Tourism in the Mekong

Thailand June 13, 2012 00:00

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Chiang Rai in Thailand's North hosts the Mekong Tourism Forum today and tomorrow, with delegates, tourism organisations and observers from across the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries all attending.


The main focus will be to assess the challenges of human resources, pro-poor sustainable tourism, sub-regional product development and marketing for the next 20 years, in light of achievements in GMS over the last 20 years. For more information about the Forum at the Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai, visit
A river runs through it
Coinciding with Mekong Tourism Forum at the Dusit Island Resort is the photo exhibition “People of the Mekong” being displayed at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort until July 31. 
Kees Sprengers and Blue Johnson have captured the faces of more than 200 ethnic minority people, including the Lanten, Khmu, Akha, Karen, Lisu, Muser, Hmong and Yao, who make their homes in areas from the Tibetan Plateau in China to Vietnam’s South.
AirAsia cuts flights on Colombo route
From tomorrow, AirAsia is cutting its Bangkok-Colombo service from daily to three days a week. Flights FD 3880 from Bangkok to Colombo, and FD 3881 from Colombo to Bangkok will operate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday as a result of this change. Passengers who have purchased their tickets for travel after June 13 can contact the AirAsia call centre at (02) 515 9999 to change their flight or obtain a full refund.
Ancient secrets of the kitchen
Blue Elephant introduces a new cooking course focusing on ancient Thai recipes. Adding to its already reputable Thai cooking classes, the new course will enable both amateur and professional cooks to learn how to make 10 of the country’s long forgotten dishes such as Ma Auan, Kaeng Mumbai, and Lon Taujiew Poo, which were readily available in the past. The cooking classes take place at Blue Elephant Cooking School & Restaurant on Sathorn Road in Bangkok from this month onwards. Find out more by calling (02) 673 9353-8 or e-mail: