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Why Choose Luxury Travel Ltd? VieTnaM Vietnam Timeless Charm Vietnam destinations Destination Hanoi Destination Halong Bay Destination Sapa Destination Hue Destination Danang Destination Hoi An Destination Nha Trang Destination Phu Yen Destination Phan Thiet Destination Dalat Destination Ho Chi Minh City Destination Mekong Delta Destination Phu Quoc Destination Con Dao Top Highlights What’s New ? The Best Selling Packages New Tours The Country Guide Lux's Hotels List in Vietnam

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CaMbodia Cambodia destinations Destination Phnom Penh Destination Siem Reap Destination Shihanoukville Top Highlights What’s New ? The Best Selling Packages New Tours The Country Guide Lux's Hotels List in Cambodia

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laos Laos destinations Destination Vientiane Destination Luang Prabang Destination Luang Nam Tha Destination Parse Top Highlights What’s New ? The Best Selling Packages New Tours The Country Guide Lux's Hotels List in Laos

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Thailand Thailand destinations Seven Wonders of Thailand Destination Bangkok Destination Chiang Mai Destination Chiang Rai Destination Phu Ket Destination Krabi Destination Ko Samui Destination Hua Hin Destination Pattaya Top Highlights What’s New ? The Best Selling Packages New Tours The Country Guide Lux's Hotels List in Thailand

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MyanMar Myanmar destinations Destination Yangon Destination Bagan Destination Mandalay Destination Mrauk U Destination Inle Lake Destination Ngapali Beach Top Highlights What’s New ? The Best Selling Packages New Tours The Country Guide Lux's Hotels List in Myanmar

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Meeting Incentive, Cooperation and Exhibition MICE Multi-Country Tours Our Commitment to You Our Vision Media and Fam Trips Agreement How to Book with Luxury Travel Ltd? A World of Luxury

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Luxury Travel is an award winning Asian luxury travel specialist in privately guided and fully bespoke holidays. I am excited to unveil our latest and updated Luxury Travel Ltd. Brochure for travel professionals in conjunction with our 8th anniversary celebration. We have our own offices, luxury vehicles, travel advisors, and serve thousands of satisfied highend travelers every year. Our customers range from leisure travelers to prime ministers. We have the depth of experience and a large infrastructure, which enables us to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill the most sophisticated client expectations. This is ideal for travelers wanting comfort, exclusivity, unique experiences, elegance, sophistication, and excellent service. You will work with Vietnam's first luxury tour operator/destination management company (DMC) and 100% privately-owned business with vast local expertise and knowledge. With our team of both locals and expatriates, we aim to inspire our discerning travelers to create life-affirming dream vacations to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. Inside this brochure, you will find luxury destinations, different segments, Lux’s hot list of luxury hotels, and niche tourism products in the luxury travel field. This is coupled with selling tips for each destinations and tour, which have been recommended by our local luxury travel specialists. We have just launched numerous new travel experiences for discerning travelers for the next season. We will make it our mission to help you to sell more beautiful experiences to guests and to worry less. Upon request, we also host private educational FAM trips to help travel agents to become true travel experts in the region. As a creative local tour operator and full service DMC, we often unveil new ideas, as well as develop new concepts and travel experiences to satisfy any travel desire. A personal concierge is assigned to each client to ensure that we meet and exceed all your clients’ expectations. We continue to do something seemingly impossible for guests, but for us, nothing is impossible, so you name it and we can deliver it in style. Even though we have become a larger destination management company, we still maintain the feel of a family run business. We create a caring and rewarding environment, fostering a fully engaged workplace. This means that our clients will be treated to personalized top notch service. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank you all for supporting Luxury Travel Ltd. We look forward to working with you as your DMC and serving your guests with our award-winning services in Indochina, Thailand and Myanmar. For more information on our entire range of itineraries, please visit our website www.luxurytravelvietnam.com or drop us an email at agents@luxurytravelvietnam.com Happy Selling!

Pham Ha Founder and CEO

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VieTnaM • CaMbodia • laos • Thailand • MyanMar We offer luxury travel exclusively to Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse and compelling regions. We specialize in high-end travel packages in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Living in Southeast Asia, we are truly luxury travel experts in the region, which has some of the planet's richest and most fascinating history, art, architecture, cuisine, customs, and rituals. We are proud of the fact that Southeast Asia boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, beaches, hotels and spas. You will also discover the most delicious food, finest service, and kindest people on earth.

Defining the concept of luxury trAvel in vietnAm, ShAring oneof-A-kinD experienceS thAt only An inSiDer cAn Deliver” the guiDe AWArD 2010 - 2011.

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WhaT We do

Design customized travel services for leisure and business travelers, as well as group tours

Individually design tours for honeymooners, families, museum groups, foodies, spa and yoga enthusiasts, scuba divers and many others

Service meetings, incentive programs, conferences and exhibitions

Operate own fleet of air-conditioned vehicles ranging from standard cars to 16-seat Mercedes Benz luxury vans and full-sized coaches

Provide access to private yachts, jets, helicopters and luxury trains oUr ProdUCTs

THE COMPANY AND OUR PEOPLE Founded in 2004 by CEO, Mr. Pham Ha, Luxury Travel is an award-winning DMC which filled a niche in the market to specialize in high quality travel services with an emphasis on the ultra-luxurious. Pham Ha has over 15 years of travel industry experience and is a keynote speaker in the luxury market in the Indochinese Peninsula and around the globe.

We invest heavily in product development and our staff regularly updates you with the latest hotels, tour programs and experiences in the region

Our longstanding relationship with our suppliers ensures competitive prices and quality services for you

Our travel advisors use their extensive personal knowledge to select the best hotels to suit client‘s preferences and budget, from 4-star hotels bursting with character to the smartest international hotels and deluxe beach resorts

We are committed to responsible tourism and ensure that we build corporate and social responsibility into every aspect of our business in order to preserve our destinations for future generations

We are committed to operating with the highest standards of service and professionalism, while continuing to improve on the qualities that make us not just good, but great.

WhaT We do For yoU

Luxury Travel advisors follow a specially devised training program to develop their expertise in all aspects of travel, as well as to perfect their customer care skills.

We will acknowledge every enquiry within 12 hours and provide a quote within 24 hours

We personally check the hotels, resorts and restaurants, and we listen to the client’s requirements in order to deliver the right itineraries and experiences so that we can guarantee that they will like what we suggest.

All clients will have 24/7 support on the ground and a dedicated staff member from arrival to departure

We have a 24-hour dedicated hotline for our clients in country

Our team speaks English, French and German

We have representative offices in California, London, Berlin and Sydney

We are proud to report that we have a 99% satisfaction rate with much of our business coming from referrals and business network recommendations. Our industry and consumer awards are testimony to our excellent reputation and that is why more than 60% of our clients are repeat visitors.

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newly opening, luxury trains, exclusive cruises and

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upscale private tours spanning the length of the

vietnam a more attractive destination for travelers

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Deluxe Rooms in Vietnam's best luxury hotels and resorts

Early check in and late checkout depending upon availability

Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interests

Highly personalized itinerary plans

Expert advice from our native luxury travel specialists

24/7 contacts and access to our offices throughout Vietnam

Regional flights and private airport transfers and tour guides

Private cabin on shared boats or private chartered cruises

All tours are private, depart daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules

Travelers are free to request helicopter rides, cycling excursions to craft villages, scuba diving or snorkeling trips and reservations at the finest restaurants in the land. They can also ask for meetings with renowned artists, chefs and designers, shopping recommendations, spa reservations, tours with special-interest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events

“Vietnam has a reputation as a destination for low-end travelers to visit, but luxury travelers can now enjoy VIP arrival services at the country’s main airports as well as choose from a large and growing selection of luxury hotels & resorts, whilst still enjoying a program that gets them off the tourist trail and into the real Vietnam. Luxury tourism is all about the total experiences, privacy, intimacy and uniqueness. The comfort is very important to them, the main drivers of luxury travel decisions are personal service, discretion and the opportunity to enjoy unique travel experiences that other travelers simply don’t have access to. Our team have been well trained to know how provide top notch services, worry free travel and a trip of a life-time that luxury travelers dream about. We lead the Vietnam luxury tourism market and provide something different.” Richard Parks, Luxury Travel Ltd UK


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Thrills The thrills offered are endless and span a wide range, including: hiking, trekking, biking, kayaking, climbing, rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hot air ballooning, camping, yachting and more. Some of the locations where these activities can be enjoyed include: Sapa, Halong Bay, Cu Lao Cham, the Central Highlands, the Mekong Delta, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, the Phu Quoc Islands and many more.

naTUre The nature amazes visitors, from the green beauty of the national parks, reserves and ramsars, to the mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and grottoes. Halong Bay is among the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visitors will discover the natural allure of Vietnam by indulging in a wide array of accommodations, tour packages and attractions at places such as Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Ba Be, Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang, the Central Highlands, Nam Cat Tien and many more. heriTage With its long history and unique way of life, Vietnam has a rich heritage. There are many interesting and diverse sites to be found around the country. In fact, Vietnam boasts 7 world natural and cultural heritage sites, not to mention many others. As of January 1, 2012, there are more than 3,000 relics and landscape areas classified as national heritage sites, including some very special national relics. Besides the two mentioned above, UNESCO

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Vietnam now has world class hotels and resorts, beaches and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history and traditional culture. The new slogan of Vietnam tourism, “Vietnam - Timeless Charm” was created with an aim to attract discerning travelers, who wish to experience its defining characteristics: thrills, nature, heritage, festival, pristine, luxury travel, scenery and essence.

has recognized seven world cultural and natural heritage sites: the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Ha Noi, the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Thanh Hoa, Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, the complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. There are also six entries on the world intangible heritage list: Nha Nhac Vietnamese Royal Court Music, the Space of Gong Culture in Central Highland, Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs, Ca Tru singing, xoan singing of Phu Tho Province, the Giong Festival of Phu Dong and Soc Temples (Hanoi). Last, but not least, there are two inclusions on the World Documentary Heritage list: the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty and the stone steles in the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. FesTiVals Many colorful festivals can be enjoyed year round. The time after Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) is especially exciting. Other festivals include the Perfume Pagoda, Hung King, Kate, and Lim and Giay Festivals, just to name a few. PrisTine Many pristine islands and beaches are to be found in this tropical country. Vietnam has 3,620 km of coastline, with beautiful white sand beaches and world class resorts. Of these, you should not miss the stunning sand and clear waters of My Khe, Cua Dai, Nha Trang, Ninh Van Bay, Quy Nhon, Mui Ne,

Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and the Con Dao Islands. lUxUry TraVel Holidaymakers have the choice of new and trendy boutique hotels, spas, golfing, cruises, shopping centers, restaurants and nightlife. With new luxury hotels and world class golf courses having recently opened or set to open soon, and the introduction of luxury train journeys, exclusive cruises and upscale private tours spanning the length of the country, Vietnam is fast emerging as an exciting luxe destination in Asia. sCenery Spectacular scenery and a diverse landscape exist from North to South. Mountains, forests, nature reserves, rivers, beaches, and islands are all here to be enjoyed. Verdant patchworks of rice paddies and pointed lampshade-style hats are just a small part of what there is to be seen in this formerly war ravaged country. Visitors will see more than the economic repression often portrayed on worldwide television and in newspapers. There is also natural beauty, a harmonious array of ethnic cultures, imperial monuments, timeless traditional villages, idyllic sea resorts and dynamic cities. essenCe Vietnam boasts scores of traditions, lifestyles and religions. The friendly and hospitable population has been influenced by the cultures of China, France and America, and this is reflected in the country’s lifestyle, architecture, cuisine and art.


Serving Today’s Sophisticated Travelers

Welcome to vietnam! “Vietnam is a unique country, where traditions that are thousands of years old are still alive and respected. The country is fast developing as a fascinating and hot destination in Asia. We are Vietnam's first luxury tour operator, 100 percent privatelyowned Vietnamese company with a vast local knowledge, we offer a local insight and flavor into Vietnam's culture though our luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays and through our knowledgeable and passionate tour guides and our local travel experts. For travel agents, we provide sales supports, training, selling points, top sales tips, we host regular educational FAM trips to help our agents to become a truly travel experts (instead of a normal travel agent). Travel agents also get a certificate of luxury travel specialist after each trip.”

Serving Today’s Sophisticated Travelers

Richard Parks, Luxury Travel Ltd UK

Serving Today’s Sophisticated Travelers

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“Fly on a chartered plane or helicopter, stay in exclusive resort or trendy boutique hotel and take a private-chartered junk cruise in Halong Bay. Visitors to Vietnam will find spas, golfing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. With new luxury hotels and world-class golf courses opening all the time, the introduction of luxury train journeys, exclusive cruises and upscale tours spanning the length of the country, Vietnam is fast emerging as an exciting luxury destination in Asia” Anita Sach, Representative of Luxury Travel Ltd in the UK.

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hanoi

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Selling Tip One Thousand Years of Culture hanoi is the capital of vietnam with a millennium-long history. the architecture includes some of the most well-known vietnamese classic monuments, as well as decaying but relatively intact examples of french colonial buildings. When you visit hanoi, you should not miss the fascinating maze of 36 streets in the old Quarter and some of the main cultural

sightseeing points in the city, including the ho chi minh complex, the temple of literature, the museum of ethnology and ngoc Son temple. venturing to the outskirts of hanoi, you can take a one day trip to the perfume pagoda (a vast complex of Buddhist temples dating back to the 1400s), thay pagoda (dating back to the 11th century and the birth place of water puppetry) or Duong lam ancient village.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT hoTel de l’oPera hanoi M gallery This is the newest four-star hotel in town. Set in the center of Hanoi, Hotel de l'Opera is close to Hanoi's Opera House, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, and it features the best of Hanoi, with colonial accents, theatrical interior design and contemporary spaces for entertaining.

The 107 rooms and suites are a sanctuary of comfort, with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st century technology. Its restaurants, bar and complimentary Wi-Fi combine to deliver memorable operatic moments in Hanoi.

Mandalay hill resorT inTerConTinenTal hanoi WesTlake hoTel The hotel offers 359 stylish guest rooms and suites in a tranquil lakeside setting, with many rooms uniquely located in island pavilions on the lake. All rooms and suites are finished in contemporary Vietnamese furnishings, feature wooden floors, large private balconies and superb views over the lake, the hotel pool or the Hanoi skyline. At a 43square-meter minimum, the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake guest rooms rank as the most spacious in the city.

The hotel is adjacent to the famous 800 - year - old Golden Lotus (Kim Lien) Pagoda, and conveniently located just minutes from the city centre, yet able to offer an excellent retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hanoi. The combination of the tranquil lake, spacious luxurious accommodations, facilities and attentive Vietnamese hospitality blend together to make this the perfect place to stay for both the corporate and leisure traveler.

“Luxury consumers are busy, sophisticated people who respond to simple, effective communication that talks to them in an intelligent way. Discounts will not win the battle with these consumers, but intrigue them instead with emotion and fantasy.”

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Destination

Halong Bay vIeTnam Selling Tip One of the Seven New World’s Natural Wonders

Officially recognized as one of the Seven New World’s Natural Wonders in 2012, Halong Bay is a must see on anyone’s itinerary for Vietnam thanks to its turquoise water and thousands of jagged, limestone islands. The best way to appreciate this magical scene is from a boat, cruising between these karst cliffs, which loom like fairytale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves. Still used to for fishing, whole families live on floating villages that are

easily visited. Some will even take you out on a fishing trip. It was also among Asia’s top five tropical island paradises as selected by CNN. There is no rushing from place when you choose Luxury Travel Ltd. as your preferred tour operator, because we create bespoke tours that allow visitors to explore on their own schedule and at their own pace.

LUX’S HOT LIST THE SANDOWAY AU CO CRUISES RESORT NGAPALI The au co company has just launched two ships that will serve intrepid travelers in vietnam. each ship has 32 spacious cabins, with a minimum of 20 to 40 square meters each. It also boasts private balconies and well-equipped bathrooms.

Some treats include biking, excursions on cat Ba Islands, swimming, sunbathing on tranquil pristine sandy beaches, visiting floating fishing villages, cooking lessons, kayaking in hidden lagoons, snorkeling and early morning tai chi.

offering a three-day and two-night voyage through world-renowned Halong Bay, cat Ba Island and the Gulf of Tonkin, the company also plans to set new standards in terms of luxury and present a journey guaranteeing its guests the experience of a lifetime.

Whether you enjoy simply viewing the stunning scenery, a wellness treatment, or a glass of wine from the chef’s exclusive selection, the trip promises to be a beautiful experience for discerning guests.

THE RESORTJUNK NGAPALI LIFE SANDOWAY HERITAGE CHARTER IN HA LONG BAY Life Heritage resort Ha Long Bay offers 22 private deluxe boats, along with its own land based reception hub, exclusive to Life resorts guests.

and shower, comfortable queen size beds, air conditioning and heating, DvD/cD player and LcD television.

The Life reception hub ensures guest comfort and convenience prior to boarding your own private junk to commence your “once in a lifetime” experience, totally stress free and completely relaxed.

Specially designed to provide private a very individual experience, each boat creates a fusion between the local heritage and quality 4 star amenities that you would find in any shore based higher end accommodation.

each deluxe boat has a spacious 32 sqm cabin with an upper deck, 10 sqm covered dining terrace and 18 sqm sun deck, offering the utmost privacy whilst you enjoy the spectacular views that surround you. cabin facilities feature a separate living area with panoramic windows, sun deck, ensuite bathroom

once you set sail, it is just you and your own crew for the duration of your journey. your own private personal cruise through the sleeping dragons of Halong Bay.

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Sapa

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip One of the Seven Most Beautiful and Impressive Terraced Rice Fields of Asia according to Travel and Leisure Magazine

tucked high in vietnam's remote northern mountains, close to the chinese border, the former french military outpost of Sapa offers some of vietnam's most colorful experiences. vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre mount fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields, riddled with fast-flowing streams. the surrounding country-side, with its many terraced paddy fields,

is ideal for trekking or cycling. visiting the region, will help you to get a sense of what life is like in the region, which is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colorful attire. the best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sapa is from April to September. Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy and after that period is the rainy season.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT ToPas eCo-lodge Recently, Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend decided to take a helicopter tour from Hanoi to Sapa and to stay in this mountain resort. Topas Eco-lodge is situated in the perfect location, adjacent to two cone-shaped hills set deep in the spectacular Sapa valley of Northern Vietnam. The Eco-lodge consists of 25 individual lodges,

placed in a circle around the hills. From the lodge, there are breathtaking views across the scenic valleys below, which are home to villages of the Tay and Red Dao minorities. Whether you prefer the quiet life of the lodge or wish to join more active pursuits such as hiking, trekking, or bicycling in the charming and unique area, you will be sure to have a memorable trip.

Mandalay hillresorT resorTand sPa ViCToria saPa With its luxury dining and sleeping carriages, the Victoria Express Train is the ideal means of transportation to travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa).

traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace.

Once in Sapa, stay at the four star Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa.

The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

The very first upscale mountain resort with 77 rooms in Northwestern Vietnam, it was built as a

“Do not present yourself a travel agent, but instead, as a travel expert!” Luxury Travel Advisor

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“Specialist in the Art of Travel for Serving Today’s Most Sophisticated Travelers.” The Guide Magazine, Vietnam’s Leading Life Style and Travel Magazine


hue

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip The former Imperial capital is renowned for the magnificent architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and this peaceful central city has long been temples. synonymous with royalty, culture and spiritual reflection. the former imperial capital is renowned for the magnificent architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the nguyen dynasty on the banks of huong river. the beauty of the area led it to be chosen as the capital by the kings of the nguyen dynasty and was recognized as a uneSco World heritage Site.

hue also features a unique cuisine, combining dishes associated with the former imperial court with everyday street food, much of it fairly spicy. you may take a boat trip on the perfume river and find yourself drifting past small boats bound for market. occasionally, as if in a dream, an imposing royal mausoleum looms out of the trees. in this stately setting, you will discover the contemplative, solemn and tranquil side of vietnamese culture.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hillhUe resorT ana Mandara Set amidst almost three hectares of tropical parkland, Ana Mandara Hue fronts a 400-metre white sand beach. There are a total of 78 accommodations comprising deluxe rooms, duplex suites, beach villas and pool villas. In-room guest refinements include gourmet mini bars, plunger ground coffee, herbal teas, handmade soaps and lotions, rain-showers, flat screen TVs with cable and complimentary wireless Internet. Dining alternatives include excellent local cuisine in

the Vietnamese restaurant, with adjoining wine lounge, as well as a modern bistro featuring an international open kitchen, the Sky Terrace with tapas and the Aqua Beach Bar. La Cochinchne Spa and Wellness Centre offers a comprehensive menu of treatments and Ayurvedic therapies, together with a fitness centre with state-ofthe-art equipment, steam rooms and saunas, overlooking calming reflection pools.

Mandalay hillPreMier resorT indoChine PalaCe besT WesTern A property of elegance and grandeur, designed to reflect the romance of Indochinese culture, the Best Western Premier Indochine Palace is in the centre of the city and just 20 minutes from the international airport. The 222 guestrooms reflect the subdued elegance of an Indochinese noble house. The Palace floors boast lounges administered by butlers and the rooms themselves feature an extended living room perfect for entertaining. The Indochine Club Suites offer added luxury and the Indochine floors are essentially

a hotel-within-a-hotel, with their own check-in and luxury lounge. Facilities include a stunning swimming pool, sundeck with cabana day rooms, the restaurants La Brasserie and Le Petit Café, a lobby lounge, spa and gymnasium, executive lounge and 15 function rooms, including Le Grand Salon, with a capacity of 400 people. The hotel is set within lush gardens and its grass lawns offer the opportunity for archery, croquet, badminton and Taichi. There is also a department store within walking distance.

“Go beyond giving brochures away to clients, and start selling your expertise and experience.” Luxury Travel Advisor

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Danang

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip One of the Most Luxurious Beaches in the World Danang is more appealing than Bali or phu ket and its beach has been voted as one of the world’s best by forbes magazine.

facilities, including challenging golf courses (including the montgomerie link Danang) and hotels from international designers and operators.

the destination can be accessed easily by road or new air links via Danang international Airport.

the past two years have seen the completion of many luxurious resorts along the coastline with names such as hyatt regency, the nam hai, vinpearl, Accor, intercontinental, and fusion maia entering the market and offering more choices for leisure and m.i.c.e travelers.

the resort’s pristine beaches, and the trio of uneSco World heritage Sites (a short day trip away), have made Danang an attractive proposition. Da nang has a growing range of tourist

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT hyaTT regenCy danang resorT and sPa The resort is easily accessible from major international destinations, and is located less than 20 minutes from Danang International Airport. Situated on an immaculate stretch of white-sand beach, the resort offers an idyllic oceanfront setting, with sweeping views of the East Sea. Bordered by the iconic Marble Mountains, this exclusive beachfront resort and residential complex, comprises 200 hotel rooms, 182 residences (from one to three bedrooms) and 27 ocean view villas. The resort features contemporary design, using Vietnamese craftsmanship and decor, setting a new

standard in Asian hospitality and style. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa has a broad range of dining outlets serving Vietnamese and Western food, including the Beach House, Green House, Pool House, Terrace Bar and Baguette. Combined with family-friendly leisure facilities and a spa offering traditional and innovative therapies and grooming treatments, the resort has everything you need for the perfect vacation. Hyatt Regency Danang also features dedicated meeting and event spaces, which can be configured to host conferences, board meetings, themed events and weddings.

Mandalay hill resorT inTerConTinenTal danang sUn PeninsUla resorT Opened on Friday 1 June 2012, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is located on 600 metres of private beach, rising into the slopes of the Son Tra Peninsula, 20km from downtown Danang.

bathtubs and rainforest showers, along with flat screen TVs with a choice of 84 channels, iPod docking stations with BOSE sound systems, espresso machines and wine fridges.

The 39-hectare luxury resort will include 197 guest rooms, including 16 Atrium Suites with large terraces and daybeds, six Seaside Villas with private pools and sundecks, two Spa Lagoon Retreat Villas, four Heavenly Penthouses with private pools, and one Royal Residence By The Sea, which comes with a separate dining area, bar and private pool.

Facilities at the resort include an international restaurant, Citron, French fine dining outlet La Maison 1888, the beachfront Barefoot Café and Long Bar, and a terrace lounge, the Buffalo Bar. There is also a spa, an outdoor floodlit sports field, water sport facilities, kids’ club and library.

