Hospitality Training and Sustainable Tourism

A new hospitality-training center in Mae Sot provides career opportunities for Karen youth besides being a great destination for sustainable tourism.

Border Crossing Bonus for Lao Holidays

October 1, 2015 by | Filed Under: Laos, Regional News, Travel

Landlocked Laos is like the center of a five-pointed star. After a Lao holiday, whether in the north, center or south, the star points travelers to any of five bordering countries.

Ancient Lanna Language Class in Chiang Rai

September 15, 2014 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Travel

A visit to Wat Kiuphraow (Kiuprao) and Prathat Sri Song Wiang made my day. They are located next to each other on a quiet back road in Chiang Rai province. Few people travel on this road. I interrupted a Lanna language class. A monk was teaching a group of people the old Lanna alphabet. This […]

Hotel Promotions in the Upcoming Green Season

March 28, 2013 by | Filed Under: News, Regional News

Pay 2 Stay 3, lots of add-ons, and the best rooms for the most competitive rates. We made a selection of great hotel deals for the upcoming low season. Thailand: Stay in a Four Seasons Tented Camp Khiri Travel Thailand reports that there are great discounts on 3-nights tented stays, for the period 11 April […]

Cross-Border Travel the Key to Chiang Rai’s Tourism Future

June 11, 2012 by | Filed Under: CEO Blog, Regional News, Responsible Tourism

As the Mekong Tourism Forum opens in Chiang Rai, why is tourism in the attractive northern Thailand gateway to Myanmar and Laos still languishing? Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand, has issues. It is at the geographic centre of the Greater Mekong region. But despite its physical beauty and advantageous location adjacent to Myanmar, […]