by Dr Ingrid Suter, Asian Captive Elephant Standards, 19 Feb 2023 Elephant-based tourism is nothing new. The older backpackers among us will remember the streetwalking elephants of Bangkok, a common sight in the 1990s and early 2000s. Even then it felt uncomfortable, seeing this majestic animal amidst the backdrop of tuktuks, taxis and tarmac. The
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Written by Amrita Paul The Xayaboury Elephant Festival is immensely popular with locals but has caused concern among international tourists who worry about the treatment of elephants. A major event held in the northwestern province each year, the Xayaboury Elephant Festival attracts thousands of people who gather to see the spectacle of captive elephants
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With vaccination rates much higher in populations around the world, advances in medical technology, and faster testing systems, the public health system in Laos is no longer being overrun.“This has meant that the world is now able to better cope with Covid-19, which has transitioned from a pandemic to endemic disease, or a seasonal disease
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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.
Category: Culture, Food, Hotels, Nature, People, Projects
Tags: Activities, Community, Fair Trek, Laos, Luang Prabang, North Laos, Project, responsible travel, Tiger Trail, Tour
As part of Tiger Trails’ responsible travel and community initiative ‘Fairtrek’, we are expanding fundraising programs and efforts to assist rural communities on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.
The elephant population in Laos continues to dwindle, but places like the Mekong Elephant Park are taking positive steps to improve the odds.
The free exhibition at Friends Gallery in Luang Prabang on February 14th from 5pm – 7pm where the selections will be revealed.
Category: People, Projects
Tags: Children, Community, community initiative, Fair Trek, Laos, Luang Prabang, Project, responsible travel, Tiger Trail, Travel
Fair Trek has had a relationship with Houy Fay village since the branch’s beginnings. It is one of the villages that Tiger Trail tours go often and because of this, Fair Trek decided to start working together to make sure tourism was used as a positive force and all the parties involved benefited. So after
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The village of Houy Peng has 48 Khamu families, around 233 people. It is approximately an hour away from Luang Prabang. Fair Trek teamed up with the villagers and several groups of student volunteers to rebuild this village’s community meeting house. Because of growth in the population of the village, the existing meeting house was
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