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Corporate guests will have access to an auditorium and other meeting facilities.


hoi An

Destination

VIETNAM Selling Tip

today, parts of hoi An look exactly as they did a century and a half ago, and it still preserves hundreds of houses built of precious wood in a very original style of architecture. the rafters and beams of these houses are carved with very subtle patterns and the homes date from the first part of the 19th century or earlier, giving visitors the feeling that they have been transported back in time. you can take a short bike ride to tra Que to learn how to make some traditional lanterns, visit my Son holy land or take a boat trip

to exotic cu lao cham island.

Back in Time and Glorious Beaches

the best time to visit hoi An is from february to April, when the temperature is a pleasant 26c to 30c, and the least rain falls. try to avoid the monsoon rains between September and november. With its distinctive cuisine, and some glorious beaches a short bike ride away, it is no wonder that hoi An is many visitor’s favorite destination in vietnam

lUx’s hoT lisT The sandoWay sUnrise hoianresorT resorTngaPali and sPa This new property is perfectly positioned along the popular Cua Dai Beach, next door to the Golden Sands Resort and Spas, and is a high-end beach front resort, embracing the heritage and legacy of Hoi An. Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort offers enchanting views of one of the most stunning coastlines in the world. Boasting 222 rooms, deluxe suites and beachfront

villas, guests are pampered with all the residential touches of home, while providing a lavish escape to beachfront elegance. Transportation and shuttle services to Hoi An and Da Nang are available for guests’ convenience throughout their stay. Available at very door step, guests can contact the Resort Activities Concierge to reserve transportation.

The ThesandoWay naM hai resorT ngaPali This is the favorite beach front resort in Hoi An for many of our luxury travel advisors. The stunning all villa resort is located on pristine Hoi An Beach and features sixty one-bedroom retreats as well as forty privately owned two-tofive bedroom residences, each with a private infinity pool. Resort guests and residence owners at this award winning property enjoy impeccable service amid lush landscaping and unobstructed

views of the sea. The unique and gracious culture of Central Vietnam combines with the Nam Hai’s unprecedented splendor to deliver one of the world’s foremost luxury experiences. The serene spa is rated among the world's best, and there are abundant recreational pursuits including an 18-hole Colin Montgomerie golf course, to give travelers a true taste of what luxury can be like at the Nam Hai.

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VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip A Premier Beach City Facing One of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World.

the coastal city of nha trang, in khanh hoa province in central vietnam, lies on the transvietnam highway, 1,278km from hanoi, and 448km from ho chi minh city.

All you have to do is walk along the streets around the main beachfront road, tran phu, to see the bars, restaurants, and dive shops, catering to travelers who have come for surf, sand and scuba.

nearby islands, and the best diving in the country. nha trang is endowed with deep, quiet and warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches. the 7 km white sand beach of nha trang is often called vietnam’s mediterranean Area. nha trang is sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 23°c due to northern winds.

Above all, nha trang is about the beautiful turquoise water,

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT an laM Villas ninh Van bay An Lam Ninh Van Bay is 60 minutes by car from the Nha Trang airport and the resort is just a leisurely 15 minute speed boat ride away. An Lam Villas are on the lay side of Ninh Van Bay, with the East Sea in front of the resort. Nestled against thickly forested slopes on a crescent of golden sand, this 35-villa getaway lets you play cast away without sacrificing comfort. Beachfront and lagoon-facing villas have uninterrupted views over Ninh Van Bay, while the deliciously cloistered threestory Hill Rock Villa enjoy ocean vistas filtered through

the forest canopy. Rooms are decorated in a modern Vietnamese style and packed with high-tech goodies. They can also come with outdoor bathtubs, plunge pools, and butlers. Wine tastings are held on specially built platforms in the treetops, accessible by spiral staircase or rope bridge. Even the spa capitalizes on the Robinson Crusoe setting, as it’s located in a forest clearing, above the swirling eddies of a fresh-water stream.

Mandalay hill resorT Mia nha Trang The newest resort in Nha Trang, nestled in a mountain pass and surrounded by pristine aquamarine waters, is the beautiful Mia Nha Trang resort. Based on eco-friendly principles, villas and the main buildings alike boast rooftops studded with manicured grass and shrubs, instead of man-made roof coverings, enhancing the environmental appeal.

Beautiful xanh Spa offers a unique, memorable experience for the discerning guest who can choose from a large array of treatments with our specialist therapists. With magic ocean views, the experience is truly luxurious and leaves guests feeling pampered and relaxed.

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“Luxury travel doesn't need to be the preserve of the super-rich - indeed, it is a little-known fact that almost anybody can afford to travel in style, elegance and comfort without breaking the bank or even spending much more than travelling ordinarily. The world of luxury travel is actually a very accessible one.” Ha Van Hiep, Luxury Travel Ltd Danang


phu yen

Destination

VIETNAM Selling Tip An Emerging Exotic Beach Destination phu yen is a new emerging beach destination for both vietnamese and international holidaymakers. lying between nha trang and Quy nhon, the province of phu yen is one that travelers generally pass through on their way up or down vietnam’s long coastline. the provincial capital of tuy hoa is 120 km north of nha trang. it has an airport with direct flights to hcmc as well as good rail and bus connections. Some 12km south of tuy hoa, long thuy beach is a long stretch

of white sand with clear waters that is popular with local vietnamese, yet still to be discovered by international tourists. further South, vung ro has numerous islands that can be explored from the mainland. the climate in the region is one of the best and most stable in the country, with a minimum of rain and a balmy average temperature of 28c all year round.

lUx’s hoT lisT The resorT ngaPali baisandoWay TraM hideaWay resorT Bai Tram Hideaway is located in a private bay along the beautiful coastline of Phu Yen Province. South of Bai Tram Hideaway is Nha Trang, one of Vietnam's largest and most popular seaside holiday destinations, and north of Bai Tram Hideaway is the ancient UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An. With 90 hectares on over 800m of private beach, The Bai Tram Hideaway Resort allows guests to enjoy the authentic beauty of Vietnam. The bay is flanked on either end by dramatic rock formations and backed by

gently rolling hills. The luxuriant nature and unique scenery of the resort, with rivers flowing from the hills and valleys towards the centre, and a picturesque historic ruin next to a private rice paddy, all ensure a true hideaway experience. Bai Tram Hideaway is about 45 minutes from Quy Nhon Airport and one and a half hours from Tuy Hoa Airport by car. Vietnam Airlines and Mekong Air operate daily flights to Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa Airports from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The sandoWay resorT ngaPali CendelUxe hoTel TUy hoa CenDeluxe Hotel Tuy Hoa is the first 5 star hotel in Tuy Hoa, boasting 218 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The sophisticated interior of the Hotel was designed by a prominent French architect, lending a special ambience to the entire property. This hotel in Phu Yen has a lounge with a stunning view of Tuy Hoa City, as well as four dining outlets where guests can enjoy a wide variety of Asian, international and Vietnamese cuisine prepared to perfection by our skilled executive chef and his team

of gastronomic specialists. To ease the stress of everyday life, take a dip in our outdoor swimming pool adjacent to the lobby lounge, or simply engage in a full-body workout at the stateof-art fitness centre. For your meeting in Tuy Hoa, the convention hall seats up to 1,500 individuals whereas the conference venue can host up to 200 guests. Further, our corporate meeting venues are capable of accommodating from 10 to 300 participants.

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phan thiet

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip New Paradise Found. Sell Phan Thiet as the first stopping point for a beach stay from Saigon.

Just a three-hour drive from ho chi minh city, the quiet beach resort of phan thiet is a perfect change of pace from modern, city life.

mui ne has transformed from quiet fishing village to major surf expect to see kite-surfers launching themselves aloft as you sip a mojito on the beach, and all resort guests are allowed. those who prefer to get trapped in sand will enjoy phan thiet’s two golf courses, including the ocean Dune golf course in phan

thiet which was designed by nick faldo and has been rated as one of the ten best in Asia. mui ne is an ideal place for rest and relaxation. visitors can enjoy swimming in the blue water of the sea, climbing the sand dunes or relaxing by a swimming pool. in fact, this oasis entertains people of all ages, and furthermore, provides endless inspiration to photographers and other artists

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay ananTarahill MUiresorT ne resorT and sPa Seaside elegance amid Vietnamese charm, this resort has 89 rooms, suites and pool villas. Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa (formerly L’Anmien Mui Ne Resort & Spa) is set on Mui Ne’s pristinely sweeping beach and offers a unique and unforgettable way to experience the southern coast of Vietnam. Mornings are spent by the sea, afternoons are good for hikes through nearby sand dunes and a soothing spa treatment before starlit

evening drinks on the beach ends the day. Expertly blending Vietnamese tradition and legendary Anantara service, Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa offers a tropical retreat, worlds away from Vietnam’s urban bustle. Take in the splendour of the sunset from the pool deck, sample fine international dining and mouth-watering cuisine, and relax at this great resort.

Mandalay hill resorT PrinCess d’anaM resorT & sPa in ke ga A 150-km drive from Ho Chi Minh City, set on the secluded and pristine Ke Ga Bay, facing a century-old French light house, the Princess d'Annam Resort & Spa is the first all-villa luxury boutique resort in Vietnam. At Princess d'Annam Resort & Spa, holidaymakers will be surrounded by things of beauty and moments of privilege, and the inherent grace and hospitality of its people. Designed by award-winning architect Tan Hock Beng, the resort style mixes modernist sensibility and post colonial ambience. With its 57 exclusive villas, four swimming pools, two restaurants, and a sumptuous 1,800–square-meter spa complex, Princess d'Annam

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Resort & Spa is an idyllic haven of calm and luxury. An international management team supported by well-trained Vietnamese staff offers personalized attention, including 24-hour in-villa service, and elevates cuisine to an art-de-vivre The Binh Thuan province where the resort is located is replete with natural beauty. With its long stretch overlooking the East Sea, stunning mountains, red canyons, sand dunes, as well as a rich ecosystem, the region offers a wide range of outdoor activities, such as four-wheel exploration on dirt roads and spectacular mountain rides in vintage jeeps.


Da lat

Destination

VIETNAM Selling Tip City of Eternal Spring the natural beauty also inspired vietnam's last emperor, Bao Dai, to build a summer home in Dalat in 1933. this original golf course has been redesigned and expanded to a plush 18-hole course, which consistently earns high ranks from international sporting magazines and draws golfers from all over Asia. While some of the colonial mansions have been beautifully restored, others remain neglected, and the sight of these majestic villas, their roofs covered in moss and their tennis courts choked

with weeds, lends the town a poignant air of faded elegance. for leisure time, you can visit the oldest train station with the last steam locomotive in vietnam, visit Bao Dai palace, or enjoy a cup of coffee and watching people in one of many stylish coffees shops. you can ride old vintage citroëns around town, trek, bike, elephant ride in tuyen lam lake and more. travelers can fly to Dalat from hanoi, Saigon or Danang.

lUx’s hoT lisT The ngaPali anasandoWay Mandara resorT Villas dalaT resorT & sPa Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa, an award winning resort and spa, is located in the central highlands of Vietnam, within lush rolling hills. This unique destination offers a peaceful haven away from the stresses of city life. This luxury resort comprises of seventeen fully restored colonial-style villas, each originally constructed between the 1920’s and 1930’s by French settlers. The villas retain the unique personalities of their original owners while being

lovingly restored to their former glory, albeit with a new touch of luxury. La Petit Dalat is the hotel's signature restaurant, which serves everything from a pot of freshly roasted Dalat Coffee to home-made pastries, cookies, pasta, cheese platters and wines. A luxuriously appointed facility, set amidst a French Colonial Villa, La Cochinechine Spa includes five treatment rooms with extraordinary views across Dalat’s landscape.

The sandoWay resorT hoTel ngaPali dalaT PalaCe lUxUry & golF ClUb Majestically overlooking the xuan Huong Lake of Dalat, the Dalat Palace Luxury Hotel & Golf Club is the splendorous creation of the French-influenced golden twenties, complimented by Edwardian and art deco design elements in all of its forty seven deluxe rooms and suites. The Palace sits on five hectares of rolling, pine covered gardens, with an array of conference or

meeting rooms, and restaurants and bars, all within its historical walls. On the lawns of the Palace, there are six romantic pavilions ready to host intimate dinners and to receive grand events, such as weddings. Of course, all of these will be graced by the authentic warmth of Vietnamese hospitality.

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Destination

ho chi minh city

Selling Tip Bright Lights, Big City

ho chi minh city (aka Saigon) is a sometimes dizzying mix of old and new, with uniquely Asian and international architectural styles. older tree-lined streets have a vaguely french atmosphere, while the multi-story buildings and office blocks show the city's modern side. this 300 year old city has a lot to offer, such as giac lam pagoda (dating from 1744) and giac vien pagoda (founded about 200 years

ago). Also, notre Dame cathedral, which was built between 1877 and 1883, is the most famous of the french-era churches in and around Saigon. this city has amazing bustling streets, fantastic restaurants and whitewashed trees. it is perfect for days of sightseeing, afternoons shopping and evenings spent enjoying a sunset drink at a roof-top bar or on a cruise on Saigon river.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hillsaigon resorT hoTel nikko This is the newest 5 star deluxe hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel Nikko Saigon has 334 rooms/suites and 53 apartments. Ideally located in the business district of Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel offers easy access to the Tan Son Nhat International airport, many landmarks, museums and cultural centers, the central business district, and shopping and entertainment areas.

With an average room size of 40sqm, the main guestrooms are among the most spacious rooms in Ho Chi Minh City. Earth tone colors with minimalist design and brand new rooms promise that all guests will have a comfortable and pleasant stay. Amenities such as LCD TV sets, high-speed internet access, separate showers and washlet toilets are in all guest rooms.

Mandalay hill resorT noVoTel saigon CenTre The 247 room Novotel Saigon Centre is perfect for both leisure and business customers. It features an international buffet restaurant, the Square, a lobby lounge, a rooftop bar and a wellness center which includes a swimming pool, fitness center, sauna and spa.

The hotel's 5 meeting rooms offer the latest AV equipment and provide over 400sqm of space that can accommodate up to 350 persons. Technical support teams are on standby to ensure the success of all corporate or social events.

“Always surprise and delight the guest. This goes beyond upgrades, which they may well be able to secure themselves.” Luxury Travel Advisor

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247 rooms from Superior to Executive Suite with magnificent view overlooking the city Free internet in all public areas and rooms Free access to swimming pool, fitness, sauna and steam bath Executive lounge at the 19th flor with special benefits The Square international buffet restaurant, Bar 167 Faubourg and roof top bar Addess: 167 Hai Ba Trung street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: +84(0) 8 38 22 48 66 - Email: H7965-RE@acor.com Website: www.novotel-saigon-centre.com

"Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today's most sophisticated travelers, in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays" the Timeout Magazine, Vietnam's Leading Lifestyle and Travel Magazine


The deďŹ nition of luxury is radically changing. Words telegraphing this shift include: experience, value, bespoke, heritage, story, discrete, buzz-generating, discovery, adventure, socially-conscious, politically responsible, self-enriching, connecting, family-oriented, inner-directed, simplicity, the little things, customer in charge. Luxury Travel Advisor

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mekong Delta

Destination

Selling Tip

vietnam’s rice basket, the mekong Delta is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty mekong river. the inhabitants are friendly and easygoing. the uniquely southern charm, with its welcoming introduction to life along the river is the real draw, and visitors can explore quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered for at the colorful floating markets or dine on home-cooked delicacies before overnight stays as a house guest. other highlights include visits to local orchards, flower

markets and fish farms. there are also bird sanctuaries and impressive khmer pagodas in the region.

A Fascinating Destination with an Incredible History, Diverse Cultures, Stunning Scenery and Rich Heritage.

the climate is tropical with two seasons. the rain lasts from may to november, while the dry season runs from December to April. the average temperature is 27c while the humidity can reach an oppressive 83%. the wet season is the best time to visit the delta, because this is when the fields are at their most alluring green.

lUx’s hoT lisT The sandoWay resorT ngaPali ViCToria Can Tho resorT and sPa Victoria Can Tho Resort and Spa is a boutique resort in the centre of the Mekong Delta, which blends colonial-style architecture with the natural beauty of the river. Close to Can Tho town, but a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, the resort lies on the banks of the Hau River, set amidst gardens with a plethora of exotic plants. There are a total of 92 rooms, including 84 spacious

and beautifully decorated single/twin rooms and 8 Victoria Suites with spectacular views. Victoria Can Tho combines the grace of traditional Vietnamese architecture and the comfort of an international hotel. The Lady Hau, a remodeled rice barge, is available for breakfast, sunset, and dinner cruises. It also seats up to 40 guests for sightseeing tours and visits to floating markets.

The sandoWay resorT ngaPali soMe neW desTinaTions in ha Tien aPPeal To inTernaTional VisiTors These include the Green Island Hotel and Ha Tien Entertainment Resort (hatienvegas.com).

Saigon before getting home.

Ha Tien, near Cambodia’s border, is opening to travelers and rivals Halong Bay, but is less crowded.

Our exotic “Southern Vietnam Tour in 12 Days” features the depth of the Mekong and an extension to the pristine beach of Phu Quoc Island.

The nearest airport is Rach Gia, so you can fly to Phu Quoc Island for a beach vacation,and then fly to

Upscale cruises operate along the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap or vice versa.

“We take pride on being on the cutting edge of luxury travel trends and destinations, and believe our attention to detail is what sets us apart from other tour companies. Luxury Travel provides speed, convenience and easy access to information - exactly what contemporary travelers need in this current climate, even if it is last-minute. Our team is able to customize any travel experience in Indochina, Thailand and Myanmar you want, so you name it, we do it in style within 24 hours.” Hien Pham, Sales Executive, Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam

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phu Quoc

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip The Cleanest and Most Beautiful Beach of the World phu Quoc is what phuket would be if it hadn't been overrun by development. phu Quoc’s beaches were voted the cleanest and most beautiful in the world by ABc news. phu Quoc is also famous for producing the best “nuoc mam” or fermented fish sauce in the world. most people come to phu Quoc for active holidays. the pristine hard and soft coral, especially off the small islands to the south,

are often hidden by masses of colorful fish. those without their own transport could also arrange a tour of the island, making sure to pass by some pepper plantations and the war memorial and former prison, both of which are located in the south of the island. there are few upscale resorts on the island, but this is expected to change.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorTVillage resorT and sPa long beaCh anCienT Long Beach Resort has 72 rooms and possesses architecture in the style of a Vietnamese traditional village. The resort offers a new standard of exclusive and bespoke indulgence. The unbridled luxury with obvious attention to design, details and pure escapism makes the resort stand out in the region. There are two types of rooms Ancient Deluxe and

Ancient Suite. The 36.3m² luxurious Ancient Deluxe rooms offer a unique wooden interior. Each room is equipped with TV, DVD player and IDD telephone, as well as a spacious balcony. The spacious 84m² two story suites have extraordinary design, and have a flat TV screen, DVD player and IDD telephone.

Mandalay hill resorT Chen sea resorT & sPa - CenTara boUTiqUe ColleCTion Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Centara Boutique Collection is a beachfront, 4-star resort located in a quiet pristine bay, allowing guests to enjoy the peace and natural beauty of Phu Quoc Island. Conveniently located 15 minutes away from Phu Quoc Airport, the resort was built after a long and thorough study in order to be integrated into the natural

environment of the bay and its surrounding coastal zone. All the bungalows are sea view; the hotel offers 24 Sea View Villas and 12 Pool/Sea View Villas. All the villas also have a marvelous outdoor tropical bathroom. Maybe best of all each villa offers a private, outdoor, freshwater pool!

"Discerning travelers look for an authentic travel experience in and focus on the whole experience and tend to be cash-rich and time-poor, and are happy to pay luxury travel advisors to take the time putting tours together for them. Those experiences that no one else can provide. It's authenticity coupled with luxury.” Huyen Trang, French Sales Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam

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Today's traveler is healthy, physically ďŹ t, and adventurous - eager to explore remote destinations, interact with local people, and engage in cultural activities. Luxury Travel Advisor


con Dao

VIETNAM

Destination

Selling Tip One of the World's Top 20 Mysterious Islands con Dao is a 16 island archipelago within Ba ria - vung tau province, in southeast vietnam. it is famed for its crystal clear blue-green waters, soft golden sand beaches, lush mangrove forests and beautiful coral reefs. the renowned luxury travel magazine travel and leisure has put con Dao island on the list of the top most mysterious 20 islands in the world.

getting there is easy, as con Dao is approximately 230 km from ho chi minh city which is served by many of the world’s leading airlines. the transfer flight to con Dao takes approximately 45 minutes. located close to the equator, con Dao enjoys a warm tropical climate. the average temperature is 27 degrees celsius. Sea conditions are calm throughout the archipelago which makes for excellent swimming, snorkeling and diving all year round.

lUx’s hoT lisT The six sandoWay senses ConresorT dao ngaPali Vietnam’s newest island destination, Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful archipelago only a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City.

landscapes and stunning turquoise waters.

Six Senses Con Dao lies along 1.6 km of sandy beach, surrounded by dramatic mountain

The 50 private pool villas offer space and privacy along with an uncompromising standard of luxury. Villas are either Ocean View or Ocean Front (singlelevel and duplex) offering a choice of one, three and four bedrooms.

Luxury travelers today are seeking more outof-the-box experiences. Luxury travel today is about personal value - a trip that can bring a family together, enhance a luxury lifestyle and ultimately create unforgettable memories. Our clients want experience-driven travel. They expect keen attention to detail. They want to taste, feel and touch, and be

blown away by everything they do. And they want exclusive access. Privacy is also very important for our high profile clients who live under a spotlight. Private islands, super yachts and exclusive ecolodges in remote and exotic locations offer the opportunity to spend time with chosen friends and family away from the paparazzi. At the luxury end,

there can be no one-size-fits-all. Our guests expect to be treated as if the island was theirs, given the price they pay for exclusivity. What they want are experiences. But above all, they want seclusion. A private island offers guests the opportunity to completely 'disappear' and meld into another world.” Brenda Sunoo, Representative of Luxury Travel Ltd in the USA

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Vietnam’s beaches are undeveloped so push clients who like to be first to discover a destination. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. It is 45 minute flight from HCM city and offers the most beautiful islands and settings in Vietnam Tram Pham, Luxury Travel Ltd Saigon


top highlightS Take the deluxe Victoria train for part of your journey to Sapa (north of Hanoi), have adventure by day and comfort by night at Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa. Trek in Sapa through dramatic hill-tribe country. Spend a couple of lazy days on a private chartered boat around spectacular Halong Bay, cruise on your own itinerary, do whatever you want, kayaking, boating, caving, sunbathing and at the end of the day, enjoy sunset over a glass of wine in one of Asia’s top five best tropical island paradises as voted by CNN. Spend a couple of night in Hanoi, to experience the contrast of two cities, Hanoi and Saigon. Take a vintage to do city tour. Hunt for paintings of famous artists, and have afternoon tea in terrace bar in Sofitel Metropole

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Hanoi Hotel. Cyclo ride and dine in style in many French villas converted to gourmet restaurant. Take a day trip to magnificent attractions in surrounding Hanoi. See great places like on the heritage road from Hue to Hoi An, and then relax at one of the most luxurious beach in the world in Danang. Take a trip through the Mekong Delta south of Ho Chi Minh City. Relax on a stunning beach at the end of your trip in the tropical beach such as Mui Ne Beach, Phu Quoc or Con Dao Island before flying home.


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Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Festival Hue in April 2012 in Hue City, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that the tourism sector should welcome more than 10 million international travelers, service 48 million domestic tourists, create three million jobs and contribute 7% of the country’s gross domestic product by 2020.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said more foreign airlines are going to expand their service in Vietnam, with Silk Air of Singapore eyeing a route to Hanoi in addition to its current service to Da Nang in central Vietnam. While Laos Airlines makes connections from Pakse to Danang three times per week at the new international Danang airport.

Vietnam’s tourism development strategy for the next decade is to enhance the professionalism, quality and efficiency of the Vietnamese travel industry. The target projections in the national tourism strategy are seen as obtainable given what the industry achieved in 2011. Last year, the industry serviced more than six million international visitors and 30 million local tourists, and registered earnings of VND130 trillion (some US$6.25 billion), and the number of tourists’ increases on average 20% year after year.

In late March 2012, United Airlines and Japan's All Nippon Airways announced their agreement to cooperate in an effort to open the Vietnam-US route as of April 1, with flights transiting in Hong Kong, Japan or both. On March 23, 2012 the Filipino airline Cebu Pacific opened two weekly flights between Manila and Hanoi. The first ever direct flights from Hanoi and HCM City to London three times per week will bring UK travelers to the region, increasing arrivals by 30%.

