His representatives and Pham Ha, CEO and founder of Luxury Travel Ltd. held high level meetings with representatives of a large number of companies and the leading specialists 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.” said Pham Ha.
“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. This year again, Luxury Travel is an official supporter of Responsible Tourism Day at WTM”
He stressed that the UK market is very important to the company and that it is seeking to dominate this market with more staff and increasing the number of private small groups that it serves. This will be primarily through tailor-made holidays via the sales office based in London.
Beautiful beaches, year-round green tropical parks, mighty rivers, unique fishing villages, special culinary characteristics … are always the force of gravity of Vietnam in the eyes of foreign travelers. In recent years Vietnam has justifiably become one of Asia’s most fashionable destinations for high-end British travelers.
Luxury tourism is not just about limos and five-star hotels, but creating memorable experiences and Luxury Travel ensures that its guests feel part of the place rather than a casual observer, the authentic experience being particularly popular with travelers from Britain.
Getting off-the-beaten track, relaxing on the beach at less visited places such as Con Dao and Phu Quoc as well as combining Vietnam with visits to Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar are great favourites with the UK market.
Vietnam is appealing to British travelers because of its safety, affordable prices, authenticity, lovely warm weather and convenient direct flights with Vietnam Airlines. Luxury Travel Ltd.’s booking record indicates that British travelers prefer cultural experiences and beach extensions, while many also combine Vietnam and Cambodia or Myanmar into one trip.
“British holidaymakers like custom and private tours, not big groups. The boom in demand suggests that holidaymakers are becoming increasingly canny and watching exchange rates as well as seeking out keenly-priced packages before deciding on their destination. ” he said.
Further to the positive response from the market, Pham Ha expects two digit growth in the next year and he confirmed that his representative office in London and sales and marketing team will expand its private stand and come back to WTM 2014 with a bigger exposure.
Vietnam Airlines provide directs flights Hanoi to London and Vietnam receives annually 100.000 Britton travelers and Luxury Travel Ltd served roughly 10.000 British travelers and enjoyed 200% growth from this market in compare with the last year. The company has rep office and takes part in major trade shows in the UK and expects two digit growth in 2014.
In 2012, the tourism industry generated 6.85 million international and 32.5 million domestic trips creating around US$7.6 billion in revenue.
This year, Vietnam expects to attract 7.2 million foreign visitors in all markets and 35 million domestic tourists with revenue of US$9 billion.
Vietnam expects to attract 7 to 7.5 million international tourists and have 36 to 37 million domestic tourists in 2015.
Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke touring holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “The Leading Specialist”.