A Vietnamese delegation will survey the land routes on the country's west ahead an overland transport agreement between Vietnam and Thailand. The group, comprising 17 members from the ministries of Transport and Public Security, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, and several tour agencies, will pass through the central Quang Tri province's Lao Bao checkpoint Saturday to traverse across Laos. They will then visit Thailand's northeastern region and the Lao capital Vientiane before returning to Vietnam through the Cau Treo border gate in Ha Tinh province Saturday, September 3. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to survey Vietnam-Laos-Thailand caravan route
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A long-established Asian specialist in luxury fully be spoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand, will exhibit at WTM Africa from May 2-3 in Cape Town, South Africa (Stand L11). The aim is to promote high-end tourism products in the leisure luxury segment and to find buyers who want to sell unique luxury travel experiences to discerning African travelers and to help company representatives acquire knowledge about the demands, preferences, and needs of the market. "The direct THAI flight connecting Johannesburg with Hanoi through Bangkok, or Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and frequent services by Gulf-based airlines (Qatar and Emirates), puts Luxury Travel's offers of authentic encounters within easy reach of South Africans," says Pham Ha, CEO of Vietnamese luxury tour operator Luxury Travel Ltd. "We already have good GIT and FIT traffic from South Africa to Indochina. For years we have had a very positive experience at WTM London, so it was a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator will exhibit at WTM Africa
Vietnam's first luxury tour operator has pinned high hope on expanding its British clientele following its successful show at the recent World Travel Market London 2012. Pham Ha, CEO and founder of Luxury Travel held high level meetings with representatives of a large number of companies and the leaders of the luxury tourism industry. "There are many tour operators and travel agents who are interested in our award winning luxury tour operations and who are looking for new luxury travel products in Vietnam thanks to new direct flights and huge demand from British travelers. Vietnam is getting more and more popular in the UK and Ireland markets and we have many new contracts and accounts. We are seeing particular demand for Myanmar and the biggest growth is expected for this country, which is becoming more popular in the UK due to political changes and new developments. Further, this year again, Luxury Travel is an official supporter of Responsible Tourism Day at WTM," said Ha. … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel Vietnam has a successful show at WTM London 2012.
East Sea stakeholders fear money will talk as Beijing showers economic largesse and extracts diplomatic mileage US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on July 12.Photo: AFP … [Read more...] about Cambodia’s in the bag, who’s next?
The fact that four countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar join forces to develop tourism is believed to bring new big opportunities to travel firms. However, there are still many things to be done in order to reap the fruits.New opportunities The participants at the 7th International Tourism Exhibition (ITE) held in HCM City several days ago all forecast a new wave of investments in infrastructure, hotels, resorts and entertainment complexes in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar in the time to come. Therefore, joining forces in the "four countries Ã¢ÂÂ one destination" program will clearly help attract more international investors. The Lao General Department of Tourism said that the country now has 1028 tourism sites which are awaiting investments. Laos allows to have 100 percent foreign ownership ratio in hotels and restaurants, and 30-70 percent foreign ownership ratios in the travel firms. Tourism is the second foreign currency earner, just after to mining, … [Read more...] about Vietnam prepares for “four countries – on destination” program