The tourism industry is looking to 6.5 million international arrivals, 32 million domestic travelers and revenue of VND150 trillion in 2012. The already approved tourism development strategy envisages the number of international arrivals will be 7-7.5 million, domestic travelers 36-37 million, revenue of US$10-11 billion by 2015, and the tourism sector will contribute 5.56% of the country’s GDP by that year. hoTels The number of hotel rooms is expected to reach 390,000 with 30-35% being three to five-star rooms by 2015, and 580,000 rooms with 35-40% rated as three to five-star rooms by 2020. Once perceived as a budget to mid-range destination, Vietnam has become more uscale in recent years. A development reflected in the growing number of luxury hotels and resorts across the country. M Gallery Hotel de l’Opera has opended its door in Hanoi. Rex and Grand hotels have been upgraded to five star hotels, Nikko Hotel Saigon, Novotel Saigon Centre opened and Vietnam-based Ekipurean has also unveiled luxe boutique An Lam

international designers and operators, and a new airport terminal is another piece of the puzzle which is contributing to the growth of Da Nang as a tourism hub in the region.

Emirates of the UAE plans to launch a Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City route in June, while Jeju Air of South Korea will offer daily flights from Seoul to HCMC.

Ninh Van Bay Villas near Nha Trang and An Lam Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay villas near Nha Trang. Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. It is 45 minute flight from HCM city and offers the most beautiful islands and settings in Vietnam. Please see our Lux Hot List for new and trendy hotels and resorts across Vietnam. aCCess Da Nang has a growing range of tourist facilities, including leading golf courses and hotels from

Vietnam has made plans to develop its infrastructure at a commensurate rate with the expected growth, including plans for an airport in Dong Nai Province in southern Vietnam, and upgrades to Noi Bai International Airport, as well as Cam Ranh and Nha Trang airports. Vietnam's newest budget airlines, Vietjet Air has commenced operations on domestic routes. The airline has lofty plans to become Vietnam's first private airline to operate both domestic and international flights by 2015. relaTed neWs As of June 1, 2012 foreign travelers will receive VAT refunds for the goods they have purchased in Vietnam when leaving the country via Hanoi's Noi Bai or Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airports.

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THE ASIAN SPECIALIST IN THE ART OF TRAVEL

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Travel the length of Vietnam on this weeklong tour, stopping in HCMC, Hanoi and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in between.

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Travel the length of Vietnam on this weeklong tour, stopping in HCMC (in the south), Hanoi (in the north), and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in between. Begin in dynamic HCMC, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels or spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta. Next, fly to atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-

designated World Heritage site. Opt to stay at a luxury beach resort in nearby Danang, or a boutique riverside hotel in the heart of Hoi An. Take an optional day trip to the former capital Hue. Wrap up in Hanoi, Vietnam's artistic and intellectual capital. Also spend a day cruising Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape.

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DiScover vietnAm in Style 10 DAyS

Capture the crème de la crème, beach, essence, culture or food of the region it visits, allowing you to really get to grips with a particular area in the stylish way.

TRIPCODE: VCDV10D ho Chi Minh CiTy • nha Trang • hanoi • halong bay Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi, where you will discover the most highlights of the country, dine, shop in style. You will be treated to a couple of nights on luxurious beach resorts in Nha Trang. You spend several days in a seaside hotel/resort overlooking beautiful Nha Trang Bay or Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Nha Trang. For your leisure time, snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the

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unspoiled mountain and sea views. Throughout the tour, you will stay in exclusive resorts or trendy boutique hotels and take a private-chartered junk cruise in Halong Bay. You will find spas, golfing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife in style. This tour is designed to capture the crème de la crème, beach, essence, culture or food of the region it visits, allowing you to really get to grips with a particular area in a stylish way.


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BeSt coloniAl, culturAl AnD heritAge 11 DAyS/ 10 nightS

Selling Tip You discover 5 World Heritages listed Sites in Vietnam.

TRIPCODE: VBCHT11D hCM CiTy • CU Chi TUnnels • Mekong delTa • hoi an & danang • halong bay • hanoi We have designed this cultural journey for people keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam but with limited time to spare.

ancient capital Hue. This trip starts from colonial Hanoi and ends in vibrant Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City.

You discover 5 World Heritages listed Sites in Vietnam, the Thang Long Citadel in Hanoi, the magnificent Halong Bay in Tonkin Gulf, the historical and cultural depth of Hoi An the enigmatic Cham Towers in My Son, and the

This tour allows you to discover Vietnam's most stunning landscapes, ancient history, cultures, heritages, friendly people and interesting regions.

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We take you to discover the very best that Vietnam has to offer in 11 days.

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vietnAm luxury ADventure trAvel 2 DAyS - 11nightS

You enjoy adventure by day, luxury by nights.

TRIP CODE: VCLA12D hanoi • saPa • halong bay • nha Trang • ho Chi Minh CiTy and Mekong delTa Discover a land of adventures, as you enjoy adventure by day, luxury by nights. Stay in the best hotels and resorts and 3 nights stay in the world class beach resort in Nha Trang. Experience the finest local food, take a first class ride on a deluxe train, trek and hide in the forest

and hill tribal villages, then back to the comfort at night in Sapa. Kayak in the ocean, then back to the luxury junk for accommodation in Halong Bay. This special 12 day adventure tour combining local charm and chic from North to South Vietnam which is

so unique and special for a life time experience. The beauty of this adventure is that you discover the most highlights of the country, pristine islands and beaches and get a feel for the places.

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exotic Southern vietnAm tour in 12 DAyS

Discover the Authentic Mekong Delta with an In-Depth and Exotic Experience on the Beaches of Phu Quoc Island.

TRIP CODE: VSTESV12 saigon (hCMC) • Vinh long • Can Tho • ChaU doC • ha Tien • CaP Ca MaU • daT MUi • raCh gia • PhU qUoC island Discover the Authentic Mekong Delta with an In-Depth and Exotic Experience on the Beaches of Phu Quoc Island.

will venture off the beaten path of the Mekong Region from Chau Doc to Ha Tien and from Can Tho to Cap Ca Mau.

Whether it’s the sights, sounds or tastes, there’s always something captivating to grab your attention.

Of course, you will have time to relax and cruise on a charming boat on the Mekong River and stay in the best available hotels in the region including the newest Vegas Hotel in Ha Tien.

NEW TOURS

Lose yourself in the vibrant markets or observe the relaxed life of the Mekong locals while you travel by boat through the winding waterways of lush South Vietnam. Activities during the trip include trekking, cruising, biking and boating. You

Your trip ends at the Phu Quoc Islands, just 45 minutes by air from Rach Gia. Phu Quoc is a relatively undiscovered island paradise, with warm clear waters and long stretches of sandy beaches.

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vietnAm chic ADventure tour in 14 DAyS

Stay in the best hotels, take a first class ride on a deluxe train, kayak, trek through the forests and still come back to comfortable surroundings at night.

TRIP CODE: VCAT14D ho Chi Minh CiTy • CU Chi TUnnels • Cao dai TeMPles • Mekong delTa • nha Trang • hanoi • saPa • halong bay Vietnam is a land of adventure, with a rich culture, diverse & friendly people and spectacular landscapes. These have all helped propel Vietnam to its current status as one of the most fashionable destinations in Southeast Asia. On this tour, you will discover the variety and freshness of Vietnamese cuisine, as well as the fun of kayaking, trekking, or cycling. You will enjoy

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taking in spectacular sights and learning about new cultures, but you will have plenty of time to luxuriate in diverse lodgings, from the region's finest luxury and boutique hotels to a stylish junk on Halong Bay. The chic adventure tour allows you to stay in the best hotels, take a first class ride on a deluxe train, trek through the forests and still come back to comfortable surroundings at night.


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luxury meetS heritAge Along ho chi minh trAil 29 DAyS

Selling Tip Luxury meets heritage along Ho Chi Minh Trail, a 29 day luxury trip, takes travelers to various beautiful and authentic and new destinations in Vietnam by road.

TRIP CODE: DHTVN29D hanoi • saPa- baC ha • halong bay • ninh binh • ho dynasTy CiTadel • Phong nha • ke bang • dMZ • hUe • My son ChaM rUins •hoi an anCienT ToWn • qUi nhon • ChaM ToWers • qUy nhon • nha Trang • nha Trang • Phan rang • Phan ThieT • MUi ne • hCMC • CU Chi TUnnels • My Tho • Can Tho • FloaTing MarkeT • hCMC . Luxury meets heritage along Ho Chi Minh Trail, a 29 day luxury trip, takes travelers to various beautiful and authentic and new destinations in Vietnam.

The tour includes a private vehicle, guide and stay in Vietnam's top hotels in every destination, with a two or three night stay in every place to absorb the best it has to offer.

This trip has been designed for the discerning traveler who enjoys a classy, yet adventurous and unique experience in Vietnam.

The trip includes visits to all of the country's World Heritage Sites. We have created this tour along the coastline of Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City to allow you to enjoy a unique way to find out more about the country and its people.

NEW TOURS

You will have the trip of a lifetime as you travel from North to South Vietnam by road along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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exotic vietnAm 21 DAyS

This trip emphasizes the scenic and natural beauty of Vietnam, minimizing your time in big cities, yet balancing authenticity with luxury accommodations and service.

TRIP CODE: ExTVN21 hanoi • saPa ToPas • eColodge • bai TU long bay • CaT ba island • hai Phong • Thai binh • ninh binh • hUe • hoi an • danangdalaT • naM CaT Tien • Can gio • hCM CiTy This exciting three week trip allows you to discover the exotic places of the country, from North to South Vietnam, and stay in new and trendy hotels and resorts. Trek and cycle through ethnic minority villages in Vietnam's remote northern highlands. Cruise on your own itinerary, sea kayak among towering limestone karsts and explore hidden lagoons in magical Halong Bay and off the beaten track Bai Tu Long Bay. See farming and fishing in Hoi

An, boat trip Cu Lao Cham island, animal watching in Nam Cat Tien and Can Gio are on this authentic tour. Luxuriate in diverse lodgings. This trip emphasizes the scenic and natural beauty of Vietnam, minimizing your time in big cities, yet balancing authenticity with luxury accommodations and service

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m.i.c.e MICE is a part of luxury, and our company, which has conducted extensive research, has created the Meeting Incentive Conference and Exhibition Department. With its incredible culture and unique beauty, Vietnam is the perfect destination for MICE events. The company specializes in planning and organizing incentive trips and has been one of the leading MICE destination companies in Vietnam.

golf Vietnam is becoming known as one of the premier golf destinations in Asia with 29 golf courses. Travelers will discover the diversity of Vietnam’s culture, landscape and history, while also devoting time to their favorite hobby, golf. Vietnam was one of the first countries in Asia to create high quality golf courses, including the last emperor's private 9-hole course in Dalat in the 1920s. Golfers can travel across the country to play golf at their own pace since we have tour packages ranging from 20 day tours to quick one day golf outings in major cities such as HCMC, Phan Thiet, Dalat, Nha Trang, Danang, and Hanoi.

excurSionS These trips are the best introductions to the best cities, golf courses, beaches, national parks, cooking classes, cruises and more. You can easily add an extension to other nearby destinations at any point during the guest’s stay in Vietnam.

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Richard Parks, Luxury Travel Ltd UK "With its incredible culture and unique beauty, Vietnam is the perfect destination for MICE events. Vietnam now is for everyone all sizes of MICE in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and newly Centre Vietnam (Hue, Danang, Hoian). The international standard hotel with modern conference facilities, resort and meeting rooms and variety of attractions suiting all tastes for nature and culture lovers, golf, relaxation activities, health and spa enthusiasts, cuisine, day trip. Nature and culture is waiting to sustain ably serve and satisfy most discerning guests."

Charlotte Ham Marketing Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam “A golf tour is one of the most emerging popular travel categories in terms of luxury travel. Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most scenic and fascinating golf destinations in Asia and has many high quality golf courses. Golfers can travel across the country to play golf on 15 golf courses along the country. “The Grand Vietnam Golfing Tour 19 Days” is the most popular tour for the golfer. The tour starts in bustling Saigon, and you make your way north, stopping for golf in Phan Thiet for the challenge of hole # 7 at Ocean Dunes Golf Course. You will visit Hoi An ancient town and tee off at the newest Montgomerie Links Golf Danang, as well as play the Chi Linh Star Golf Course before exploring Halong Bay and finishing in the capital of Hanoi.”

Huyen Vu, Operation Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam "Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, is like one big market place. Seeing entire families zipping around on one motorcycle, you wonder: Who is left indoors? In central Vietnam, one can relax in Hue, the former capital, which is less hectic than Hanoi. Visitors often experience the pleasure of getting lost amid myriad bread shops and pagodas. The Hoian town still retains the charm of a 17th century trade seaport and boasts beautiful beaches. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a metropolis as ripe as life in Hanoi, if not more. It is every bit the intoxicating Indochina of imagination you can expect. These sample cities are destinations brimming with energy. You feel the warmth of Asia here in Vietnam.”


the au co a lifetime experience in the gulf of tonkin Starting its maiden voyage in April 2012, The Au Co sets a new standard of luxury cruising in Halong Bay and the Gulf of Tonkin. The Au Co is the first and only luxury ship offering 3 day 2 night voyages into the most beautiful locations of Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.

Add: 47 Phan Chu Trinh Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: + 84-4-3933 4545 | Fax: + 84-4-3933 4646 E-mail: sales@aucocruises.com | Website: www.aucocruises.com


romAnce With the emergence of beach destinations and a growing number of luxury spa and boutique resorts, Vietnam is now defining itself as an attractive and exotic destination ideal for honeymoons or romantic trips.

cruiSeS We recommend the best junks in Halong Bay and beyond, including Indochina Sails, Emeraude, Gingers, Paradises, Bhaya Cruises or the newest, Au Co Cruise.We also arrange river barge cruises in the Mekong Delta and cruise ships from Saigon to Siem Reap.

fAmily Vietnam is perfectly suited for a family adventure and holiday. Children have a natural curiosity and quickly break through cultural and language barriers, particularly in Indochina where children are revered. Take a journey together from Hanoi to Sapa, historic Hue and Hoi An, while also visiting the beautiful beaches in Nha Trang, trek in the national parks, see safaris at nights and the modern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. On our Vietnam family tours, the whole family is certain to be entertained by the people, history, color and culture. What better education is there than the education of understanding, discovery and fun?

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Huong Pham, Operations Manager, Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam “Travelers will be met and presented with flowers and a welcome dinner on arrival day. Travelers will also find chocolates and flowers in the room, and we have added a few extra touches such as limo pick-ups and transfers, hotel upgrades, champagne, couple’s spa treatment, private picnics, private sunset cruises and lot of other nice surprises!”

Doan Linh, Marketing Executive of Luxury Trave Ltd Vietnam “I believe that a smooth, hassle-free tour from start to finish with an experienced, charismatic and engaging guide is the key to your luxury travel experience in Vietnam and Indochina, and that is what Luxury Travel Ltd provides. We specialize in luxury tours - you are the boss. You decide, with our input, what is best for you and your clients, and we get it done as you want it and exceed your expectation. Our offers, such as helicopter tours, wellness and spa trips, private yacht cruise, fine dining, and meetings with artisans, artists, business leaders and government officials, are extra special events that can make your trip to Vietnam an experience of a lifetime.”

Anita Sach, Representative of Luxury Travel Ltd in the UK. “Through experience we've determined how people imagine Asia and the kind of trip they enjoy on their first visit. As a group of family travelers, we've also determined a great daily pace for families traveling with children, and tours that are family friendly. By minimizing flights, maximizing day tours, and planning in time for naps or time to let the kids run around and get their wiggles out, you'll see this tour may be just the right fit for your family's first Vietnam luxury adventure”.


Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An

With 212 chalet like buildings housing the hotel rooms and suites and each of the room has a private balcony with garden view or ocean view. The originality of the Resort is 16 Suite rooms "the Hidden Charm of Golden Sand" as said by a guest. In addition, there are 196 Deluxe and Superior rooms. Their decoration is simple but warm and luxurious with Twin or King Bed, the bathroom has both bathtub and shower. 150m is a longest swimming pool in the Central Viet Nam and two swimming pools for Children, two restaurants serving delectable Vietnamese and Continental Cuisine. Tennis, mountain biking, scuba diving, accolade winning Vietnamese cooking classes and a wide range of well organized daily excursion options are available await at this fabulous hotel and a PADI licensed SCUBA diving operation. Kid's club for children as Kite flying, sand painting and mask painting‌ We open more facilities to satisfy the guest's relaxation and open tour to discover Hoi An and neighbouring beautiful sites as My Son Sanctuary, the former imperial city of Hue, and the mystical Phong Nha caves in Quang Binh province‌ it is really a destination with 4 world culture heritages. With more than 11 private room for ladies and gentlemen, the Scentual Spa offers you and your body the vitality and energy to reach your physical peak. You can soak in a Jacuzzi bathtub and let loose as the skilled hands of professional therapist drive your stresses away. You can also get a massage outside while listening to the waves, eyes half closed under the shade of a palm tree. Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Thanh Nien Road, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam Telephone: (84-510) 392 7550 Facsimile: (84-510) 392 7565 Email: reservation@swiss-belhotelgoldensandresort.com GDS Chain Code: FG www.swiss-belhotel.com


WellneSS AnD SpA Vietnam is an emerging spa destination in South East Asia, home to several of the world’s best spas, centuries-old massage techniques, and delicious, healthy cuisine. “Luxury Spas of Vietnam in 14 Days” package features the best spa destinations from North to South Vietnam, providing ample time for you to focus on the treatments and activities that most interest you, with the flexibility to choose your own spa program. A daily private chauffeur and expert guide will introduce spa lovers to the local culture at your own pace.

BeAch Vietnam's coastline stretches the entire length of the country, almost 3600km. Stunning white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palms and lapped by the warm East Sea offer peace and tranquility. In the past few years a small selection of world class hotels have been built along this otherwise undeveloped coastline. These resorts equal many of their rivals in more popular destinations yet without the crowds. We have exciting beach packages in various beach destinations in Vietnam. Check it out in our confidential tariff book or visit our website for more details.

gAStronomy Along with exploring new cultures, one of the great joys of travel is the discovery of new cuisines. Those unfamiliar with Vietnamese food are in for a treat, as the national cuisine is flavorful, colorful and extremely healthy. We are experts in culinary tours and our packages range from half-day gourmet tour samplings to 16-day tours which introduce you to the finest cuisine Vietnam has to offer.We introduce you to a cooking class focusing on the cuisine of each of Vietnam’s three regions.

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Thanh Thuy, German Sales and Marketing Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd. “This luxury spa tour of Vietnam includes leisurely stays at the best spa resorts, providing ample time for you to focus on the treatments and activities that most interest you. This spa experience is private, departs daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. Join the many who have discovered the healing effects of a spa getaway at one of these extraordinary destination spas and spa resorts, handpicked by our travel experts.”

Hung Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam. “Vietnam, an exotic destination, appeals with authentic interactions in an unspoilt environment. Travel agents will need to get to grips with the geography and logistics of Vietnam, it's very long coastline and the practicality of combining cities and attractions to create realistic itineraries for clients. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay villas near Nha Trang, Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. It is a 45 minute flight from HCM city and offers the most beautiful islands and settings in Vietnam.”

Thanh Xuan, French Sales and Marketing Senior, Luxury Travel Ltd. “From culinary courses to gourmet cooking weekends, discover the best culinary travel services for your next luxury culinary vacation. Foodies will love the myriad of culinary activities from private chefs, cooking schools and other luxury travel services that create unforgettable culinary experiences in Vietnam.”


ADventure Our luxury adventures have been specially designed for the needs of upscale clients, minimizing long journeys and leaving you with plenty of time to relax on beaches and view the wide array of Vietnamese wildlife.You will travel by luxury train, fly on a chartered helicopter, and explore the tropical jungle, before returning to the comfort of your luxury vacation home or villa. On this forest & beach adventure, you are certain to be entertained by the people, history, color and culture of Vietnam.

DAy tripS We have featured the most comprehensive optional day trips in Vietnam. Our scheduled and customized tours depart from Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), Hanoi, Danang, Hue, Nha Trang and Sapa. More than that, all of our tours are private, depart daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. Further, you can get instant confirmation from our team, so happy selling!

SpeciAl intereStS We believe that travel experiences are not “one size fits all,” but are instead very personal, with each aspect tailor made to specific tastes and preferences. We are constantly breaking new ground to develop innovative and interesting new tours. To whet your appetite, and to suit those with special interests, we have come up with some ideas like helicopter travel, private jets, archaeological trips, medical tourism, photography holidays, veteran tours, agriculture travel, bird watching, culinary tours, pilgrimage tours, art collector packages, volunteerism/philanthropy trips and more.

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Ha Nguyen, Operations Executive, Luxury Travel Ltd. “Luxury travelers have particular requirements and are people with time and money for their holidays. They are usually FITs and not group travelers, seek qualitative experiences and demand personal and confidential service. They often have requirements that, to the average person, seem absurd, but which should be evaluated in relation to the amounts spent for their acquisition. Today’s luxury traveler is not only sharp, experienced, informed, welltraveled and adventurous, but also has an eye for value-for-money. He is often much younger than not so long ago. Beyond these common characteristics, luxury travelers are not homogeneous with regard to their income and wealth, nor with regard to their psychographic profile.”

Ha Van Hiep, Luxury Travel Ltd Danang. “Luxury travelers are seeking out ways to stay active and healthy on the road, carving out time for bike rides, hiking, and water sports. Clients want to go to places where they have plenty of options to take day trips and enjoy active excursions such as trekking, kayaking to diving. We also see increased lengths of stay and multiple room bookings to accommodate multi-generational travel. Bespoke itineraries with a sense of place are very trendy now, and travelers always seek out what’s next and new in exotic destinations.”

Brenda Sunoo, US. Overseas Representative, Luxury Travel Ltd USA “We are specialists in the art of travel, serves today’s most sophisticated travelers, in privately guided and fully customized holidays led by native-born, multilingual travel professionals. Our tours are designed with flexibility to suit your personal interest, schedule, energy level and budget. At each destination, you will have the reassurance of being accompanied by your own attentive guide and driver.”


the country guiDe WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM? The peak season is from september to april where the weather is beautiful from north to south Vietnam. Vietnam's elongated shape, stretching from the tropics to the subtropics zone, accounts for the varied climate in the country. Vietnam is a year round destination, when one part of Vietnam is cloudy and rainy, there are other parts of the country that can be sunny and warm. North Vietnam enjoys four seasons, meanwhile Central and South have, rainy and dry seasons. Heat and humidity are typical weather of Vietnam. Weather is often a determinant factor in travel planning. Since Vietnam covers several climatic zones, the weather can change significantly traveling north to south. The most travelers come to Vietnam from September to April. how about the summer time, is from May to august is good time to holidaying in Vietnam? Discerning visitors often plan a journey to Vietnam with a single query in head,“Is the summer is a good time to discover the place and enjoy beach holiday getaways?” The simple answer is, absolutely!”

VISA TO VIETNAM VISITORS MUST OBTAIN VISA APPROVAL PRIOR TO ENTRY. A TOURIST VISA FOR VIETNAM CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY VIETNAM EMBASSY OR CONSULATE OFFICE WORLDWIDE. VISAS ARE VALID FOR 30 DAYS AND CAN BE ExTENDED THROUGH OUR HEAD OFFICE IN VIETNAM.

aPPly For a Visa aT an eMbassy

which you apply).

REQUIREMENT and PROCEDURE Passport valid for 6 months beginning first day of travel

Pre-aPProVed Visa

Visa application form.

To save your time and money we can help you to arrange approval visas at reduced cost for visitors who book one of our tours.

2-3 of 4*6 inch photo

The procedure is as follows:

• Visa fee: in a range of 50 - 85US$ if applied directly to Embassy or 2545 US$ if your visa has been pre-approved. This fee depends on Embassy and type of visa you have required. The visa application form may vary from embassy to embassy, so you need to take the form from the embassy where you will get the visa. Submit this form filled with your original passport, 2 or 3 photos, and visa fee. If you apply directly to the embassy, your information is then sent to Hanoi for approval, so it takes about 4 to 10 days (depending on the country from

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Passport details, arrival and departure dates are faxed to our company no later than 14 days before passengers' departure to Vietnam. •

We submit details to the Immigration Department.

• The Immigration Department notifies our company of visa approval and sends a fax/telex approval to the embassy or consulate in the country of the visitors' residence. •

We send a fax copy of the approval to the agent or individual concerned.


When your visa is ready at the Vietnam Embassy, we inform you and you must go to Vietnam Embassy or Consulate to pick up the visa and pay visa fees.

