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Growing interest from US in highend experiential travel to Vietnam

first_imgGrowing interest from US in high-end experiential travel to VietnamDestination Asia Vietnam recently hosted a series of high end retail travel agent trips from the US following growing interest in this market for luxurious encounters with an infusion of local adventure.For many agents it was their first visit to Vietnam and Destination Asia wanted to expose the ‘real’ essence of the country. Using unrivalled local knowledge, we were able to connect the agents with a broad range of local experiences that the everyday traveler would never discover on their own.The groups visited a range of destinations including, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An in central Vietnam and the capital Hanoi. The UNESCO World Heritage area of Halong Bay was also on most itineraries. It was a great opportunity for Destination Asia Vietnam to showcase their new 2017 range of ‘local gems’ which include sampling a range of local cuisine (prepared by traditional vendors) from Pho and seafood pancake to locally brewed ‘craft’ beers and rice wine. Another hit was the Vespa food tour through districts of Ho Chi Minh where only locals frequent.Ian Clark, General Manager of Destination Asia Vietnam commented, “Following market trends for experiences that reveal the true cultural fabric of the country, our efforts are focused on delivering uncontrived product that allows travelers to bond with a destination on a fundamental and natural level.” Destination AsiaSource = Destination Asialast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Aqua Expeditions will i

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAqua Expeditions will increase its fleet size by 150% and add new geographic locations over the next two years. The investment and growth strategy were announced from the company’s Singapore headquarters by CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro.“I am thrilled that after a decade of changing the face of river cruising on both the Amazon and the Mekong Rivers we will extend our footprint to coastal cruising in additional soft adventure destinations,” Mr Galli Zugaro said. “It is a tribute to the confidence in our brand shown by our guests and travel agency partners that we are able to make this significant move.”The expansion of Aqua Expeditions has been made possible by a US$28 million capital injection by Bison Capital, emphasising the private equity company’s confidence in the vision of Francesco Galli Zugaro who will remain Aqua’s majority shareholder and fully in charge of the company’s destiny and growth. The first details of new vessels and routings will be announced later this month.Since its founding in 2008, Aqua Expeditions has earned a reputation for bringing five-star luxury to river cruising in remote areas, and the identical level of lavishness and adventure will be featured throughout the company’s expanded fleet and routings.“We succeeded in bringing an unprecedented improvement to experiencing both the Peruvian Amazon and the Mekong by introducing intimate and luxurious boats from which travellers take safari-like excursions led by expert guides to discover jungles, wildlife and local cultures,” Galli Zugaro added. “Back on board there is not only a staff-guest ratio of 1:1, but also ground-breaking cuisine overseen by internationally renowned celebrity chefs.”“We are equally excited about this partnership,” Bison Capital partner Doug Trussler said. “We are impressed by the brand and product Francesco has built and have a high degree of confidence in him and his team to deliver on the vision and goals of global expansion while maintaining dedication to quality and innovation.”Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more