We recently implemented a new reward system for our staff, which mean that 3 of our staff have just come back from their first trip outside Laos.  We really want to incentivise our staff to want to do a fantastic job and be rewarded well for it.

So, 3 of our girl went on their first trip abroad, Toc, Korlee and On visited Thailand with us.  For all 3 of them it was their first trip outside Luang Namtha province, and for Korlee it was her first time outside the town of Luang Namtha.

Bamboo Lounge staff in Thailand

It was a trip of firsts.  The girls went to their first supermarket, their first wholesale market, their first mall, saw their first movie, and rode on the first escalator that they had seen or even known about.

Thailand reward trip

They all had a fantastic time and for us it was so rewarding to see their excitement and watch their faces and expressions of awe at seeing all of these new things.