VisiTors Can obTain Visa on arriVal (Voa). iT is easy and reCoMMended Under lUxUry TraVel's Care. Visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival in Vietnam. We can apply for you to get a visa upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, at Danang airport or Noi Bai international airport, Hanoi. The visa is done by us. Normally an urgent visa upon arrival (3 working days before arrival) at US$ 75 and a normal US$ 50 and both need 2 passport sized photos, we provide this VOA service free of charge for all in house guests who book tours with us through our travel partner.

Important Notes: If you enter and exit Vietnam for more than one times, you must process a multi entry visa: For example, you visit Vietnam then you travel to Cambodia and back to Vietnam for few days, you must have a multi entry visa beforehand. Vietnam Visa exemption Vietnamese people that hold foreign passports and foreigners who are their husbands, wives and children are exempt from visa requirements to enter Vietnam and are allowed to stay for not more than 90 days. In order to be granted visa exemption certificates at Vietnamese representative offices abroad, overseas Vietnamese need to meet these conditions: •

Foreign-issued permanent residence certificate (PRC) with the validity of at least six months since the date of entrance.

Visa exemption paper (VEP) is granted by Vietnamese appropriate authorities.

Those who expect to stay more than 90 days must apply for visa according to current stipulations before their entrance.

Please provide the following information so we can apply for your visa. 1. Full name on passport

5. Date of birth

2. Gender

6. Nationality

3. Passport number

7. Date of arrival

4. Date of expiry

8. Flight number and time

If we receive the above information, we will process the visa within 3 working days. Upon receiving the pre-approved visa, we send it to you right away. Kindly print it out and show it when needed. Upon arrival at Vietnam's airport, expect a simple form to fill in. Kindly prepare 2 pictures, 25 USD for stamp fees per person and 15 minutes waiting time.

Country and its citizen do not need Vietnam visa: Asian Countries: Thailand (exempt validity: 30 days), Indonesia (30 days), Singapore (30 days), Malaysia (30 days), The Philippines (15 days), Laos (30 days), Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam (30 days), Japan (15 days), South Korea (15 days), Cambodia (14 days) European Countries: Sweden (15 days), Denmark (15 days), Finland (15 days), Norway (15 days), Russia (15 days)

Tourist visas

ViP airport Fast Track services by luxury Travel ltd.

The tourist visa is only for single entry and one month stay, but extendable after you enter Vietnam. Diplomatic, official visas, business and other types of visas should be applied for through the official agencies or government or business sponsor.

With these extra services, luxury travelers will no longer need to wait in a queue for immigration and to get visa stamped, as the airport staff will greet them at the arrival terminal with a sign board and assist them in completing all entry immigration forms. Their baggage will be sorted and located at a separated area in front of the Custom Area, and then the airport staff will assist passengers to pick up and put baggage through x-ray machines. They will then help passengers with the luggage while exiting the terminal and meeting the tour guide. Contact our Luxury Travel Advisor for this fast visa service at the airports in Vietnam.

business visas Very convenient as they allow you to stay from 3 to 6 months, with multiple entry options (A lot of expats like to visit nearby countries such as Thailand or Cambodia for long week ends). If you are here as an investor, then you can ask for extended visas.

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LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN VIETNAM Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. hanoi

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SOFITEL MéTROPOLE LEGEND HANOI HOTEL www.sofitel-legend.com

HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL www.hanoi.hilton.com

INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE HOTEL

SOFITEL PLAZA HANOI HOTEL

www.ichotelsgroup.com www.sofitel.com

MERCURE HANOI LA GARE

HOTEL DE L’OPéRA HANOI M GALLERY

SUNWAY HOTEL HANOI

www.mercure.com www.hoteldelopera.com www.hanoi.sunwayhotels.com

halong bay

LA RESIDENCE HOTEL AND SPA HUE www.la-residence-hue.com

PILGRIMAGE VILLAGE RESORT AND SPA.

IMPERIAL HOTEL HUE

www.pilgrimagevillage.com www.imperial-hotel.com.vn

ANA MANDARA HUE

PREMIER BEST WESTERN INDOCHINE PALACE

SAIGON MORIN HOTEL HUE

www.epikurean.ws www.bwp-indochinepalace.com www.morinhotel.com.vn

MERCURE HUE GERBERA HOTEL

VEDANā LAGOON RESORT & SPA

www.mercure.com www.vedanaresorts.com

AU CO CRUISES IN THE GULF OF TONKIN

VALENTINE, VALENTINE PREMIUM, INDOCHINA SAILS JUNKS.

www.aucocruises.com

hoi an

THE NAM HAI www.ghmhotels.com

www.indochinasails.com

PARADISE CRUISES

HOI AN PALM GARDEN RESORT AND SPA

SWISS BEL-HOTEL GOLDEN SAND RESORT AND SPA

www.palmgardenresort.com.vn

www.paradisecruises.org

BHAYA CRUISES

HALONG GINGER, JASMINE, VIOLET JUNKS

PRIVATE CHARTER JUNKS THE PRINCESS THE PRINCE - THE RED DRAGON - THE LAGOON ExPLORER - THE DRAGON’S PEARL INDOCHINA JUNK

www.bhayacruises.com www.cruisehalong.com

www.indochina-junk.com

EMERAUDE CLASSIC CRUISE www.emeraude-cruise.com

NOVOTEL HALONG HOTEL. www.novotelhalongbay.com

HOLIDAY VILLAS HALONG BAY

www.swiss-belhotel.com

SUNRISE HOI AN RESORT AND SPAN

HOI AN RIVERSIDE RESORT AND SPA

FUSION MAIA HOI AN RESORT AND SPA

www.sunrisehoian.vn www.hoianriverresort.com www.fusion-resorts.com

VICTORIA HOI AN BEACH RESORT AND SPA

LIFE HERITAGE HOI AN RESORT AND SPA

LE BELHAMY RESORT AND SPA

www.victoriahotels.asia www.life-resorts.com www.belhamy.com

www.holidayvillahalongbay.com

CaT ba island

danang

CAT BA SUNRISE RESORT AND SPA

FURAMA RESORT DANANG

saPa

HYATT REGENCY DANANG RESORT AND SPA

VICTORIA SAPA RESORT & SPA

INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG RESORT

TOPAS ECO-LODGE SAPA

VINPEARL LUxURY DANANG

www.catbasunriseresort.com

www.furamavietnam.com

www.danang.regency.hyatt.com www.victoriahotels.asia

www.ichotelsgroup.com

www.topasecolodge.com

www.vinpearlluxury-danang.com

ninh binh

SON TRA RESORT AND SPA

EMERALDA NINH BINH RESORT AND SPA

FUSION MAIA DANANG RESORT AND SPA

CUC PHUONG HOT SPRING RESORT AND SPA

THE OCEAN VILLAS DANANG

www.sontra.com.vn www.emeraldaresort.com

www.fusionmaiadanang.com www.theoceanvillas.com.vn

www.cucphuongresort.vn

LIFESTYLE RESORT DANANG www.lifestyle-resort-danang.com

qUang binh

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SUN SPA RESORT AND VILLAS www.sunsparesortvietnam.com

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MERCURE DANANG

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LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN VIETNAM Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. dalaT

ANA MANDARA DALAT VILLAS www.anamandara-resort.com

DALAT PALACE LUxURY HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB

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PhU yen BAI TRAM HIDEAWAY RESORT

CENDELUxE HOTEL

www.bai-tram.com

VINPEARL RESORT AND SPA

VINPEARL LUxURY NHA TRANG

www.vinpearlland.com www.vinpearlluxury-nhatrang.com

• Phan ThieT PRINCESS D’ANAM RESORT & SPA IN KE GA

www.mui-ne.anantara.com

www.imperialhotel.vn

HO TRAM BEACH RESORT AND SPA

ANOASIS BEACH RESORT

www.hotramresort.com www.anoasisresort.com.vn

SUNRISE NHA TRANG HOTEL AND SPA www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn

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VICTORIA CAN THO RESORT AND SPA www.victoriahotels-asia.com

www.novotel.com

HA TIEN VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT RESORT

WHITE SANDS DOC LET RESORT AND SPA www.whitesandresort.com.vn

LE COCHICHINE

THE BASSAC BOATS

www.cocobeach.net

SONG xANH SAMPAN AND CAI BE PRINCESS

www.seahorseresortvn.com

MEKONG EYES

HOTEL NOVOTEL PHAN THIET OCEAN DUNES & GOLF RESORT COCO BEACH RESORT

MIA RESORT NHA TRANG www.mianhatrang.com

SEA HORSE RESORT AND SPA BLUE OCEAN RESORT AND SPA MUI NE BY LIFE RESORTS ROMANA RESORT AND SPA SEA LINKS BEACH HOTEL

www.hatienvegas.com

CHAM VILLAS RESORT

www.chamvillas.com

www.lecochinchine.com

RV LA MARGUERITE

AVALON WATERWAYS

PANDAW RIVER CRUISE FROM SAIGON TO CAMBODIA

www.margueritemekong.com www.avalonwaterways.com

www.pandaw.com

HERITAGE LINE (THE JAYAVARMAN AND THE JAHAN)

www.heritage-line.com

ho Chi Minh CiTy

www.transmekong.com

www.mekongeyes.com

www.sealinkscity.com

BINH AN VILLAGE RESORT AND SPA www.binhanvillage.com

SHERATON NHA TRANG HOTEL AND SPA

VICTORIA PHAN THIET BEACH RESORT AND SPA

www.romanaresort.com.vn

IMPERIAL HOTEL VUNG TAU

NOVOTEL NHA TRANG HOTEL

www.life-resorts.com

www.novotel.com

BAMBOO VILLAGE RESORT AND SPA www.victoriahotels.asia

BEST WESTERN BHUVANA HON TAM ISLAND

VUng TaU

www.starwoodhotels.com

ANATARA MUI NE RESORT & SPA www.bamboovillageresort.vn

www.life-resorts.com

www.hontamresort.com.vn

www.princessannam.com

EVASON ANA-MANDARA NHA TRANG RESORT & SPA

www.cendeluxehotel.com

LIFE WELLNESS RESORT AND SPA

AN LAM NINH VAN BAY VILLAS

www.sixsenses.com

www.epikurean.ws

SIx SENSES NINH VAN BAY NHA TRANG www.sixsenses.com

www.dalatpalace.vn

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nha Trang

PARK HYATT SAIGON HOTEL www.saigon.park.hyatt.com

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CENTARA CHEN SEA RESORT AND SPA

www.sheratongrandtower.com

LA VERANDA GRAND MERCURE RESORT AND SPA

SHERATON SAIGON HOTEL

www.centarahotelsresorts.com

CARAVELLE HOTEL SAIGON

SAIGON NEW WORLD HOTEL

RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL SAIGON

PhU qUoC island

INTERCONTINENTAL ASIANA SAIGON HOTEL

www.caravellehotel.com

MANGO BAY RESORT PHU QUOC

www.marriott.com

LONG BEACH PHU QUOC ISLAND

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

EDEN RESORT PHU QUOC ISLAND

www.saigon.newworldhotels.com

HOTEL MAJESTIC SAIGON

GRAND HOTEL SAIGON

AN LAM SAIGON RIVER

DUxTON HOTEL SAIGON

www.mgallery.com

www.mangobayphuquoc.com

www.longbeach-phuquoc.com www.edenresort.com.vn

www.grandhotel.vn

Con dao island www.epikurean.ws www.saigon.duxtonhotels.com

SIx SENSES CON DAO www.sixsenses.com

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ambodia officially known as the

the country expects to receive more than

kingdom of cambodia which is

three million tourists in 2012. cambodia’s

located in the south of indochina

primary tourist destinations - Angkor Wat

peninsula and in the heart of Southeast

and the other temples of Angkor near Siem

Asia, making it a natural gateway to laos,

reap, the cultural attractions in the capital

thailand,

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Sihanoukville - offer plenty of luxe

into four natural regions : the mountains

accommodations, high end restaurants and

and forests in the north; the vast rice fields

other tourist services.

of the central plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula in the South.

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other new destinations such as the hill tribe areas of ratanakiri and mondulkiri, the remote temples of preah vihear and Banteay chhmar, and quaint provincial

After many years of isolation and civil war,

capitals such as Battambang, kampot and

cambodia has come back and opened to

kep, are just now being discovered by

tourists in the mid-1990s and tourist’s

travelers, and all offer unique glimpses of

numbers have increased every year, and

‘unspoiled’ cambodia.

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our cAmBoDiA luxury tourS feAture

Deluxe rooms at luxury hotels/resorts or unique places to stay, such as one-suite boutique hotels or splendid former royal homes

The best that Cambodia has to offer

The inside track on visiting the World Heritage Site, Angkor Temples

Worry and hassle free access to Angkor Wat, while avoiding the increasing crowds

Shopping for glamorous couture gowns, museum quality silk, and exquisite silver and jewelry, which is made to order

Shop at the finest shops, restaurants, spas, bars and avoid the rest

Private boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake or experience the cross border waterway in your own style

Visit Les Artisans d'Angkor dance school

Private dining with Khmer music and culture performances

Upon request, balloon or helicopter rides over ancient temples or see them in style in an old vintage Citroen. Or, tee up a round of golf, make restaurant reservations, meet with artists, visit Khmer cooking instructors and designers.

And even more, including, casino play, shopping recommendations, spa reservations, special-interest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events

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Welcome to cambodia!

“Luxe Cambodia is on the rise, with new luxury hotels resorts opening regularly, Song Saa Private Island in Sihanouville, and Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra in Phnom Penh, high-end travelers have choices for their comfort accommodation. Teeming with history, marvelous architecture and awash in natural beauty, the largest religious monument ever built, Angkor Wat ranks at the top of globetrotting luxury travelers - must see list of wonders in the World.” Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

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CaMbodia

DESTINATIONS

F

or an international traveler, Cambodia can oer far more than you may expect in terms of a rich culture, natural and historical heritage. The heritage of Cambodia far surpasses that of any of its neighbors, harking back to a past time when it was the dominating force of the region. Its territory encompassed much of what is now Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The architectural achievements from its most prosperous period are without equal in the region.

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phnom penh

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Destination

Selling Tip Phnom Penh is the hub of the domestic and international traveling route; Killing Field always has in the itinerary of any traveler.

the capital of the kingdom of cambodia, phnom penh, is located at the confluence of three rivers - the mekong, the Bassac and tonle Sap. the beauty that made it a 'paris of the east' before 1970 is unfortunately well hidden, though there are few french colonial buildings remaining. phnom penh can be an assault on the senses - motorbikes whiz through the backstreets without a thought for pedestrians; pungent scents float up from stalls and markets; and all the while the sound of life, reverberates all around. But this is

all part of the attraction. it’s not just another metropolis; it is an older Asia that many dreamed of when first planning their adventures overseas. phnom penh has many places of exceptional interest for those with time enough to appreciate the city's attractions. visit the Silver pagoda of the royal palace, the national museum of Art’s has paintings, artifacts and sculpture dating back centuries and Wat phnom, the temple from which the city takes its name, is a fascinating starting point for the discovery of the city's past.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorTPhnoM Penh soFiTel PhokeeThra Launched in December 2010, the 1920’s-inspired Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is an ideal property suitable for both business and leisure travelers seeking a stylish address. Wonderfully located near the river in central Phnom Penh, this hotel is a new colonial style hotel on 6 hectars of land with a stunning ballroom able to accommodate over 1300 guests. This is set riverside amongst landscaped gardens in an old French quarter of Phnom Penh. This hotel should move Phnom Penh from maybevisit to must-visit for upscale travellers who've wondered whether it's possible to be catered to

appropriately beyond Siem Reap. Besides eight restaurants and bars serving Indochinese, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines, there is a spa and fitness complex that will serve as the first location in Southeast Asia to deliver Sofitel's 'So Spa' wellness concept. Accommodation ranges across seven classes, from 121 Superior rooms to 45 Luxury, 23 Junior Suites, 11 Prestige Suites and one Opera Suite. Eighty percent of the hotels' rooms have views of both the Bassac and the Mekong Rivers.

sedona raFFleshoTel hoTelMandalay le royal Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a luxury five star boutique hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was first established in 1929, and in its early heyday enjoyed an international clientele comprising globetrotters and adventurers, writers and journalists, royalty and dignitaries. This French colonial-era hotel is one of the most elegant places to stay in Southeast Asia. This elegant hotel provides comprehensive conference and banqueting facilities suitable for all types of business events, seminars and residential

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conferences. The Raffles Hotel Le Royal has a spa that includes a fully equipped gym, sauna, jacuzzi, steam and massage rooms for your relaxation. Guests can dine in any of the on-site restaurants and savour a variety of delicious French and Khmer cuisines served here. You can also relax at the cafe with light snacks and beverages or sip on various cocktails served at the cosy bar.


Destination

Siem reap CAMBODIA Selling Tip Siem Reap and the Angkor Temples is the must - see destination for any planned trip to Cambodia.

Siem reap province is located in northwest cambodia. it is the major tourist hub in cambodia, as it is the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor, a sprawling World heritage-listed complex of ancient temples with the magnificent Angkor Wat as the focal point. Annually, more than one million visitors travel through the small city to see the adjacent Angkor ruins. But it is not just the temples that make this town attractive. visit the tonle Sap lake with its floating villages, where you can explore the traditional khmer way of life or the national park of preak tuol

where you can find unique birds. A one day excursion takes you to phnom kulen, where on weekends hundreds of khmers pilgrim to a temple on the mountain top. When the evening comes, visitors tend to spend their time lying around their sanctuaries and splashing in a pool if they're lucky, sipping or supping in one of the town's many stylish (and some not-so-stylish) bars and restaurants, seeing the minor sites, visiting nearby villages and shopping…

lUx’s hoT lisT The sandoWay resorT ngaPali aMansara resorT Amansara is a stylish and tranquil boutique resort close to the famous temples of Angkor Wat. The hotel itself is a historic site too, originally built as a guest villa for Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk. It has just 12 suites, each spacious and comfortable. Stone floors and dark wood contribute to the stylish

minimalism. Ceiling fans and AC assure your comfort on those hot, tropical days. Expect no TV in room. The private garden in the middle of the villa is home to a swimming pool, shade trees, and loungers for lazy afternoons. The dining room, near the swimming pool, is the focal point of the hotel.

aMaZing resorT raFFles ngaPali grand hoTel d'angkor For over 75 years a visit to the ancient temples has been synonymous with a stay at the Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now, after careful restoration and refurbishment, the hotel's renowned elegance and modern facilities complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before. Come to see Angkor Wat. Linger and enjoy the resort facilities and traditional Cambodian hospitality of

the historic Grand Hotel d'Angkor. The hotel is in a romantic tropical garden setting only eight kilometers away from Angkor. There are 119 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with Art Deco inspired country-style furnishings. Most of the rooms have balconies and there is a choice of view, either overlooking verdant surroundings or the swimming pool.

aMaZing ngaPali resorT la residenCe d'angkor Khmer style is evident in each of the 62 spacious rooms and suites at La Résidence d'Angkor. The hotel is exquisitely decorated using traditional hardwoods, bamboo and natural textiles such as silk and cotton. Light and airy, jewel-toned silk scatter cushions and floor-to-ceiling windows exude peace and tranquility. Each room also comes with its own private terrace, giving guests a view of the river, pool, or gardens.

Conveniently located in the center of Siem Reap, the La Residence d'Angkor by Orient-Express puts visitors within close proximity of many of the area’s attractions. This 5-star hotel offers a dining room where guests can enjoy traditional cuisine, as well as a full service bar and lounge. Guests can also choose to enjoy drinks while lying by the pool, as a poolside bar is available.

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Shihanouk ville

CAMBODIA

Destination

Selling Tip With the new flight route Siem Reap - Sihanoukville, this place can be the relaxing stop after a long trip in Cambodia.

Sihanoukville also known as kampong Saom, is a province of cambodia on the gulf of thailand. this port city is a growing cambodian urban center, located 185 kilometres (115 miles) southwest of the cambodian capital, phnom penh. Surrounded by white-sand beaches and undeveloped tropical islands, Sihanoukville is the closest thing you get to the costa del cambodia. the big attractions around here are the four beaches ringing the

headland. visitor numbers have risen steadily in recent years especially the new flight connection Siem reap - Sihanoukville. Despite the boomtown rents, the city and its sandy bits remain pretty laid-back. if you like exotic and remote place, kep is few hours away from Sihanouville, and a good choice for a beach holiday in one of the most beautiful bays in the World!

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT song saa PriVaTe island Song Saa Resort is located in the warm sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand amongst 61 islands, most of which remain completely undeveloped and many are deserted.

Song Saa Private Island is located on Koh Ouen and Koh Bong - two small adjacent islands in the Koh Rong archipelago that are a 30-minute boat ride from Sihanoukville or a 1 hours flight from Siem Reap.

Song Saa Private Island has undergone 5 years of restoration and rejuvenation of its flora, fauna and coral to bring everything back to its natural beauty.

Song Saa Private Island is proof that Cambodia does have world-class beaches & luxury hotels. There are seven ocean view villas, each with their own private beach.

sedona hoTel Mandalay The sokha beaCh resorT The Sokha Beach Resort Sihanoukville is set amidst an expansive 15 hectares of gloriously manicured beachfront garden along 1. 5 kilometers of pristine white sandy beach. The hotel offer 166 suites, deluxe and superior accommodation with balconies, blending in with natural lush surroundings while offering

Resplendant Sea and garden views. All guestrooms are comfortably and spaciously designed to create a perfect haven of relaxation. The Sokha Beach Resort is situated in the premier beach town, Sihanoukville in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

sedona hoTel Mandalay indePendenCe hoTel The newest 4 star seaside resort in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Breathtaking views with nearly all rooms overlooking the sparkling pristine waters of the ocean. The Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet of the partnership Leroy & Mondet. This outstanding landmark sits like a beacon on a

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promontory in the heart of the tropical forest. With 88 rooms, Independence Hotel boasts a first class waterfront retreat with stunning views. Each room comes with modern amenities such as TV with cable channels, sofa, mini-bar, and coffee/tea maker. A private toilet and bathtub with shower and bath room amenities are also provided to ensure guest's total comfort.


“In Cambodia, top-notch luxury is in the spotlight. New upscale market Song Saa Island Resort in the island offshore of Sihanouville is highly recommended. Holidaymakers do not need go to Bali Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam for beach vacation; they now visit Cambodia wonders and go then to Cambodia beach in the South for complete their Asian experience.” Charlotte Ham, Marketing Executive, Luxury Travel Ltd.


“Many travelers combine a tour to Vietnam and Cambodia with 3 other countries in Indochina and view it as one single destination”

top highlightS • • • •

Angkor Wat, which took over 400 years to complete, covers an area of more than 400 square kilometers. It is the world's largest religious building, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Enjoy the spectacular sunset from the Phnom Bakheng Temple, as well as elephant cruising Discover Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields Receive a water blessing from a Buddhist monk at the beautiful Tep Pranamm Pagoda inside Angkor Thom

Get off the beaten path at Sambour Prei Kuk, one of the lesser visited temples

Cruise past the magnificent floating villages lit by the warm glow of the evening sun on Tonle Sap Lake

Explore deserted French beach villas in Kep or eat fresh seafood at Cambodia’s favorite beach destination, Sihanoukville

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Visit Preah Vihear, a World Heritage Site A one day excursion to Phnom Kulen, which is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire

Marion Debuy, Marketing Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd.

“The majority of travelers to Cambodia come for short trips to Siem Reap and the Angkor Temples but Southern beach around Sihanoukville is gaining popularity, thank to new tourism infrastructure, new hotels and airlines links. The perception of Cambodia being dangerous has entirely changed and we now see our clients doing overland tours between provinces and overland country combinations between Laos, Thailand and Vietnam,”

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n estimated 2.8 million tourists visited the country in 2011 and Cambodia’s government is in talks with various airlines to open new routes to its capital, as part of a strategic plan to boost tourist arrivals. Further, Cambodian developers are betting that casinos can make the tiny Southeast Asian country a bigger draw for high-spending tourists. Cambodia's best-known casino, Naga World in Phnom Penh, is adding 220 rooms to its current total of about 500. It is adding as many as 30 new gambling tables to its total of 131 and around 275 new slot machines. Developers also are looking to expand gambling in other parts of Cambodia, including near the southern beach resort of Sihanoukville and Siem Reap.

what’s New ?

