild frontiers of Laos. They have also recently launched MOTOLAO.fr for customers looking to book in France or access MOTOLAO via the French language. Please contact Mr. Damien, their

Luang Prabang Welcomes New Hospital

A New Pediatric Hospital Opens up in Luang Prabang Khou is an eight year-old girl from the village of Nong Khuay, a Khmu community two hours away from Luang Prabang. Ostensibly like other kids her age, she actually suffers frequent seizures and shows signs of a development disability. Because access to quality healthcare in Nong

Muang La Resort Tour

Muang La Resort Laos

    Exploring northern Laos and the Muang La Resort   This exceptional resort is in the heart of northern Laos where roads from Vietnam and China lead through unspoiled countryside. The MUANG LA RESORT is situated on the edge of a small traditional village with just about 100 inhabitants. Surrounded by dense forests and on the banks

Hmong New Year | A Celebration of Colors

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Hmong women in Phonsavan | Photograph by Cyril Eberle This is a remarkable story about the third largest ethnic group in Laos — the Hmong people — celebrating their biggest festival of the year. This colorful event showcases the fascinating culture and history of this group of people expressing their unique identity. Phonsavan market and

Racing legend Heidi Hetzer welcomed in Vientiane

The Embassy of Germany to Laos and the Lao-German Technical School gave a warm welcome to racing legend Mrs. Heidi Hetzer as she arrived in the capital of Laos on a world tour in her 1930’s Hudson Greater Eight. Mrs. Heidi Hetzer is a passionate about car racing ever since she started her apprenticeship as

Biking Laos | Noah in Luang Prabang

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On any given day at the Tiger Trail bike shop, Noah and his Lao team members will be outside fixing up the new fleet of bicycles. These bikes will then be quickly sent off with riders touring in and around Luang Prabang. If possible, make an effort to book a tour with Tiger Trail and take the

Exquisite dining at ‘Kitchen by the Mekong’

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As much as I love to find cheap food stalls and search for local spots to eat during my stay in Luang Prabang, I cannot help but enjoy the occasional splurge. Prepared by a new chef with an incredibly attentive staff, this five-course meal at “Kitchen by the Mekong” was a luxurious experience all to itself. Held at Victoria Xiengthong Palace, which is

Silk Dyeing 101 at Ock Pop Tok

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This past weekend I took a silk dyeing class at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre. The day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, and the skies were the brightest blue. As I walked into their cafe to wait until the class began, I was handed a complementary fruit tea. I was told that it was some snake