Destination 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.”
About Destination Asia:
Destination Asia were the first destination management company to specialize in Indochina operations and the first Asia based travel company owned by its employees. Since their establishment in 1996 they have developed a network spanning 11 countries. Destination Asia Thailand and Destination Asia Vietnam were the first units of the group to be formed. From these two initial successes; Destination Asia China, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia and Laos have evolved, further strengthening their association within the region.