Cambodia’s southern coastal province of Sihanoukville has finally received scheduled flights, with Angkor Air launching thrice-weekly services from Siem Reap. Luxury cruise ships such as the Crystal Serenity have begun docking at Sihanoukville Seaport. This is a great sign for the future development of cruise tours in Cambodia. Thailand and Cambodia have announced that they will issue a single 30-day tourist visa to non-ASEAN visitors starting February 1, 2012, with Vietnam and Laos to be brought into the scheme by the end of 2012. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that an affiliate has signed a management agreement with Hotel De La Paix, Co., Ltd. for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Cambodia. Under the agreement, Hotel De La Paix Siem Reap, one of the country’s top-rated hotels, will be rebranded as Park Hyatt Siem Reap. The hotel will close on June 30, 2012 for a complete renovation and is expected to open as Park Hyatt Siem Reap in the first quarter of 2013. Luxury Travel looks forward to being part of the development of a new and improved tourism industry in Cambodia.

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Selling Tip

mAJeStic Angkor templeS 4 DAyS / 3 nightS

With a limit of time but the clients can have deeply impression and experience about the Cambodia most famous heritage - Angkor Wat.

TRIP CODE: CMAK4D

THE BEST SELLING PACKAGES

angkor • sieM reaP Filled with history, marvelous architecture and awash in natural beauty, Cambodia is fast becoming a must see destination in Southeast Asia. The largest religious monument ever built, Angkor Wat, ranks at the top of globetrotting VIPs’ must see lists. After a lengthy period of internal strife and civil war (which curtailed travel to Cambodia for the better part of three decades) the establishment of peace

has spurred a rise in tourism. This has been aided by a boom in hotel construction in the town of Siem Reap, located just a few miles from Angkor Wat. This four day trip will take you to discover all the wonder of Angkor and experience the best that Cambodia has to offer.

Selling Tip

phnom penh AnD Siem reAp 5 DAyS / 4 nightS

The both modern and the forgotten Cambodia all can be seen in this trip, with its 2 main destinations: Phnompenh and Siem Reap

TRIP CODE: CPSR5D PhnoM Penh • sieM reaP The tour starts in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and is spread out on the banks of two rivers, with visits to all highlighted sites of the capital city, including: the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, the Victory Monument, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (aka “S21 Prison”), the Cheung Ek Killing Field and the Russian Market. You will also visit Siem Reap, where the Angkor Complex is everyone’s top place to

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see in Cambodia. A dinner with Apsara dance performance will give you unforgetable memory about Cambodia art. You will enjoy the spectacular sunset from Bakheng Hills, as well as elephant cruising and a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating villages. This five day trip will take you to discover all the wonder of Angkor and experience the best that Cambodia has to offer.


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CAMBODIA

Selling Tip

BeSt of cAmBoDiA 7 DAyS

Sightseeing may be not enough; relaxing on untouched Sihanoukville beach will be an unforgettable experience.

TRIP CODE: BOC7D

“Discover the Kingdom of Cambodia from highlights to relaxation, as this private program starts in Phnom Penh with a full sightseeing program in the city as well as going off the beaten track to discover more of this intriguing country, including Takeo, Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom. A visit to Cambodia wouldn't be complete without time spent at the enigmatic temples of Angkor. This is followed by 3 nights relaxing at the Song Saa Island Resort, just off Sihanoukville”

THE BEST SELLING PACKAGES

sieM reaP • PhnoM Penh • sihanoUkVille • kraTie • kaMPong ChaM This is absolutely the best of Cambodia, with visits to best places of Phnom to see in Cambodia. Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. The highlight of the trip is to visit Angkor Wat - the world's largest religious Start the tour from Phnom Penh, visit most highlighted sites of the capital building. city. You have 2 days relaxing at the beautiful Sihanoukville beach, enjoy Along with that, enjoying the spectacular sunset from the temple, elephant swimming, snorkeling, diving or just lazing. cruising, temple visits, and boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating You then leave for Siem Reap where the Angkor Complex is everyone’s desire villages are also of visitors’ interests to Cambodia.

Phan Trong Thang, Sales Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd.

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mixing chArm AnD ADventure in A tour of cAmBoDiA 8 DAyS

Selling Tip An overland trip from Phnompenh to Siem Reap, with to stop in Kraite and Kampong Cham will bring you the closer to the local life in the country side of Cambodia.

TRIP CODE: TSOC8D

NEW TOURS

PhnoM Penh • MondUlkiri • kraTie • kaMPong ChaM • sieM reaP The excursion from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is not just that simple 5 hours car drive any more, as magnificent Cambodia will be explored in a different way in this tour when you drive to far the north through the jungle in Modulkhiri, see theMekong Dolphin in Kratie, ancient temple of Chenla Empire in Kamphong Cham and more.

Cambodia’s the natural charm makes it a great destination for those seeking to explore the cultural heritage of Southeast Asia, while also indulging in a bit of adventure. You will experience great cuisine, visit places like Banteay Srei Temple and the “Killing Fields”, and even ride an elephant! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.

DiScover the kingDom of cAmBoDiA from highlightS to relAxAtion 12 DAyS

Selling Tip The complete trip to experience all Cambodia can offer: Majestic Angkok, authentic local life and the untouched beach.

TRIP CODE: DCHR12D PhnoM Penh • Takeo • kongPong ThoM • kongPong ChaM • sieM reaP • sihanoUkVille The perfect mixture of the best places in Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap visitation plan which has been carefully structured so that you can visit many and relax on Sihanoukville beach or the beautiful Song Saa Private Islands. of the famous Angkor sites in the historic order in which they were built The tour will start in Phnom Penh, and then visit the great sites of the capital during the Golden Age of Angkor from 800AD to 1250AD. With the new city, including Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda (in the Royal Palace complex) flight route Siem Reap Phnom Penh, you then fly from Siem Reap to the and the National Museum. You will leave for Siem Reap, where the Angkor southern beaches where you will have 3 nights of relaxing in Complex (the world’s largest religious building) is everyone’s favorite Sihanoukville. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving or doing destination in the kingdom of Cambodia. This special itinerary has a absolutely nothing and laying about!

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the country guiDe When is The besT TiMe To VisiT CaMbodia ?

LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN CAMBODIA Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Cambodia. PhnoM Penh

RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL

SOFITEL PHNOM PENH PHOKEETHRA

INTERCONTIENTAL PHNOM PENH

SUNWAY HOTEL PHNOM PENH

www.raffles-phnompenh.com www.sofitel.com

The best time to visit the Kingdom is the cool season from November to February There are four annual seasons: cool and dry between November and February; hot and dry between March and May; hot and wet between June and August; and cool and wet between September and early November. The best time to visit is the cool season, when the weather usually benefits from a pleasant dry heat and the countryside is still green from the rains. As February turns into March, the heat begins to build until April and May, when it can be quite oppressive and uncomfortable. In May and June, the rains come and bring a measure of relief. It rarely rains all day, and mostly it will rain for an hour or two in the afternoon or evening. By early September, the heat begins to dissipate and the evenings are cooler. Through October, the frequency of the showers slows and the humidity starts to lower. Although the wet season is low season for tourism throughout most of the region, visiting at that time does have its advantages. It is when the Angkor complex is at its most beautiful, the vegetation is lush, and the crowds are relatively thin. Visas

www.ichotelsgroup.com www.phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com

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AMANSARA RESORT www.amanresorts.com

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

PARK HYATT SIEM REAP (FORMER HOTEL DE LA PAIx ANGKOR).

www.raffles.com

www.hyatt.com

SOFITEL ANGKOR PHOKEETHRA GOLF AND SPA RESORT

LE MERIDIEN ANGKOR SPA SIEM REAP

LA RéSIDENCE D’ANGKOR HOTEL AND SPA

www.sofitel.com

www.starwoodhotels.com www.residencedangkor.com

THE FCC ANGKOR HOTEL, SIEM REAP

THE SOTHEA HOTEL, SIEM REAP

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All visitors, except citizens of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam need a visa to enter Cambodia. The official price for a tourist visa is US$20, and US$25 for an Ordinary visa. Staff may try to charge more at some land border crossings: hold out for the official price, particularly at major crossings, but don't be upset if you have to pay US$1-2 extra. Visas can be obtained at Cambodian embassies or consulates. Visas are also available "on arrival" at international airports, all six international border crossings with Thailand, some international border crossings with Vietnam, and at the main border crossing with Laos.

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Sabaidee! t

he old name of laos is lane xang - “million elephants�, with

wonderful landscapes, and friendly people in one of the last frontiers in Southeast Asia!

the mighty mekong river in the west and the truong Son mountains in the east offer natural borders to thailand and vietnam respectively, while laos also shares borders with china in the north, myanmar in the northwest and cambodia in the south. laos offers incredible scenery and outdoor charms. A quiet, unrushed country, laos is the perfect place for a leisurely tour through unrivaled natural and manmade wonders. travelers consider it the least spoiled of Asian tourist sites.

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our lAoS luxury tourS feAture

Deluxe rooms in the best hotels and resorts in Laos

Unique places to stay, including single suite boutique hotels and splendid former royal homes

Special access to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Glamorous couture gowns, quality silk, and exquisite jewelry made to order

The finest shops, restaurants, spas, bars and services, while avoiding the crowds

Private boat trips on the Mekong River and visits to hill tribal villages

Private dining with cultural performances

Upon request, elephant rides, restaurant reservations, meetings with artists and designers, shopping recommendations, spa reservations, tours with specialinterest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events All tours are private, depart daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.

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Welcome to laos!

Less travelled and relatively undiscovered, Laos is full of stunning scenery, laidback and welcoming locals, fantastic food and stunning sights. Truly an unspoiled gem in the heart of South-East Asia, Laos has an extensive and intriguing history of royalty, colonization and a struggle for independence. During your exploration of Laos, enjoy views of the jawdropping wats, or temples, that are a unique mixture of French colonial and traditional architecture. Landlocked Laos has not the coastline and beach but this country does have four thousand islands in South Laos and has the Khonephabangeng fall, the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. Apart from the 4000 islands, southern Laos’s main attraction is the temple of Wat Phou, a World Heritage listed site, in Champasak.

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laos DESTINATIONS

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his land-locked mountainous country is gaining a reputation as an ecotourism destination. Its many rivers and pristine national parks are ideal for activities such as trekking, kayaking and caving diving. While Laos does not offer a coastline or famed beaches, it does have 4,000 islands in the south, as well as the Khonephabangeng Falls, the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. The capital, Vientiane, is more like a big village than a crowded Asian hub and life throughout the country moves at a slow pace. Most people come to Laos for a brief tour of Vientiane, the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang, and perhaps a brief detour to the mysterious Plain of Jars. However, those who make the eort to explore further aďŹ eld, will be well rewarded with luscious landscapes, friendly people and unique glimpses of a country that has hardly changed for over centuries.

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Destination

vientiane

Selling Tip The best place to pick up elaborate handicrafts including silk and cotton fabrics, objects made from wood, pottery and traditional vientiane is an ancient city whose territories instruments. cover both banks of the mekong river. vieng

(vien) in the lao language means “the city”. chantha (tiane), a pali word, means sandalwood or the moon. vientiane is the city of sandalwood and sandalwood is the symbol of vientiane. it is also known as the city of the moon, as the lao people believe their origin to be from that celestial body. in fact, even the design of the national flag has the image of the moon in its center.

upon entering vientiane, you will be surprised at the relaxed atmosphere and small-town charm of this capital city. the city is characterized by an eclectic mix of colonial french buildings and ancient temples, along with colorful markets. vientiane retains a laid-back lifestyle. for many visitors, vientiane remains something of a mystery, yet the country's largest city has plenty to offer in terms of cultural, religious, historical and entertainment activities.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay hill resorT seTTha PalaCe hoTel Old world charm and luxurious elegance, amidst the tranquility of Laos, makes the French colonial-style 29room Settha Palace Hotel our choice for discerning travelers. In the heart of bustling Vientiane, stands a remarkable hotel. Built in the early part of the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to

the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm. The Hotel is located right in the city centre, within walking distance of the commercial district, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. It is a 10 minute drive from Laos Wattai International Airport and a 25 minute drive to Thadeua on the Laos side of the Mekong River and the border bridge to Thailand.

sedona hoTelboUTiqUe Mandalay green Park hoTel VienTiane, laos The Green Park Boutique Hotel and Resort Vientiane captures the Lao style and represents the finest contemporary architecture of Laos. The elegance of the interiors are both classic and contemporary, combining to create one of the most distinguished and relaxing hotels in Vientiane.

while maintaining attention to detail and generous proportions. Within walking distance to major tourist sites and amenities, this hotel has an undeniably superb location in one of the most sought after areas in Vientiane.

The hotel offers a high standard of accommodation,

“For now, Laos remains relatively isolated and undeveloped. Most cities in Laos are more like a big village than a crowded Asian hub and life throughout the country is slow paced. Joining in a Laos trip, you will have a chance to explore its luscious landscapes, friendly people and unique glimpses of a country hardly changed for over a century. The most popular and easiest way to see Laos is going from place to place by plane. However, tours by road are for those who seek a little bit of a personal challenge and new experiences, while also meeting real people in a beautiful, unique and exotic environment.”

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luang prabang

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nestled in the valleys of the mountainous north is luang prabang, a former royal capital and now a World heritage site listed by uneSco. this enchanting city, dominated by golden-roofed temples and bright saffron-robed monks, exudes a spiritual essence that will surely capture your soul. the sleepy former capital is home to hundreds of monks who inhabit its more than 30 pagoda-like temples, and throughout town a

Early wake up in the morning to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of languid air of serenity mingles with a newfound Alms. sense of stylishness. While in luang prabang, you will have a fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning ritual of monks collecting offerings of alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. this tradition is very unique to laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

lUx’s hoT lisT The sandoWayPalaCe resorT ngaPali xiengThong This is a new luxury hotel in Luang Prabang. With 26 well appointed rooms (including 15 suites), it combines intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and great attention to detail that makes it the distinctive choice among Luang Prabang’s luxury hotels. xiengthong Palace is one of the few hotels in the world that were once actual Royal Palaces! The last residence of the royalty of Laos, it is situated beside the most revered Buddhist monastery and the former royal temple, Wat

xiengthong. Facing the great Mekong River, xiengthong Palace makes an ideal choice for the intelligent traveler who deserves luxury amidst tranquility. While having breakfast at xieng Thong restaurant, travelers can watch monks collect alms donations in the early morning. The hotel is well within the walking distance of city’s shopping district and popular markets, as well as being in close proximity to Luang Prabang International Airport.

aMaZing ngaPali aManTaka lUangresorT Prabang Profiles in the Condé Nast Traveler UK Hot List, Amantaka offers 24 suites ranging in size from 70 to 120 square metres each. These include eight Suites, four Pool Suites, eight Khan Pool Suites, two Mekong Pool Suites and two Amantaka Pool Suites. With louvered doors to the courtyard, each suite contains a spacious interior and exterior living area.

The resort is located just south of Mount Phousi in the centre of the picturesque Luang Prabang peninsula. Within walking distance of the many boutiques, bakeries and restaurants along the main street, Amantaka is also close to the banks of the Mekong River and to Luang Prabang’s fabled night market and the former Royal Palace.

aMaZing ngaPali resorT la résidenCe PhoU Vao, lUang Prabang With only 34 rooms (including two hilltop suites with stunning mountain views) La Résidence Phou Vao is one of the best places to stay in Luang Prabang. Its calm, tranquil ambience echoes that of the sleepy World Heritage town of Luang Prabang

spread out below. This Orient-Express hotel is known for its wonderful French-influenced local cuisine and an open-air spa beside a water lily pool. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era.

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Destination

Selling Tip Off the beaten track to it, but you still can find a lovely souvenir you need in one of the two markets surrounding.

if you are looking for a new experience in remote and exotic places in laos, luang nam tha is a good choice. the area boasts beautiful landscapes, wonderful people, biodiversity, and delightful cuisine. tucked in the northwestern corner of laos, and near thailand and china, luang namtha has the greatest variety of hill tribes in laos and has trekking tours with home stays available in various villages.

luang namtha has a remote, off the beaten track feel to it, but makes an excellent base for exploring the province. life in the town revolves around its two markets and there are a small selection of places to buy handicrafts, though you will also find unique items in the surrounding villages. you can also can explore the nam ha nBcA, a vast area of triplecanopied virgin forest. from here you can take a luxury river cruise to luang prabang.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay resorT lUang sayhill Mekong CrUise Luang Say Mekong Cruises has three boats traveling between Huay xai to Luang Prabang. Passengers can opt for 2 to 5 day trips, staying in lodges along the Mekong River. A sample 2 day program, will see you leave Huay xai pier at 9300 hrs and arriving at Luang Prabang around 1600 hrs or 17h00 hrs. The boat stops over for one night at the Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng.

The central section of our Luangsay boats have bench seats, a perfect spot for a game of cards, sharing your Mekong stories, or having lunch. Each cruise has both a French and English speaking guide. Life jackets are available in a variety of sizes, including children’s sizes. There are also rails around the sides of the boat for safety. Luggage can be stored overnight in a large compartment underneath the deck where it can be locked away.

sedona Mandalay The boaThoTel landing gUesT hoUse and resTaUranT The Boat Landing Guest House and Restaurant is the premier ecotourism lodge in Luang Namtha, Laos' northwestern most province. The lodge has access to the Nam Ha Protected Area, the Namtha River and Lao ethnic villages where you can go rafting, trekking, and biking trips. Bungalows are constructed with local materials in

a local Lao style adapted for your comfort and pleasure. The lodge’s restaurant serves local Lao food with a large selection of vegetarian choices. After a day out and about, travelers can come back and relax in comfort and style. The Guest House is located 6 kms from the provincial town and just 1 km from the airport.

sedona hoTelhoTel Mandalay dokChaMPa The Dokchampa Hotel is located in the central region of Luan Nam Tha. It is a large, well maintained hotel, with clean and comfortable rooms and a good range of facilities. Located on the main street, and certainly one of the largest properties in town, the Dokchampa Hotel can provide for groups and individuals . All the

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rooms also have private bathrooms with hot water. The Dokchampa Hotel is located opposite the Minority Restaurant and Namtha River Experience, and boasts a good central location that provides easy access to food at the night market and surrounding restaurants, as well as a large convenience store next door.


pakse

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LAOS Selling Tip A mix of many cultures and architectural jewels. Do not miss the experience of traditional Laotian life on Khong Island with picturesque scenery.

pakse (means "mouth of the river Se" ) sits in the Southern laos, situated at the confluence of the xedone and mekong rivers. pakse is the capital city of champasack province and was also the former capital of the lao kingdom of champasak from 1713–1946. this small city is a mixture of thai, french and lao influences,

and you can spend two or three days visiting its spectacular khmer ruins at Wat phu and Si phan Don. here, you can go elephant trekking in Ban khiet ngong, see stunning waterfalls at the Bolaven plateau or get a glimpse into authentic, traditional laotian life on the islands of Don kho.

lUx’s hoT lisT The resorT ngaPali ThesandoWay VaT PhoU Mekong CrUise The Vat Phou Mekong cruise offers a 3 day / 2 night cruise that starts and finishes in Pakse. This cruise on the southern part of the Mekong river in Laos visits the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins at Champassak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,00 islands with its myriad of waterways, and the Pha Pheng Waterfall at the Laos and Cambodia border.

The boat is appointed with everything for your comfort, safety and enjoyment. It has 12 air conditioned cabins with private bathrooms, two large open shaded air decks, a bar, and a restaurant. The boat staff and guide are always available to help you with any need you may have during your cruise on the Mekong.

aMaZing resorT laos la Folie ngaPali lodge ChaMPssak Located on Dong Daeng Island, on the banks of the Mekong River in southern Laos, exceptional natural beauty and unspoiled charm are enhanced with areas of significant cultural interest. La Folie Lodge sits on a secluded beach facing the ruined Khmer temples of Wat Phou. It has been designed to offer you magnificent views of the Mekong from everywhere in the resort (rooms, restaurant, bar or swimming pool). The lodge is also

surrounded by lush landscapes and exotic gardens, ideal for peace and relaxation. The 24 large bedrooms are luxuriously decorated and exquisitely furnished with local materials. They are housed in 12 bungalows set in a magnificently landscaped tropical garden. Each room has its own balcony with stunning views of the Mekong and the sacred hills of Wat Phou.

aMaZing ngaPali resorT ChaMPasak PalaCe hoTel This is possibly the best hotel in the Southern Laos, and the Champasak Palace Hotel offers hospitality and the fine service to every visitor. In 2004, the palace was renovated, still retaining its former charms, yet becoming a convenient and modern hotel with updated facilities. It was originally constructed to be a palace of Jao Boon Oum, the last king of life

(Jao Ma Ha Chee Vit) in Southern Laos. The palace was built in 1969 and was not finished when Jao Boon Oum left Laos and took refuge in France in 1975. With 1,900 doors and windows, the palace was named “Thousand-room pavilioné” and these are all designed in astonishing Laotian style.

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top highlightS The Plain oF Jars Scattered in groups across the undulating countryside in northern Laos's xieng Khuang province, there are hundreds of ancient stone cylinders whose origins and purpose is still something of a mystery. This massive site also bears the scars of a tragic time in the country’s history, what's become known as the Secret War. While the Vietnam War dominated news headlines in the 1960s and 1970s, the US showered Laos with more missiles than it dumped on Germany and Japan combined during World War II, as part of Washington's campaign to halt the spread of communism through Indochina. As many as 450,000 people in Laos lost their lives, while 600,000 died in Cambodia. The nine-year campaign wiped out countless villages and left much of the landscape irretrievably damaged. There are five major sites, but only sites 1, 2 and 3 are considered to be reasonably free of UxO (unexploded ordnance), yet it always important to stick to the footpaths. The 4000 islands Laos is known for its laid-back vibe, but this is especially true in the southern portion of the country, where a visit to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) will have you slowing down considerably. The scenic, 50km long stretch of the Mekong is home to countless islands and islets (sand bars included)), although this is only

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true during the months between monsoons, when the waters recede. During the rainy season, the river widens to as much as 14km. The largest of the permanent islands are inhabited year round and their tranquil villages are largely self-sufficient and tourism is only starting to be developed here. Islands like Don Khong boast the remnants of the French colonial era, including an old pier and railway station, as well as the spectacular Li Phi Falls. The region also has mighty rapids and the chance to spot the elusive Irrawaddy dolphin in the Mekong. WaT PhU This World Heritage listed ancient temple complex is even older than Angkor Wat and sits in a scenically splendid location. It is on a peaceful hillside with views out over the Mekong, not far from the 4000 Islands. Wat Phu was the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 13th centuries. While restoration is being done to restore the temple complex, much of it is remarkably intact, with much detail to behold, such as sacrificial stones, ornate carvings and cleansing pools. The bolaVen PlaTeaU Green all year round and cooler than the rest of Laos, the Bolaven Plateau is located in an ancient volcano that erupted millions of years ago. It covers 50km of Southern Laos's most vegetated area, home to national parks, waterfalls and

dense jungle, as well as remote hill tribes. The small and charming town of Paksong, located 1300 metres above sea level, is the heart of the plateau and it's also known as the coffee capital of Laos which has ideal growing conditions. A trip higher up into the hills will bring you to the area's small coffee farms where you can take a tour of a few farms and sample a freshly brewed cup. The most picturesque waterfall in the Bolaven Plateau is the Tat Fane Waterfall, which is over 100 metres in height. Hiking into the jungle and finding its hidden waterfalls is also a must, for anyone with a spirit of adventure. lUang naM Tha This town in northern Laos isn't yet on the agenda of most tourists when it comes to itineraries, but the eco-trekking opportunities in the area surrounding it are getting the attention of travelers. The 222,400 hectare Nam Ha Protected Area is a place of enchanting evergreen forests, woodlands and rivers, with an array of wildlife including many species of birds. We offer treks in different areas of the park, with some including an overnight stay in a local village. Other ways to experience this pristine wilderness include river rafting, kayaking and mountain biking. The town of Luang Nam Tha itself is an enjoyable place to explore, with its surrounding rich rice paddies and ethnically diverse villages.


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aos’ government keeps investing money in infrastructure, products and marketing. The country is gearing up for an actionpacked year ahead, banking on three major events to raise its profile among international tourists. Four key provinces (Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Savannakhet and Champasak) will be the recipients of infrastructure investments, which include new hotels, airports, roads and bridges across the Mekong River, easing travel to neighboring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. A new convention centre is also under construction in Vientiane and is expected to be completed at the end of 2012. Also, new airlines have expressed interest in launching flights to Vientiane, such as German charter carrier Condor and Jin Air, which already operates charters from South Korea, but is intending to have regularly scheduled services. Lao Central Airlines (flylaocentral.com) takes off. Attapeu Airport in the South Laos opens. Laos Airlines was also able to deploy its new Airbus A320s on its thrice-weekly Singapore-Vientiane flights launched in November 2011. National carrier Laos Airlines has opened its first direct flight from Pakse to Da Nang via Savannakhet on March 29, 2012. There are 3 connections per week. Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo are the next

destinations on the airline’s radar. For Laos tourism, new products like home-stays, eco-tourism, and cultural and soft adventure tours will appeal to the primary source markets. For example Kamu Lodge (kamulodge.com) in the heart of the Lao jungle, on the banks of the Mekong, strikes a delicate balance between tourism and the maintenance of the region's cultural and ethnic heritage. Also, several hotels have been opened in Luang Prabang, such as xieng Thong Palace, Luang xay Residence, Hotel de la Paix. Hotel supply in the capital Vientiane is also being beefed up, with several to open in 2012-2013, adding to the 14 upscale hotels that currently exist.

what’s New ?

Indochina is appealing for long haul travelers. Larger Vietnam is usually the anchor destination with neighbors Cambodia and Laos often visited in combination. We have seen more western travelers who return and want to discover this beautiful country by road and they travel to Laos as a single destination. Toon, Tour Manager, Luxury Travel Ltd Laos

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THE ASIAN SPECIALIST IN THE ART OF TRAVEL

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luAng prABAng WorlD heritAge DiScovery 4 DAyS

Being called sleepy city, this is a perfect place to discover Laotian lifestyle. Within four days, visitors will have a different way to experience its outstanding characters in style.

TRIP CODE: BOL07

THE BEST SELLING PACKAGES

lUang Prabang On this four day tour - “Luang Prabang World Heritage Discovery” - you will discover the former capital of Laos in luxury and style, experience stunning natural wonders, rich culture, and friendly people. During your free time you can take an elephant ride, meet with artists and designers, get shopping recommendations, arrange spa reservations, enjoy

special interest lecturers, and have exclusive access to local activities and cultural events. You will enjoy unique experiences, flexibility, privacy and personalized services with your English, German or French speaking guides.

Selling Tip

highlightS of lAoS 5 DAyS

Vientiane still retains many signs of French colonial buildings in each corner, together with ancient temples and colorful markets for culture-concentrated visitors to explore.

TRIP CODE LHL01 VienTiane • lUang Prabang Your trip will start from Luang Prabang, once the heart and soul of the ancient kingdom of Laos, and now a designated World Heritage site. The city is filled with ornate temples and French colonial architecture, giving it a truly magical feel. The capital city of Vientiane has wide boulevards, which

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are almost devoid of traffic, and with its many temples, the city retains the feel of another age. You will visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, followed by trips to Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha.


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lAoS for fAmilieS 6 DAyS

Compare the current and former city to better know Laos from the past to present - the only Buddhist nation still keeps many unique rituals.

TRIP CODE: LFF6 VienTiane • lUang Prabang and elePhanT ride

This full day excursion takes your family to discover the stunning landscape, tranquility and lush nature of Luang Prabang.

Nestled in the valleys of the mountainous north, it is Luang Prabang, a former royal capital and now a World Heritage Site listed by the UNESCO. This enchanting city, dominated by golden-roofed temples and bright saffron-robed monks, exudes a spiritual essence that will surely capture your soul and family.

THE BEST SELLING PACKAGES

The trip includes the current capital Vientiane and the former capital Luang Prabang, the two most visited destinations of Laos and elephant ride in Luang Prabang.

"Indochina is one of the most diverse areas in the world. From majestic Halong Bay to the elegance of traditional dress, Vietnam is popular with first time visitor, whilst Cambodia and Laos appeal more to the repeat visitor. Our local knowledge and privileged access to sites and attractions, ensures lasting memories of Indochina." David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.

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THE ASIAN SPECIALIST IN THE ART OF TRAVEL

Selling Tip Visit major cities of Laos with lots of featured sights and special activities, especially the beautiful Kuang Sii Waterfall, where you can swim, relax and soft trek to the top of the fall.

DiScover lAoS in Style 10 DAyS TRIP CODE DLIS10

NEW TOURS

lUang Prabang • VienTiane • Parse On this ten day tour, you will discover Laos in style and luxury, visit two world heritage sites, view stunning natural wonders, and enjoy Laotian culture and friendly people. You will start in Luang Prabang (City of the Buddha of Peace) at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers in the mountainous north. You will also fly to the capital city of Vientiane. You will be able to learn about its colonial French buildings, ancient temples and

colorful markets. You will also visit major sights such as Wat Sisaket, the famous and sacred That Luang Stupa, and the imposing Patuxay Monument. Next, you will fly to Pakse in southern Laos. You will explore Champasak, which has a wonderful mix of architectural jewels, four thousand islands and the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia

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northern exotic lAoS explorer 11 DAyS

Discover new aspects of Laos - a small corner of Asia where remains relatively exotic and unexplored despite its rich culture, history and diverse ecosystem.

TRIP CODE ENLE11 VienTiane - lUang naM Tha - lUang Prabang Your trip will start in the capital city of Vientiane and end in Luang Prabang. In between, you will explore rugged and mountainous Luang Nam Tha and its surrounding areas. In Luang Nam Tha, you will be able to meet many hill tribe people, venture off the beaten path and discover the many hidden wonders of this beautiful Southeast Asian country. Once the heart and soul of the ancient kingdom

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of Laos, Luang Prabang is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is filled with ornate temples and French colonial architecture on the bank of the Mekong River, giving it a truly magical feel. You will experience the finest local food, ride elephants, trek through the forest and hill tribal villages, yet you will go back to a world of comfort each evening. We are sure that this will be a once in a life time experience!


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lAoS luxury ADventure By overlAnD 12 DAyS

Even in the hardest situation, you still receive the best comforts. With 12 days of different experiences, you always feel the utmost joys.

TRIP CODE LLATSN12

NEW TOURS

Parse (ChaMPasak) • VienTiane • Vang Vieng • Plain oF Jars (xieng khoang) and lUang Prabang For many travelers, the image of this landlocked country is laid-back, serene, and enjoy flexibility, privacy and personalized service from your guide. You rustic, and filled with mountainous regions along the banks of the Mekong will visit two World Heritage sites in Laos, experience the finest in local food, River. Laos keeps its ancient charm largely intact, and also offers an take an elephant ride and trek through the hills, yet you will return to exceptionally varied topography and multilayered culture. This Laos luxury comfortable accommodations at night. adventure tour by road is for those who seek a little bit of a personal You can choose your departure dates, and itineraries can be tailor-made to challenge and new experiences, while also meeting real people in a suit individual interests and schedules within 24 hours. beautiful, unique and exotic environment. You will have a private chauffeur

Alms donation in Luang Prabang An optional early start will give you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

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Feel a life-rewarding experience with Mekong Cruises’ exclusive pleasures in Laos Mekong Cruises have been capturing the imagination of passionate travelers as long back as the 1990s, providing the most breathtaking and alluring cruises along the expansive and picturesque Mekong River.

The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises

Gem of the Northern Mekong Departing from Houei Sai, downstream to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, Laos, or vice versa, the cruises offer guests the once-in-alifetime opportunity to observe the dramatic and fascinating scenery of the Mekong River. Watch the local Laotians going about their daily routines along the banks of the river while enjoying friendly and hospitable services on board our 34-meter Mekong River barge. To break up the cruise, an overnight stay in the Luang Say Lodge, with the traditional Laotian inspired architecture of the 20 spacious bungalows, nestled along the river banks of Pakbeng Town enhances the experience to epic proportions. For more information on the Laung Say Lodge & Cruises please visit www.luangsay.com

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The Luang Say Residence

The Vat Phou Cruises

The new Luang Say Residence is located within close proximity to Luang Prabang’s historic city center, evoking visions of its illustrious past with French Colonial architecture at every turn. When approaching Luang Say Residence for the first time, your immediate impression is that of grandeur and stepping back in time into the home of an elite French Ambassador or diplomat.

Nature lovers will be in their element with our exotic 3 day and 2 night cruises on the Vat Phou, which boards at Pakse, Laos. Once you have boarded the cruises, you will have the unique opportunity to see the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vat Phou ruins and the vigorous way of life by river.

A Taste of Grandeur

The spacious Luang Say 24 well - equipped Suites have majestic four-poster beds and classic temple - inspired screens that aid tremendous airflow and circulation. Take a pew on the divan in the bay windows with a spot of afternoon tea, or alternatively you can listen to the dulcet tones of the tranquility surrounding from the comfort of your very own balcony.

Gem of the Southern Mekong

The Vat Phou Cruises’ floating hotel is fully equipped with everything one could possibly need in regards to comfort, safety and pleasure. Enjoy the 12 air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms, open and shaded air decks, a restaurant and a bar. For more information on the Vat Phou Cruises please visit www.vatphou.com

For more information on the Luang Say Residence please visit www.luangsayresidence.com

LUxURY TRAVEL LTD 2012-2013 For reservation inquiries, please call Laos Hotline: Tel. +856 (0) 20 56 44 90 18 or visit www.mekong-cruises.com


LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN LAOS Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Laos. VienTiane

the country guiDe

SETHA PALACE HOTEL

GREEN PARK HOTEL

MERCURE VIENTIANE HOTEL

LAOS PLAZA HOTEL

RASHMI PLAZA HOTEL

SALANA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

www.setthapalace.com www.greenparkvientiane.com www.mercure.com

When To VisiT

www.laoplazahotel.com www.rashmisplazahotel.com www.salanaboutique.com

lUang Prabang

- The best time to visit Laos is between November and April.

AMANTAKA RESORT & SPA

- The hot season from March to May is very dry and certain river trips are not possible.

LA RESIDENCE PANSEA PHOU VAO

laos Visa

xIENG THONG PALACE HOTEL

VILLA SANTI HOTEL LUANG PRABANG

All visitors entering Laos must possess valid passports. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. Or visa on arrival can be obtained at the international Checkpoint.

www.amanresorts.com

www.residencephouvao.com www.xiengthongpalace.com www.villasantihotel.com

VILLA MALY

HOTEL DE LA PAIx LUANG PRABANG

www.villa-maly.com www.hoteldelapaixlp.com

Visa validity starts from day of entry into Laos: 30 days (can be extended twice in Vientiane for 30 days ). Visas must be used within three months of being issued. All visitors' passports should be valid for at least six months. Citizens of Japan, The Republic of Korea, Russia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and ASEAN member countries (with valid passports) are exempted from Lao visa. The citizens of these countries can enter Laos and stay for 15-30 days without a visa. For longer stay, a visa is required. Travelers holding passports from the following countries must obtain their visas at Lao Embassies or Lao Consulates abroad before entering Laos: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya ( Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ), Mozambique, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria ( Syrian Arab republic), Swaziland, Tong, Turkey, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Weather

THE LUANG SAY RESIDENCE LUANG PRABANG

VILLA MALY

MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM HOTEL

LE PALAIS JULIANA

GRAND LUANG PRABANG HOTEL AND RESORT

www.luangsayresidence.com www.villa-maly.com www.angsana.com www.lepalaisjuliana.com www.grandluangprabang.com

THE 3 NAGAS HOTEL LUANG PRABANG BY ALILA www.3-nagas.com

lUang naM Tha

LUANG SAY MEKONG CRUISE www.luangsay.com

THE BOAT LANDING GUEST HOUSE AND RESTAURANT

www.theboatlanding.com

DOKCHAMPA HOTEL www.dokchampahotel.com

ChaMPasak

LA FOLIE LODGE CHAMPSAK LAOS www.lafolie-laos.com

THE VAT PHOU CRUISES

CHAMPASAK GRAND HOTEL

CHAMPASAK PALACE HOTEL

PAKSé HOTEL

www.vatphou.com www.champasakgrand.com www.champasakpalacehotel.com www.hotelpakse.com

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Sawatdee! t

he Buddhist country of thailand remains one of Asia's most gratifying vacation destinations.

this is a land full of beautiful smiling faces and enchanting places, with a fast and vibrant nightlife with plenty of actions. the the capital city of Bangkok will enchant you with all of its sights and sounds of life, royal palaces, glittering temples, and exciting markets along the city's canals. Although the spiritual essence of thailand is strong and its people modest, it is nonetheless a luxury destination in Southeast Asia. the country is a truly amazing destination rich with a wide array of luxe experiences. from lavish bungalows on secluded sun drenched islands to white pristine beaches to luxurious mountain top villas to exclusive penthouse suites atop glittering skyscrapers‌. it’s all there in thailand.

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our luxury thAilAnD tour BenefitS

Deluxe rooms in Thailand’s luxury hotels and resorts

Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interest

Highly personalized itinerary plans

Expert advice from our native luxury specialist

24/7 support and access to our offices throughout Thailand

Regional flights and private airport transfers

Private cabins or private chartered boat cruises

Upon request,helicopter tours, restaurant reservations, meetings with artist/ cooking instructors/ designers, shopping recommendations, spa reservations, tours with special-interest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events. All tours are private, depart daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.

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Welcome to thailand!

thAilAnD Thailand is referred to as the “golden land”, not because of all the precious metal you can find there, but because the country gives off a radiance with its fertile river fields, white sandy beaches and the warm hospitality of its citizens. The Kingdom of Thailand is located at the centre of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Thailand has around 64 million inhabitants and an area of approximately 513,000km². Thailand’s political, commercial, industrial and cultural capital is Bangkok. The country is led by King Rama Ix and is a

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constitutional monarchy. Rama Ix has been reigning since 1946 and is the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in Thai history. Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia due to its variety of landscapes, from green jungles with all kind of animals to crystal blue waters with white sandy beaches. Exotic, safe and cheap, Thailand is everything you can expect from a relaxing and adventurous holiday. Despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its quintessential Thai-ness, with a unique culture and history. Thailand is heavily influenced by Buddhism. Thai temples, called “wats” are very famous for their gold and diamond ornamentation. Thai people still believe in spirits and most every household exhibits this faith.


thAilAnD touriSm Authority Source,

trAvelerS Will DiScover Seven WonDerS of thAilAnD Thainess Experience The Art of Grace and Thai Living. Thainess refers to the traditionally Thai which includes the Thai lifestyle and Thai hospitality serve by the Thai Heart and Thai Smile. Experience the art of Thai living through the types of accommodations, tours, packages and the traditional food at several places in Thailand such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and many more. TreasUres The historical gem of Thailand, centuries of heritage and beauties The historical and the heritage sites are the golden treasure of Thailand. This is the silent speech of the country’s background. The sites, activities, food and accommodation based on the old Thailand called “Siam” will be brought to you once you approach its treasure at the places such as Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Bangkok. beaChes The word’s best beaches for sun, fun, surf and serenity Thailand is blessed with the natural beauty where it beaches and islands are amongst the most scenic and beautiful in the world. You should not miss the simply stunning – clean sand, clear water, and wonderful scenery of Thai beaches. Imagine the experience of the morning sunrise and the evening sunset along the beach accommodations, tours & packages and attractions at the vaious destinations such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Samet, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Hua Hin and Pattaya. naTUre Encounter The Sheer Beauty of Thai Nature Nature referring to the encounter of the Sheer Beauty of Thai Nature, amazes you with the greenish beauty of the national parks, the adventure of mountains and the white aqua warming environment of waterfalls. Discover the natural Thailand according to your wish either to be smooth and easy or adventurous

through the various types of accommodation, tours & packages and attractions at the places such as Kanchanaburi, Mae Hong Son, Khao Yai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and many more. Wellness Thailand’s Preventive and Curative Therapy Culture Thailand considered as the Land of Healthy Smile, introduces you to the miracles of medical procedures and the holistic treatment of mind and soul. The exposure of Health & Wellness includes a wide variety of world renowned day spas, medical spas, clinics and hospitals to choose from. Health and Wellness based accommodation, spa treatment, medical treatment and food will help you to get in touch with inner you at the places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Krabi. Trends Excite Yourself With A Myriad of Thai Trends To excite you with the Myriad Thai Trends, the campaign provides you the choice of the new and trendy boutique hotels, shopping centres, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment because exciting new trends are never in short at Thailand. To provide you with the respective accommodation, tours & packages and attractions, the places such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin and many more will suit the best. FesTiViTies Enchant Yourself with International Festivities With so many reasons year round to celebrate in Thailand, you’ll have nothing short of an amazing time at the Kingdom’s festivals and special events. Don’t miss the Loi Krathong Festival in November, when you can witness small, litup, flower-shaped vessels gliding personal blessings across the water under a full moon. December brings an overall festive spirit, with extravagant light displays all over the city as people get ready to countdown to the New Year, followed by the annual Royal Trophy Europe VS Asia Golf Championship for golf lovers all over in early January.

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Bangkok

THAILAND

Destination

Selling Tip Bangkok evokes a rich, complex essence that is impossible to sum up in mere words. Bangkok is one of the most overwhelming cities of the world; always something to do, to see and to visit. Welcome to one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and compelling of the Asian’s cities. you will find what you are looking for between the dazzling temples, hotels of every breed and size, eclectic markets, gleaming palaces, ritzy shopping malls and many other things.

experience all the things like the tuk-tuk ride, the kickboxing matches and nice thai massage. With so much to see and do, Bangkok truly overwhelms the senses. this tour features our favorite sights, sounds and tastes of Bangkok during in-depth private tours of the city and special excursions to the most interesting parts of the neighboring countryside.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons oVersobagan The soFiTel bangkok SOFITEL Luxury Hotels has officially opened the Sofitel So Bangkok, the second global address for the design-focused brand after Sofitel So Mauritius.

themed eatery, a rooftop restaurant-bar and a chocolate deli - as well as a fitness centre, a spa, and a swimming pool.

Situated close to Bangkok’s business district and Lumpini Park, Sofitel So Bangkok offers 238 Apple Computer-powered guestrooms and suites..

MICE facilities include a 380m2 pillar-less ballroom, and various meeting rooms - including one suspended in mid-air with three glass walls overlooking the city.

The hotel features three F&B outlets – including a road Mandalay riVer CrUises siaM To keMPinski hoTel bangkok Located just steps from Siam Paragon shopping mall and offering the finest new rooms, suites and serviced residences, Siam Kempinski Hotel is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Bangkok. Unique landscaped gardens with multiple swimming pools and outstanding water features await. Offering a 900sqm Grand Ballroom, kids club, exclusive spa, health club, seven food and beverage

options and extensive meeting facilities. Guest rooms come in numerous categories, each offering generous living space and views of the hotel’s expansive gardens, pools and the downtown skyline. The Siam BTS Skytrain as well as Siam Paragon and Central World Plaza, two of Bangkok’s trendiest shopping malls, are steps away from the hotel.

road To Mandalay riVer CrUises Mandarin orienTal hoTel bangkok On the list of the world’s best hotels, the Oriental will overcome your expectations. The 130 years old hotel is situated just across the chao Phraya River. The exquisite timber panel details throughout grand 295 m². Oriental suite residences are designed in a classic and timeless manner. Whether you choose one of our newly renovated

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rooms or suites, you're staying in a little piece of history. And to set just theright tone, when it's time for bed you'll find a quotation from a famous author about the wonders of sleep, waiting for you on your pillow.


Destination

chiang mai THAILAND Selling Tip

even if this city is calmer than Bangkok, chiang mai is an essential visit in thailand. With its uncountable temples, craft shops and tasteful restaurants, this city kept its tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. chang mai has over 300 Buddhist temples. its location in the north makes it a very popular city for the tracking tourism.

festivals. it is a traditional city. chang mai was runner-up favorite city of thailand in the 2010 travel + leisure reader’s poll.

A pleasant way to get a feel for the Chiang Mai city and its layout is to take a boat trip on the Ping River.

Accommodation: reflecting comfort and elegance, the Shangri-la hotel is conveniently located within the bustling centre of this culturally rich city.

chang mai is a city that organizes a lot of cultural events and

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons oVer bagan dhara dheVi Mandarin orienTal Spread over 60 acres of serene, natural landscapes, incorporating picturesque rice paddies, tropical hardwoods and exotic plantations lies Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi.Chiang Mai. The resort’s myriad facilities include the 3,100 square meter Dheva Spa, a Thai Cooking School and an authentic Thai shopping village, all offering guests a complete resort experience; the perfect retreat from which

to explore the rich cultural heritage of Northern Thailand. All of our spacious suites and villas have separate sitting areas and generously proportioned bathrooms and some villas feature private outdoor plunge pools. Throughout our resort, we offer an atmosphere of culture and calm, with the display of beautiful artifacts from our private collection amidst the welcome shroud of lush tropical greenery.

road To Mandalay riVer CrUises The Chedi Chiang Mai The Chedi Chiang Mai is an elegant retreat offering all the pleasures of resort living, strategically located on the banks of the Mae Ping River in central Chiang Mai. Each of the resort’s 52 exquisite rooms and 32 Chedi Club suites boasts private courtyards, stylish furnishings and muted tones, open balconies and breathtaking views. The Chedi’s contemporaryAsian nostalgic appeal, stylish amenities and

discreet service are geared to discerning guests in search of for gracious hospitality.

Private courtyard entrances lead into spacious bedrooms with attached open plan bathrooms. Graceful fittings, Asian art pieces and floorings of teak and terazzo convey an air of urban reticence, while sizeable balconies offer views of the Mae Ping River and mountain range.

road Mandalay riVer FoUrTo seasons Chiang MaiCrUises A tiny kingdom of spacious, Lanna- style pavilions look over rice fields and mountains - in the tranquil Mae Rim Valley. It has 64 beautifully-appointed Lanna- style pavilions featuring private covered verandas, polished teak wood floors, Thai textiles and beautiful Siamese art. 16 magnificent one, two or three bedrooms residences feature a personal live - in housekeeper.

All accommodations include a covered outdoor veranda - known as a sala - that features a wood floor and a high ceiling with fan. A northern Thaistyle daybed and chairs are perfect for reading or meditation, while the dining table invites romantic breakfasts or intimate dinner parties. Enchanting views highlight gardens, terraced rice paddies and mountains in the distance.

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chiang rai

THAILAND

Destination

Selling Tip Views of City Buffalo Horn Hill has a splendid overview over Chiang Rai.

chiang rai is the main commercial centre serving the golden triangle (thailand, myanmar and laos) and is located 785 km north of the capital Bangkok. its natural beauty and its intriguing tribal life attracts a lot of tourists during the year. it is famous for the nature sports, ancient shrines, historic sites and museums.

the quieter neighbor of chiang mai, chiang rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former center of the world’s opium trade.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons bagan The lUnaoVer hoTel and resorT Chiang rai The Luna Hotel and Resort is a collection of 79 spacious bungalows, hidden away from the crowded city and is the perfect location to relax and pamper yourself.

material in homage to the area’s natural resources. Her quest for bamboo knowledge took her all over the world, seeking advice from specialists in Asia and Europe.

The designer, an artist in her own right as well as a devoted nature-lover, she started exploring and incorporating bamboo as the main construction

Having truly appreciated its qualities, the first bamboo guest house was built amidst the lush green countryside under her careful supervision.

road To Mandalay The legend ChiangriVer rai CrUises A tranquil and natural location ideal for a river resort and spa, the Legend Chiang Rai is located on the Mae Kok River, secluded form the city and within a walking distance from the city center. The immediate environment is relatively undeveloped with the property giving a panoramic view of the nearby hills and mountains. Decorated in a simple, yet modern style, The Legend fuses together

comfort and class with if modern Asian decor.

The resort has been designed to suit and fit this unique environment. Emphasis is given to the landscape, which is a combination of small "klongs" and ponds together with trees and and colourful tropical flowers and plants. The landscape compliments the contemporary Thai style buildings and adds to the ambience of the resort.

road Mandalay riVer CrUises FoUrTo seasons golden Triangle With just 15 tended accommodations, exclusive three or four - night adventures - from elephant mahout training to Golden Triangle excursions - are offered, chock-full of distinctive experiences.

15 free-standing tented accommodations spaced at a comfortable distance from each other allow total privacy. Built on elevated ground along a

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one-kilometre (0.6-mile) hillside trail overlooking the Ruak River, Burma, the mountains of Laos or the jungle and Golden Triangle, each tent is designed as an open space with a large outdoor deck. Furnishings are handcrafted and custommade, in styles reminiscent of 19th-century adventure expeditions. Each tent features one king or two twin beds.


phu ket

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THAILAND Selling Tip For many travelers this is a high-end beach destination in Thailand.

for many travelers this is a high-end beach destination in thailand. the city of phu ket mixes Buddhism, thai-chinese, muslims and even sea gypsies. the advantage of phu ket is that it is known to be a town where there is “always something to do”. this town is known for its night life. clubs and bars are open all night, and drinks are cheap. Also some temples can be visited.

Stay at the very best hotels and resorts, dine on some of the finest thai cuisine, and relax while having beauty treatments at a luxurious spa. After that, maybe go mountain trekking, play golf or dance the night away at the clubs and discos. learn to dive, go sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving or kayaking. there's no limit to what you can do.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons oVerPhUkeT bagan banyan Tree An oasis of peace, Banyan Tree Phuket, is tranquility-exuding seclusion; a place of luxury and romance. A dedicated in - villa spa, with private pool, jet-pool, outdoor shower and sunken bath, sets the stage for relaxing days and passionate nights. Rejuvenate yourself with a relaxing swim, while your work-

weary friends treat themselves to a well-deserved in-villa massage. Approach our concierge for suggestions on the best meals to be enjoyed al fresco on the dining patio. You may find it impossible not to swoon over Phuket’s balmy, starry nights or be cheekily titillated by a delectable seafood barbeque.

road To Mandalay riVer CrUises The PaVillons The Pavillons is a luxury 5 star hotel with 49 private pool villas, offering ocean view and hill side panorama.

with personal terrazzo plunge pool, steam and shower room, separate changing room/locker area and outdoor rain shower.

All villas are luxuriously appointed with all modern conveniences.

There are four open-air private Thai massage pavilions; spacious reception lounge with consultation areas; ladies' and gentlemen's changing room facilities; communal sauna and steam room; retail section and juice bar.

Surrounded by lush landscaping; four spacious airconditioned VIP couples' suites/aroma rooms each road To Mandalay riVer CrUises aMaMPUri The most desirable and exclusive property in Phuket, Amampuri (www.amanpuri.com) has an unrivalled reputation as a luxury resort where personal service, recreational facilities and fine cuisine complement the unique splendor of its surroundings. The Amanpuri offers beautifully decorated Thai style pavilions fleet of 20 cruisers and sailing craft on quiet and picturesque Pansea

Beach, providing all the watersports you could ever want.

Amanpuri embodies the inner spirit of the Thai culture while allowing nature to reign supreme. The natural beauty combined with sincere warmth and a genuine soul allows for complete rejuvenation.

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krabi

THAILAND

Destination

Selling Tip The islands are best visited during the non-monsoon months of October through April. the Buddhist country of thailand remains one of Asia's most gratifying vacation destinations. this is a land full of beautiful smiling faces, enchanting places, green islands and beautiful beaches. exotic, lush and peaceful, krabi is famous for its sandy beaches and beautiful water. limestone formations tower dramatically over palm

tree - lined beaches and the crystal clear water of the Andaman Sea. krabi thailand is the ultimate beach getaway, home to several of the world's best spas, centuries-old massage techniques, and delicious, healthy cuisine. enjoy your tropical beach, stay in trendy and unique resorts, pamper spas and holidays in style with luxury travel ltd thailand.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons bagan PiMalai oVer resorT and sPa Pimalai Resort and Spa (pimalai.com) is set in a luxurious natural environment and is an elegant boutique resort on untouched Lanta Yai Island in the Andaman Sea of Southern Thailand. The resort occupies 100 acres of lush tropical forest, with direct access to a 900 meter stretch of pristine sandy beach. It features 75 lavishly appointed rooms and suites, offering king size and twin beds,

all decorated in classic yet contemporary Thai design. The Pimalai Spa enables you to experience the sights and sounds of a virgin tropical rainforest while receiving treatments from their skilled therapists using mainly Thai herbal and natural products.

ballons ZeaVobaoVer bagan Located on the secluded northern tip of Phi Phi island off the coast of Krabi, Zeavoba (www.zeavola.com) is located right on the beachfront. The name ‘Zeavoba’ is taken from the exotic Scaevola Taccada tree (Half Flower Tree), better know as ‘Rak Talay’ which means ‘Love The

Sea’. Zeavoba boasts 48 luxurious yet warmly appointed villas a haven for relaxation and comfort. Each villa features a separate bedroom and living room features a spacious private sitting area, most with a private uniquely designed garden for personal sunbathing.

ballons oVer bagan rayaVadee Rayavadee has 98 enchanting two story Pavilions and 5 villas spread over 26 acres of coconut groves bordered by three National Park beaches, one of which is rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The award wining architecture and tropical landscaping provide an atmosphere of

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Southern Thai Village environment, with Rayavadee Villa, an elegant two- bedroom villa on one level, featuring a private swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna, poolside dining room with butler service overlooking the world renowned Phra Nanf Beach.


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ko Samui THAILAND Selling Tip Southern Thai food is renowned for its spiciness

ko Samui is thailand’s third largest island and attracts 1.5 million tourists per year. it is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. the local communities are mostly Buddhist.

south or in the green mountain forests of the north, you will receive a warm welcome from the local people. treat yourself in lap of luxury at the luxe destination ko Samui!

Whether you’re on white sandy beaches by the emerald seas of the

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons oVer bagan FoUr seasons resorT, koh saMUi For Luxers, Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui is one of our favorite resorts in Koh Samui for the most discerning travelers.

Sixty villas and fourteen homes - built on stilts, each with infinity pool and ocean view - create their own village atmosphere on the Laem Yai peninsula.

With the backing of a fist class organization and reputation behind it.

The spa completes a heavenly stay; and treatments are based on a fusion of Thai, Yogic and other Asian cultures.

Koh Samui is a veritable ‘Garden of Eden’ with all the modern amenities man could want included. ballons oVer bagan The renaissanCe koh sanMUi resorT & sPa Our luxury travel advisor team has visited our destinations, and has personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts and restaurants designed for discriminating travelers and highly recommends the Renaissance Koh Sanmui Resort & Spa. Styled after a Thai Village, The Renaissance Koh Sanmui Resort & Spa overlooks the always popular Lamai Bay and is perfectly placed to deliver the

perfect holiday atmosphere for all their guests. A recently added ‘Millionaires Package’ includes private jet transfers from Singapore, Hong Kong or Bangkok has made this holiday destination even more exclusive, with this personal chef, private butler, personal trainer, spa treatments and private limousine on 24 hours standby.

ballons bagan MUang &oVer sUiTes Muang & Suites offers you more than a bed, but also rest for the mind and soul as you relax on the beach on this amazing island. Rooms are a charming blend of traditional Thai style and modern facilities. Romantically draped four-poster beds and covered terraces add to the feeling of space and calm in your own private sanctuary in paradise.

Our Chef will ensure that you all your wining & dining needs are not only fulfilled, but moreover exceeded. All restaurants and bars at Buri Rasa Village feature exciting menus to satisfy even the most discerning gourmet and whether you stay with us or just come in for a fun-filled meal, please ensure to sample his extensive seafood selection which is purchased daily fresh from the market.

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hua hin

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Destination

Selling Tip Hua Hin has already been the favourite Thai resort for over 70 years. hua hin is one of thailand’s oldest beach resorts and a favorite of holiday makers who want beautiful beaches ample choices of high-end hotels near Bangkok, only 200 km away. hua hin became popular with the royal family and the construction of the southern railway in the 1920’s made the

destination more accessible. over the past few years, the town has seen countless housing developments spring up. there also new golf courses and many high-end resorts with international brands such as Sofitel, hyatt, intercontinental, Six Senses and more.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons oVer bagan hUa hin six senses hideaWay Six Senses Hideaway Hua Hin is located south of Hua Hin on the verdant coast of the Gulf of Siam. The romantic pool villas, dotted throughout the lush property, are connected by brick pathways that extend from the welcome area, through avenues of palm trees and tropical plantings, to the seafront. Six Senses Hideaway Hua Hin offers just 55 luxurious

pool villas designed with a focused commitment to the environment. As each spacious villa has its own personal pool in a walled, landscaped garden, guests enjoy the utmost in privacy. In addition, each villa type, with the exception of the Duplex Pool Villas, offers a private spa option. These villas have a shower and steam room plus a treatment area.

ballons oVer aMari hUa hinbagan Amari Hua Hin is the latest addition to Amari’s portfolio of properties in Thailand, having opened in June 2012. Guests visiting the resort will be among the first to experience the new look and feel of Amari since it introduced its new brand concept. Next to Khao Takiab, a popular stretch of beach, the

resort offers easy access to the city’s shopping and entertainment venues. The 223-room hotel offers refined comfort and elegant resort style accommodation, combined with exclusive services and facilities that will define the new Amari guest experience.

ballons oVer bagan hyaTT regenCy hUa hin The resort in Hua Hin City is a three hour drive from the Suvarnabhumi Airport and just 18 minutes from Hua Hin Airport. Set in the tranquillity of the azure waters, this Hua Hin beach resort enjoys proximity to national parks, mountains and the downtown shopping boulevards. Spread over 16 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens with exotic foliage and secluded ponds, the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is host to the Barai

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Residence Spa. Indulge in the Hua Hin beach resort’s decadent spa services in one of the spa’s 18 exotic treatment rooms. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin offers visitors an array of luxury room and suites overlooking a lush tropical garden or magnificent lagoon. After relaxing in your suite, enjoy delectable cuisine at one of this luxury Hua Hin hotel’s restaurants, or relax at the cosy Fountain Lounge.


pattaya

Destination

THAILAND Selling Tip Pattaya is world famous as a leading holiday destination, and often known as 'The Extreme City'

try the hot attractions in pattaya on the east coast for some sizzling entertainment.

attract local families and many Asian holiday makers.

Just two hours from Bangkok, pattaya is thailand’s oldest international Beach resort.

pattaya definitely has something for everyone. you will find a wide variety of activities, ranging from cultural and historical sites to island tours, scuba diving, beautiful golf courses, and a lively, diverse nightlife scene.

pattaya is mostly famous for its go-go and beer bars. tourism remains the key money earner for this city, as the resorts

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons bagan PaTTaya oVer MarrioTT resorT & sPa Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel in the Pattaya city center and overlooks the beach while being surrounded by lush tropical greenery.

The resort's attractive design offers a sense of true privacy, space and tranquility that feels a world away from city life.

The location is so central that guests are just steps away from the Royal Garden Plaza and some of Pattaya's best shopping and entertainment options.

The resort boasts three excellent restaurants, two bars, and a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, tennis courts, an extensive health club, and the Royal Garden Spa.

ballons oVer bagan The Woodlands hoTel & resorT The Woodlands Hotel & Resort is a charming family owned 4 stars hotel offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with excellent services and facilities. The 134 rooms are set in 2 or 3 storey complex designed in pleasing modern style overlooking the tropical garden or two swimming pools. Each room is tastefully decorated providing every

modern comfort with a cozy and refreshing resort ambience. The resort rooms are either twin or double beds, and all with a private balcony or patio. Attentive and friendly staffs are the main compliments from the resort’s guests. Always onhand to help travelers with a warm Thai touch is a simple addition to their facilities and services.

“Offer as high a degree of 24-hour contact as you can manage, since clients want to be able to reach you at their convenience, not yours.” Luxury Travel Advisor

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ko Tao: From whale sharks to coral fringed islands, you will enjoy the diving spots for all levels of divers. It is the cheapest and easiest spot around to learn how to strap on a tank and dive into the deep

Phanom rung historical Park: the biggest and best Khmer ruin in Thailand is perched high atop an extinct volcano. You will experience a timeless moment when you enter the completely restored temple still rich with Hindu relics.

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magnificent beauty and culture. Follow the river’s flow on a boat or even by bike.

Wat Pho: known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, this temple is the birthplace of Thai massage. It is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok (80,000 m²) and has more than one thousand Buddha images.

Wat arun: The “Temple of the Dawn” is considered one of the most well-known of Thailand’s attractions. The temple is so named because the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.


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from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Phuket and has increased its flights between Bangkok and Lampang in March 2012.

Thai Hotels association, said that the room rates around the country should increase by 5 to 10% in the high season of 2012.

A New Sofitel So Bangkok hotel opened on 28th of February 2012 and its Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit opens in April 2012.

Thai Airway will launch its new premium carrier in July, called Thai Smile. Based at the Suvarnabhumi airport, Thai Smile will fly to Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Macau , Surabaya and from Phuket to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Chiang Mai.

Two Hotel G properties (Pullman Bangkok Hotel G and Pullman Pattaya Hotel G) are scheduled to open in Thailand in April, marking the next phase in the development of the new designer lifestyle hotel brand. Tune hotel is expecting to open its first property in Bangkok in July 2012. Meanwhile, the Terminal 21 also recently opened in Bangkok, adding to the city’s broad selection of designer retail outlets.

Thai AirAsia announced the launch of its inaugural Chiang Mai-Macau flight starting May 22, with Airbus A320s. The daily flight departs Chiang Mai at 16:15 and departs Macau at 20:45. The new route also allows travelers from Chiang Mai to connect easily to Hong Kong via a one-hour ferry ride. Meanwhile, Dragonair will introduce a Hong Kong-Chiang Mai route using an Airbus A320 starting July 1.

Some new developments will be adding to Thailand’s appeal. In 2012, Thai Airways International is set to receive its first Airbus A380. It will operate between Bangkok and Europe. Also, a new floating market opened in September at a cost of US$3 million. It features Thai culture from the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Near the Suvarnabhumi Airport, the 38,000m² site on Lad Krabang Road boasts replicas of the royal palaces and boat trips are possible every day.

Bangkok’s secondary airport re-opened in March 2012. The airline company Nok Air started operating again from Don Muang, making Bangkok is a fast growinga hub. Thai AirAsia has introduced new routes to Trang, Lmapang, Nakhon Phanom and Colombo and increased the frequency of existing flights. Bangkok Airways has added an extra flight

The Tourism Authorities of Thailand (TAT) have been recognizing an important increase in niche market segments. For example, Europeans, because of their tight budget due to the crisis, were more in search of 3 star rather than 5 star hotels. However, the Thai hotel industry is hoping 2012 to be better than 2011. PrakitChinamourphong, the president of the

ilton recently announced that in 2015, a Waldorf Astoria in Southeast Asia will be opened in Bangkok with 170 rooms. Hilton will also open the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by Hilton in 2013.

Luxury Travel has developed some niche tours packages such as golf, wellness and spa, romance, photography and culinary tours. We also promote multi-country tours combining Thailand with Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand with Vietnam. We can tailor-make any travel experience in Thailand. For more updates on Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia travel, please visit www.facebook.com/luxurytravelcompany.

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DiScover BAngkok in 4 DAyS

This is a perfect getaway in and of itself, or as a good stopover trip if you are passing through Thailand on the way to other areas of Indochina.

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bangkok In this “City of Angels”, you will find the world’s finest luxury hotels, endless shopping delights, and extraordinarily delicious local and international cuisine. Not to mention the unmistakable Thai panache and the world’s most renowned smiles. This four day package will allow you to enjoy Thai culture and art in combination with sightseeing, luxurious accommodations,

transfers in private vehicles and fine dining. You'll be provided with a private, professional guide who will ensure that you get the most out of Thailand by sharing their local knowledge of art, culture and nature. This is a perfect getaway in and of itself, or as a good stopover trip if you are passing through Thailand on the way to other areas of Indochina.

Selling Tip

eSSentiAl highlightS of thAilAnD in 10 DAyS

This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.

TRIP CODE: EHOT10D bangkok • Chiang Mai • PhU keT This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine. Accommodation is at Thailand’s most highly regarded luxury resorts and hotels, and private touring is with expert local guides who provide exceptional insight and connections to the local people and culture. Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok, with your own private guide, as you enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit the most important temples and learn about Buddhist practices and

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influences on daily life. Hear monks chanting at a morning ceremony, and then explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, food and crafts. Visit small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work before dining on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine. Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies.


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Selling Tip Thailand's culture of romance is fascinating and alluring.

romAntic thAilAnD 11 DAyS TRIP CODE: RNAT11D bangkok • Chiang Mai • Chiang rai • PhU keT Thailand is the ultimate romantic destination, with some of the world’s most over-the-top hotels and resorts, incredible food, high style, warm people, unrivalled spas, beautiful landscapes, and travel experiences that range from elephant riding to days aboard private yachts.

In each location, Luxury Travel is happy to book side-by-side spa appointments, special romantic dinners, and activities tailored to your interests.

NEW TOURS

This tour visits our four favorite exclusive spots in Thailand and offers perfect

opportunities for romance, adventure, relaxation, pampering and the utmost in luxurious indulgence.

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luxury SpAS of thAilAnD 11 DAyS

This is Thailand at its best - truly unbelievable, out-of-this-world massage from head to toe.

TRIP CODE: LSOT11D bangkok • hUa hin • Chiang Mai Thailand is the ultimate spa getaway, home to several of the world’s best spas, centuries-old massage techniques, and delicious, healthy cuisine. This tour includes leisurely stays at the best spa resorts, providing ample time for you to focus on the treatments and activities of most interest to you. This is an ideal spa vacation for anyone seeking an exotic location, the flexibility to choose your own spa program, and daily private chauffeur and expert guide to introduce you to the local culture at your own pace. Begin in Bangkok, with a stay at The Oriental Bangkok, a legendary hotel and spa situated on the Chao Praya River (River of Kings). With your own private

guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals and visit the most important temples. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life, as well as listen to monks chanting at a morning ceremony. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, food and crafts, then visit small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at The Oriental Spa, consistently voted the number one spa in the world. Also enjoy opportunities to swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.

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the country guiDe When is The besT TiMe To VisiT Thailand? It very much depends on each individual traveler's priorities. Some might want nothing but sunshine and beaches with little worry for cost and head there during the high season. Others on a tighter budget, or simply wishing to avoid the crowds, might prefer to go during the rainy season. With lots of special hotel deals on offer, it’s possible to get luxury accommodations at very low prices. As there is no simple answer to the question, the following calendar will hopefully help you decide which month would best suit you. JanUary To MarCh This is the most popular (and therefore the most expensive) time to visit Thailand. Humidity is at its lowest for the year and temperatures are slightly lower than normal, averaging around 32° from Bangkok southwards. In the north, the temperature can drop much lower overnight but during daylight, hot sunny days are the norm. If you wish to go there at this time of year then booking your accommodations and flights at least three months ahead is advisable to be sure you get the lowest air fares and widest choice of rooms. In the most popular destinations such as Phuket it is common for the best hotels to be fully booked several months in advance. If you do leave it to the last minute, then you can usually still find somewhere decent to stay but it is more difficult and choices can be limited. January being the peak-month of the year, hotels often charge more than double the rates they do at other times, though better value is possible in February and more so in March . The other downside for some people,will be the crowded streets and nightlife venues, plus the increased traffic, which in some places makes simple things like crossing a road quite a chore. aPril This is the last month before the rainy season starts, and often the hottest month of the year. It is also the month of "Songkran" festivals, where Thai citizens celebrate their new year by enthusiastically dousing each other (and tourists) with cold water. There is nothing like this anywhere else in the world, and as it attracts large numbers of tourists, expect big crowds and increased prices. For most visitors, it's a time of incredible fun, but if you are not prepared to take part,then be prepared to stay in your hotel room all day as you will not get far along the street before you are completely soaked. You have been warned! May To aUgUsT These are usually the more pleasant months of the rainy season. The humidity will creep up, the temperature will stabilize at around 35° C. and rain will likely be a daily event. However, a common pattern can be a mixed cloudy /sunny day with an intense rain storm that lasts for a couple of hours in the late afternoon, so depending on your luck, it’s still possible to get a good suntan. With the high season crowds absent, this can be a wonderfully relaxing time to visit. Bargains abound everywhere, from hotels offering special deals, to rock bottom prices in the shopping markets. sePTeMber and oCTober The wettest months are from September to October with very high humidity. Although you can still catch some nice weather, the only real advantage to choosing these months would be that you can get very nice accommodations at extraordinary prices. noVeMber and deCeMber This is the start of the high season, and the rains should clear up. The humidity level should go down, but it can't be guaranteed to work out that way, so an element of luck applies. Still, it's a pretty safe bet that you will get good patches of sunshine and calm clear days. Tourism numbers will increase, but are still far below January and February. These months can offer the best of both worlds, with a very pleasant climate, moderate numbers of tourists and good prices. Thailand Visa A tourist visa can be used to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days and up to 60 days and can be extended by 30 days at the nearest immigration office. A tourist visa is needed when a person plans to stay in Thailand for tourism purposes longer than is allowed when entering under the visa exemption, or if a person is from a country that has no visa exemption agreements with Thailand. The Thai government allows a tourist visa for 41 nationalities to enter the country without a prearranged visa(check on www.mfa.go.th). The visa on arrival is valid for 30 days. If you want to stay longer in the country, you need to ask for a visa in your country at the embassy of Thailand.

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LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN THAILAND Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Thailand. bangkok

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MANDARIN ORIENTAL BANGKOK www.mandarinoriental.com

THE BANYAN TREE BANGKOK

AMANPURI

BANYAN TREE PHUKET

EVASON PHUKET & BON ISLAND

www.amanresorts.com

www.banyantree.com

FOUR SEASONS BANGKOK www.fourseasons.com

SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK

www.banyantree.com www.sixsenses.com

www.shangri-la.com

GRAND HYATT ERAWAN BANGKOK www.bangkok.grand.hyatt.com

MILLENNIUM HILTON BANGKOK HOTEL

LE MERIDIEN PHUKET BEACH RESORT www.lemeridienphuketbeachresort.com

SIx SENSES YAO NOI BEYOND PHUKET

JM MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT AND SPA

www.sixsenses.com

www1.hilton.com

THE CONRAD BANGKOK

www.marriott.com

www.conradhotels1.hilton.com

THE PENINSULA BANGKOK

DUSIT THANI LAGUNA PHUKET

THE PAVILION RESORT PHUKET

www.dusit.com

www.peninsula.com

THE METROPOLITAN BANGKOK

JW MARIOTT HOTEL BANGKOK

INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK

www.marriott.com

koh saMUi

FOUR SEASONS KOH SAMUI

www.sofitel.com

THE RENAISSANCE KOH SAMUI RESORT & SPA

www.kempinski.com

SIx SENSES HIDEAWAY SAMUI

www.ichotelsgroup.com

www.thepavilionsresorts.com

www.metropolitan.bangkok.com

SOFITEL SO BANGKOK

www.fourseasons.com www.marriott.com

KEMPINSKI BANGKOK

www.sixsenses.com

Chiang Mai

BANYAN TREE SAMUI

FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANG MAI

MUANG & SUITES SAMUI

www.banyantree.com

www.muangsamui.com

www.fourseasons.com

MANDARIN ORIENTAL DHARA DHEVI

SHANGRI LA CHIANG MAI

www.mandarinoriental.com

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PaTTaya

www.shangri-la.com

PATTAYA MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA

www.ghmhotels.com

SHERATON PATTAYA RESORT

DUSIT THANI PATTAYA

THE CHEDI CHIANG MAI LE MéRIDIEN HOTEL CHIANG MAI www.lemeridienhotelchiangmai.com

www.marriott.com www.starwoodhotels.com www.dusit.com

Chiang rai

www.woodland-resort.com

FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE www.fourseasons.com

LE MéRIDIEN CHIANG RAI RESORT

LALUNA HOTEL AND RESORT CHIANG RAI

www.starwoodhotels.com www.lalunaresortchiangrai.com

WOODLANDS RESORT PATTAYA

ANANTARA GOLDEN TRIANGLE RESORT AND SPA www.goldentriangle.anantara.com

THE PHI CHAISAI RESORT AND SPA

THE LEGEND CHIANG RAI

www.phu-chaisai.com

hUa hin

SIx SENSES HIDEAWAY HUA HIN

HILTON HUA HIN RESORT & SPA

INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT

www.hilton.com wwww.intercontiental.com

SOFITEL CENTARA GRAND RESORT & VILLAS IN HUA HIN

www.sofitel.com

www.thelegend-chiangrai.com

DUSIT THANI HUA HIN

HYATT REGENCY HUA HIN

www.rayavadee.com

ANANTARA HUA HIN RESORT & SPA

www.pimalai.com

AMARI HUA HIN

www.dusit.com

krabi

RAYAVADEE

PIMALAI RESORT AND SPA

ZEAVOBA

www.sixsenses.com

www.huahin.regency.hyatt.com www.huahin.anantara.com www.amari.com

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olitical and economic reforms will create

hospitality to visitors. myanmar will be Asia's

a new growth in the tourism sector in

next fabulous destination for travelers who

myanmar or Burma. the boycott of the

prefer to travel independently and pay a

destination, which had been in place for many

premium to avoid joining traditional tour groups.

decades, is fading away, and tourists are now

these travelers like to experience and interact at

keen to visit one of Southeast Asian tourism’s last

a deeper level with the local culture, heritage,

frontiers. myanmar is a fantastic destination for

and people. myanmar is now back on the

its cultural and natural assets, and

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Welcome to myanmar!

Private jets are now available for the discerning travelers who want ultraluxury in Myanmar. We are able to provide bespoke private jet tours with top notch service and private guides.

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MyanMar Myanmar offers a fascinating journey of discovery through one of South East Asia’s least visited, but most rewarding countries with its ancient temples, golden beaches and smiling faces. From the unforgettable temples in Bagan and Mandalay’s fabled history, to largely undiscovered white sand beaches at Ngapali and the placid waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar has a wealth of treasures that exceed the expectations of those who visit.


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Selling Tip “Myanmar is a unique destination. Many luxury travelers search for real life experiences and emotions here that they can't find and buy at home or at other destinations.”

yanmar isn't a typical luxury destination, nor is it a soft introduction to Asia in the way that the sanitized environs of Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam are perceived.

mountains and pristine beaches are combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups.

Myanmar sits at the crossroads of two of Asia's great civilizations (India and China), and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of Southeast Asia's largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up to the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.

The country's tourism infrastructure boasts five star properties, boutique hotels in all the major centers, as well as stunning mountain and beach resorts. Myanmar also boasts one of the lowest tourist crime rates in the world, so visitors can rest assured their holiday will be carefree from start to finish.

To this day, Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. It is a land of breathtaking beauty and charm, yet only recently has it emerged into the modern world. What can the casual visitor therefore expect upon arrival, and why should one embark on such a journey in the first place? Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. Virgin jungles, snow-capped

Wherever you go in Myanmar, whether it be cruising down the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in style, drifting over the ancient city of Bagan in a hot air balloon, or searching for that elusive tiger on the back of an elephant, there is always a feeling of chic adventure. With airlines upgrading and expanding their networks, new and exciting destinations off the beaten track are gradually being opened. From mountain trekking and rafting in the far north to world class diving in the Mergui Archipelago, there is no end to the last chic adventure in Southeast Asia.

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“We have checked carefully the finest hotels and restaurants in each destination, we are delighted that all our Myanmar tours have been so well designed, received and have sold so well for the most discerning travelers. Myanmar is really rich in history and culture yet relatively untouched by tourism. Now is definitely the time to visit while you can still see the exquisite temples and other sites with very few others around. Our itineraries showcase the country’s highlights but our luxury travel advisors can tailor-make any travel experiences in Myanmar your clients want, incentive, adventures, photography tours, private jet…, you name it, we make it happen” Theingi Soe, Tour Manager, Luxury Travel Ltd Myanmar.


Destination m ya n m a r Selling Tip If travelers have free time, they can shop for rubies, sapphires and jade in the Scott Market in Yangon. Yangon, the cosmopolitan former capital city of Myanmar, still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes, and gracious turn of the century architecture. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city’s skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting down a variety of

exotic arts and crafts. Of particular interest in the many shops of Scott Market, are Myanmar's precious stones, including, rubies, sapphires and jade. At night time, Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.

LUX’S HOT LIST THE THEGOVERNOR GOVERNORRESIDENCE RESIDENCEYANGON YANGON The Governor residence yangon is one of very best hotels in myanmar. a romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor's residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Burma’s southern states. With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful orient-express hotel in the elegant

embassy Quarter of yangon, conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern pleasure. Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a day spent visiting the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lanternlight, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.

THE THESTRAND STRANDHOTEL HOTELYANGON YANGON The Strand Hotel yangon is an old yangon Grand Dame, built in 1901, The Strand is a yangon heritage hotel without peer. It is a stately victorian icon, beautifully renovated, with two wings centred on a lobby lounge with a black and white marble floor. This asian luxury resort offers 8 Superior Suites , 23 Deluxe Suites with lazily whirring ceiling fans, teak floors and luxurious bathrooms. For a really grand experience, there’s the spacious Strand Suite with

its own verandah overlooking the river. From the famous Strand Bar, move on to The café looking into the street, or to the famous Strand Grill with its elegant Bagan prints, chandeliers and glass roof. afternoon tea is a yangon institution, or enjoy Burmese music in the Lobby Lounge. adding to the splendid old-world ambience, is a valuable private collection of local art and antiques tel is a place to stay for our discerning travelers.

THE THETRADERS TRADERSHOTEL HOTELYANGON YANGON Just 30 minutes from yangon International airport, Traders Hotel, yangon sits at the centre of myanmar's economic capital, making it one of the preferred yangon hotels for both the business and leisure travelers.

city's distinctive and fascinating culture.

Blending elegance and gracious hospitality, Traders Hotel, yangon is the perfect base for taking in the

We highly recommend this hotel for our discerning travelers.

Traders Hotel, yangon has made a major upgrade in early 2012 to embrace Shangri-la's commitment to continuously improve our facilities and services.

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Selling Tip A unique experience is to discover the Plain of Bagan and its temples at sunrise or sunset or bike to and explore amazing temples by yourself.

one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia, if not the world, Bagan has inspired visitors to myanmar for nearly 1000 years. once the centre of a glorious kingdom, ancient temples dot the landscape as far as the eye can see. today, apart from spectacular sunset

views and serene river cruises, Bagan is also the centre of the expanding myanmar lacquer ware industry. the extraordinary temples at Bagan (all 2,230 of them) are a sight to rival Angkor Wat and machu picchu, but with barely a visitor. the area is best viewed from a hot-air balloon at dawn.

lUx’s hoT lisT ballons ballonsoVer oVerbagan bagan Ballooning over Bagan is a once in a life time experience. Imagine floating over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains. Balloons over Bagan provide visitors a unique opportunity to see this ancient kingdom, as it never has been viewed before. The sunrise and sunset champagne flights last just under one hour and take off daily from October through the end of March. As Marco polo described "one of the finest sights in the world", now new travelers to Myanmar can view the unique and enchanting view of the 11th century ruin.

The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by. Using his skill, the pilot is able to guide the balloon to a gentle landing on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, or in an open field, where the crew and a celebratory glass of champagne will be on hand. The Balloon over Bagan service operates twice daily: early in the morning just before sunset and late in the evening just before sunset, between late October and April. You can expect an estimated cost of roughly 300 USD per person from per hour for a balloon ride over Bagan’s temples.

road roadTo ToMandalay MandalayriVer riVerCrUises CrUises The luxury river cruise ship has been created by Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express from the former MS Nederland. Since 1995 this totally refurbished ship sails between Mandalay and Bagan. The ship has a swimming pool, a large sun deck, a spacious observation lounge with large windows in addition to the excellent cabin facilities, a restaurant able to accommodate all passengers in one sitting and satellite communications. Consultant designers were appointed to devise new internal and external decorative schemes in sympathy with the vessels new role and the “Orient-Express” brand.

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The Road to Mandalay can accommodate a maximum of 110 passengers in 3 different cabin types. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and have en suite shower and WC facilities. Each cabin has a personal safe, telephone and satellite TV with in-house video. Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (220 volts). Hair dryers are available in each cabin. Others cruises are highly recommended by Luxury Travel featuring in our Lux’st Hot list such as Pandaw River Cruise (Irrawaddy Flottilla), Ayravata Cruises, Amara Cruises, RV Mahaythi Delta. Contact us for more details.


THE THEHOTEL HOTEL@@THARABAR THARABARGATE GATEININBAGAN BAGAN The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is located in the most unique archeological site of South East Asia, the Ancient capital of the Burmese Empire, Old Bagan. Surrounded by more than 4000 ancient temples and Pagodas, you will be enchanted by the breathtaking views. The hotel offers 84 luxury rooms including 4 Suites. Every room is decorated with teak floors and typical Burmese furniture. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature an IDD Telephone line, Sat- Television, Safety Deposit

Box, Mini Bar and a private Garden. Internet and Wifi is available in the Lobby. The hotel offers 2 dining choices, one in the French Garden and as an alternative the semi-open Ananada Restaurant. Furthermore the hotel offers the option to order in room dining 24 hours. For relaxation after a day of sightseeing, guests experience the hotel @ Tharabar spa with signature treatments of Myanmar and Thailand.

Good travel agents are not afraid to use the first person singular with clients. For example: " I want you to stay at this hotel because I think you will enjoy it and your husband love it" AUREUM AUREUMPALACE PALACEHOTEL HOTELININBAGAN BAGAN Aureum Palace Hotel in Bagan is recommended by our travel experts to be the best hotel in Bagan. This sprawling property of 114 upscale rooms overlooks a breath-taking scene of Bagan’s pagoda-studded landscape across a lotus-dappled lake. The towering teak-pillared grand lobby and the restaurant lend regal splendor to its 72-room complex of villa-type super-deluxe accommodation, all of which are equipped with top-of-the-line amenities and equipment.

The Aureum Palace Hotel is complete with an extensive spa facility, banquet facilities, a fully equipped fitness centre, a sauna, a nightclub, a business centre with broadband connection and a huge swimming pool which affords a stunning view of Bagan’s pagoda landscape. The hotel is poised to become a major player in not only the luxury but also the upper mid-range market with the addition of the 42-room deluxe complex to its room inventory.

For the wealthy, true luxury isn’t about something that costs more money; it’s about finding something that’s an escape from the norm. When it comes to travel, luxury is about personal long-term satisfaction. Escapism, added emotional elements and sharing an experience with the people you love are all seen as important to luxury travelers.

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Selling Tip As hundreds of monks walk by, observers place small scoops of rice in their bowls in this symbolic gesture of earning merit.

the principal cultural and economic city of upper myanmar, and a former royal capital, mandalay still evokes images of a romantic bygone era. the royal palace, and its impressive surrounding moat,

sits at the foot of the imposing mandalay hill. positioned on the banks of the mighty Ayeryarwaddy river, mandalay lies within easy striking distance of former colonial hill stations, ancient cities and other cultural attractions.

lUx’s hoT lisT Mandalay Mandalayhill hillresorT resorT Mandalay Hill Resort, the 206 guestrooms and suite, lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Your visit is enhanced by the fun-loving hospitable people of Myanmar whose lives remain simple and relaxed and your tip will become treasured and timeless memories. Just one hour by air from Yangon and twenty minutes flight from

Bagan, Mandalay lies within reach of some of most remarkable archaeological sites in the world that has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly a thousand years. From each room one can experience some spectacular views of Mandalay Hill, the Royal Palace, the famous Irrawaddy River and the city of Mandalay, once the Royal Capital of Myanmar. The Executive Floor one can enjoy the exclusive use of a Private Lounge.

sedona sedonahoTel hoTelMandalay Mandalay Nestled on four acres of landscaped gardens, Sedona Hotel Mandalay is ideally located in the heart of the city and faces the majestic Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill - sights that are a pleasure to behold. Sedona Hotel Mandalay features 247 graciously appointed rooms and suites, with an inviting décor that hints at a fusion of the ethnic and the modern.

Mandalay, Burma’s second largest city was the last royal capital and is rich in monasteries, architecture, crafts, food, and various modes of transport. Lying on the Ayerwaddy River it is awash with monks, markets, people and goods with everything from jade markets to football games from monasteries to age old palaces to see. Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd

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Destination

mrauku M YA N M A R Selling Tip Mrauk U is an o the beaten track destination.

located in South of myanmar, not far from Sittwe on the Arakan coast, lie the 15th century ruins of mrauk-u, once the capital of the rhakine kingdom.

of the first to discover its ancient temples, which are accessible only by boat along the kaladan river.

often touted as an interesting alternative to Bagan, you can be one

mrauk u is an off the beaten track destination.

Luxury travelers want to create memorable experiences. Because relaxation is a travel priority, luxury travelers tend to participate in less strenuous outdoor/nature experiences rather than go in search of skiing, scuba diving, or other more vigorous sports. For them it is more likely to be golf, nature walks, sun-bathing, and lazing on the beach. They also consider sightseeing, ďŹ ne dining, and cultural experiences very important when they travel.

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Selling Tip A visit is like traveling back in time, over 7,000 people from different ethnic groups live in small villages and towns bordering the lake.

Just a short flight from yangon or mandalay, in the cool green highlands of Shan State, and yet seemingly worlds apart from the rest of myanmar, lies inle lake, an area of outstanding natural beauty. the lake itself sits at a pleasant 2,900 feet above sea level and is

famous for its leg rowers, floating markets and prolific birdlife. in this unique wetland environment, whole villages sit on floating islands on the lake. colorful hill tribes inhabit the surrounding fertile valleys and forested mountaintops, and their hand-woven silks are a specialty of the region.

lUx’s hoT lisT aUreUM aUreUMresorT resorTand andsPa sPainle inlelake lake This is a new upscale resort in Inle Lake. The Aureum chain is expanding further at Inle Lake (Mine Thauk Village). A high-end resort with 66 units of exclusive super-deluxe accommodation straddling the edge of Inle Lake it opened in early 2012. After the manner of Aureum’s hallmark distinctive design, the sprawling resort is perched on the edge of lake waters with, the main facilities and frontrow villas spilling over onto the lake and on-shore

villas hugging the banks of the lake. 100 square meter bedrooms are elegantly decorated with generous space for bathroom and Jacuzzi and lavishly equipped with five-star amenities. With private outdoor terraces for viewing a spectacular sunset over the lake, Aureum Resort & Spa is poised to offer unsurpassed hotel experience at this unique destination..

PrisTine PrisTineloTUs loTUsresorT resorTand andsPa sPainle inle Pristine Lotus Resort is located at Khaung Daing village on the west bank of Inle Lake, a 20-minute fascinating boat-ride from Nyang Shwe or 45-minute interesting drive from the Heho airport.

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort's main facilities and villas which are gracefully laid out over a landscaped hillside that gently slopes into the lake, offering great views of the lake and the Shan hills beyond.

The 53-rooms Pristine Lotus Spa Resort at Inle Lake will feature a natural spa (hot spring) and highquality designer accommodation affording great views of the Lake. Positioned at a rare vantage point,

Bi-lingual local staff welcomes you from the canopied lobby that rests on an island connected by teak-wood bridges over cascading swifts and landscaped gardens.

“Heho is home to Inle Lake and a visit is like traveling back in time. Over 7,000 people from different ethnic groups live in small villages and towns bordering the lake. Their way of life has changed little over the years and fisherman still row boats with one leg while standing on the other. It is amazing! Although tourism has started to creep its way into village life, the lake still offers a serene escape from the hectic pace of life found elsewhere in Asia” Phan Trong Thang, Sales Executive, Luxury Travel Ltd Myanmar

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M YA N M A R Selling Tip Myanmar’s beaches are undeveloped, be the first to discover a destination like Ngapali!

miles of empty white sand beaches, brilliant turquoise seas, all backed by towering coconut palms, ngapali is myanmar's premier beach destination. Boutique resorts offer visitors the chance to swim, sail, kayak, and feast on lobster and prawn by candle light

as the sun sinks lazily into the indian ocean. ngapali is the perfect place to unwind and savor those few precious weeks in myanmar. peak season is from october to may.

lUx’s hoT lisT The ThesandoWay sandoWayresorT resorTngaPali ngaPali Just a 30 minute drive from Thandwe airport, Sandoway Resort Ngapali is nestled among coconut palms on the pristine beach of Ngapali beach in the bay of Bengal in the Indian ocean. The Sandoway Resort offers 56 individual twostorey villas and cottages set amid lush tropical gardens. Couples on a romantic trip, families on a beach holiday or beach-lovers seeking sand and sea will all delight in the tranquil, welcoming surroundings of the Sandoway. Rooms at the Sandoway Resort do not have a

television set however a good selection of facilities is available throughout the property. The hotel offers classic films in its 58-seat theater, library while overlooking the beach. A treatment in the secluded and private spa provides traditional Burmese massage techniques to lull guests in to a complete state of relaxation. Rounding out the Sandoway's facilities is the swimming pool which faces the beach and features a bar and snack service. The Sandoway Resort Ngapali is Lux’s choice for our discerning holidaymakers.

aMaZing aMaZingngaPali ngaPaliresorT resorT Amazing Ngapali Resort Resort has 40 spacious rooms and faces the amazing Ngapali Beach. It is located in the small village of Zee Phyu Gone and is just a five minute drive from the Sandoway Airport and a 45 minute flight from Yangon City. The rooms are designed in the traditional style, using wooden and cane furniture, and all have sea views. Deluxe Seaview Villa: The Amazing Ngapali Resort offers Deluxe villas to suit the needs of today's discerning travelers. Suite Beach Front Villa

relax in your own space in front of your villa or on the beach. Enjoy the sun or opt for shade under coconut trees. Amazing Suite Beach Front Villa Beach front Amazing Suite Villas are imaginatively and elegantly decorated in a variety of exotic styles. There is also a nine-hole golf course nearby. This local hotelier has another property Amazing Resort and Spa Bagan with its adjacent golf course.

Ngapali’s beaches are a premier destination in Myanmar for holidaymakers who want to be the first to discover unspoiled white sands and coconut groves as far as the eye can see.

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uch like its neighbor Thailand, Myanmar has much more to offer outside of its capital city, Yangon. A country with a rich history and culture, Myanmar now has a host of options for the luxury traveler wanting to explore its archaeological wonders, cruise the great Ayeyarwaddy River, or relax on pristine white sand beaches. Myanmar is the cool new place for savvy travelers who want to be the first to discover new destinations. History buffs will be well aware of the many cultural relics found in Myanmar. Known as the ‘Land of a Million Temples’, the country’s strong Buddhist tradition and history can be explored in hundreds of pagodas, stupas and monasteries, particularly in Mandalay (the cultural capital) and Bagan. Mandalay, Burma’s second largest city was the last royal capital and is rich in monasteries, architecture, crafts, food, and various modes of transport. Lying on the Ayerwaddy River it is awash with monks, markets, people and goods with

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everything from jade markets to football games in monasteries to age old palaces to see. Founded as a kingdom in 1044, Bagan is the archaeological crown of Myanmar. Twice a day - just before sunrise and sunset - Balloon over Bagan is a unique experience, giving visitors an incredible bird’s eye view of ancient pagodas, 11th century kingdom ruins and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River from, you guessed it, a hot air balloon. Further south on the Arakan Coast lie the 15th century ruins of Mrauk-U, once the capital of the Rhakine Kingdom. This rarely - travelled destination is accessible only by boat along the Kaladan River and represents an exciting alternative (or supplement) to Bagan for historical and architectural enthusiasts. Those keen for a slice of serenity will appreciate a visit to Lake Inle, Heho, which the modern world has yet to claim within its grasp. Roughly 7,000 people live in hundreds of small villages bordering the

lake, which is still fished by rowboat fishermen. A boat trip on the lake or a bicycle ride through surrounding villages will leave you much less stressed than if you had actually built a time machine and travelled back to a simpler time. On the other hand, travelers with an urge to relax with a touch of luxury will be tempted to while away the hours at the beachfront Amazing Ngapali Resort in Zee Phyu Gone. Its 40 rooms are decked out in traditional wood and cane décor and they all boast sea views for those who, for whatever reason, can resist lounging in the coconut groves or just jumping in to Ngapali Beach. For re-luxe-ers who prefer changing scenery, the Road to Mandalay cruise between Mandalay and Bagan lets you enjoy the passing riverside landscapes from the comfort of a swimming pool, sun deck or observation lounge. It has three different cabin types for 110 passengers, all fitted with air conditioning, en suites, satellite TV and telephone.


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yanmar’s gradual emergence from political isolation is not only being watched keenly by political pundits, but also by travelers looking for a luxury destination off the beaten track. A far-sighted new government in Myanmar has revealed that it is studying the implementation of several tourist-friendly changes in the areas of hotel development, air access and visas. At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2012, two large hoteliers, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (which runs chains such as Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien) and Marriott International (which owns luxury hotel brand Ritz Carlton) both expressed an interest to build hotels in Myanmar, Southeast Asia's second largest country after Indonesia.

of 2013, in preparation for the foreign visitors expected to attend the 27th Southeast Asian Games. It is little wonder that hoteliers and travel agencies alike are hungry to pounce on newly available opportunities. Myanmar, after all, has been spared the steroidal development that has afflicted most of its Southeast Asian neighbors, and so retains untouched, with pure white beaches, towering mountains and impressive Buddhist architecture, such as the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and the 4,000 pagodas and stupas scattered across Bagan. Travelling here is safe, and the people are helpful, especially in the outskirts. The only hassle may be the currency, but the first ATM has been installed in Yangon. The U.S. dollar is the currency of choice, but

your notes must be crisp and without markings. The banks are extremely particular about this and will not accept folded, scribbled or shabby notes. Today it is easier to do money exchange in others currencies in the major destinations in Myanmar. The UK, US, Australia, Canada, EU have suspended sanctions against Myanmar and the UN will lift the embargo in the very near future in the wake of reforms in this Southeast Asian nation. Vietnam Airlines provides connections three times per week from Hanoi and HCM City to Yangon, making Myanmar more accessible to travelers. ANA is also resuming flights to Myanmar soon. Myanmar is trying to attract more international airlines to fly to the country, and with open sky policies in Asean, more airlines will fly to Myanmar in the near future. MAI is expanding its networks

What’s NeW ? This will bring a long needed touch of travel glamour to the reclusive country, which currently only has Asian-based hotel chains such as the Shangri-La Group (which runs Traders Hotel), Singapore's Sedona Hotels International, and GHM Luxury Hotels, a Burmese company that owns the Strand in the commercial former capital, Yangon. Hailed by everyone in the Western press (from CNN to Lonely Planet to Travel & Leisure magazine) as one of the world's “in” places to visit, Myanmar finds its tourism industry ready to increase exponentially in the next three years, if its infrastructure can match the demand. The few five-star hotels outside Yangon are, for the moment, scattered in tourist centres and beach resorts such as Ngapali, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake. Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism intends to implement an updated star rating system for hotels in the country. The country now has 691 licensed hotels, with a total of 23,454 rooms. Increases in business and leisure travel are expected to raise rates as the country looks for foreign investments. Myanmar expects 50 new hotels will open across the country ahead

and offers connections between Yangon and the famous Angkor Temples three times per week. At present, MAI has direct flight linking Yangon with Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Gaya. Myanmar introduced an e-visa system beginning in April 2012, check it out here: http://www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm.This system will allow international visitors to apply for a visa from anywhere via the Internet, before visiting Myanmar. Travelers will no longer need to go to a Myanmar embassy to apply for a visa. Travelers can not only fly from Mandalay to Chiang Mai, but can now cross borders from Myanmar to Thailand. However, tourists wanting to enter Myanmar by land currently face some restrictions. Only a handful of border crossings are open to foreigners and a regulation introduced in mid-2011 requires tourists to enter and exit at the same checkpoint. Opening Myanmar will let travelers discover one of the most fabulous destinations in the region, which is still completely unspoiled. With its rich cultures, amazing natural and historical heritage, its mountains and its coastline, Myanmar has all the ingredients to turn into a major world destination.

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This classic best selling tour of Myanmar

TRIP CODE: HLOM9D

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yangon • bagan • Mandalay • Pindaya • inle lake This classic best selling tour of Myanmar begins in the capital, Yangon (Rangoon). Stay at the famed Strand, a British colonial period hotel with teak windows, marble floors, rattan chairs and lacquer ceiling fans. With your private guide, tour the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and the city's most spectacular landmark, the sprawling Scott Market and the National Museum. Visit neighborhoods that reflect

Yangon's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi and indigenous influence. This is a land where holy men clad in traditional longyi are revered, thousands of ancient, religious stupas rise out of flat plains and floatingvillage life ebbs and flows upon Inle Lake. For a glimpse of Myanmar, there isn’t a more eye-opening destination than this mysterious country, which only began allowing Western travelers across its borders in recent years.

Selling Tip

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The passengers can enjoy the natural beauty of the river and the life on its banks. Cruise down the river in luxury, stay in the best hotels and dine in style.

TRIP CODE: LMM10D yangon • bagan • road To Mandalay CrUise • inle lake This tour combines the highlights of Myanmar with several days on the Ayeyarwady River aboard the legendary Road to Mandalay, an Orient Express cruise. Begin in the capital city of Yangon (Rangoon). Stay at the famed Strand, a British colonial period hotel with teak windows, marble floors, rattan chairs and lacquer ceiling fans. Road to Mandalay is a shallow-draught teak vessel that sails the 128 nautical miles between Bagan and Mandalay

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carrying 82 passengers. You cruise, dine in style on board, and much time is spent watching passing river life that is a visual and sensual feast. Embarkation at Mandaly for a couple of nights you then fly to Heho for a 3 night stay. This is a land where holy men clad in traditional longyi are revered, thousands of ancient, religious stupas rise out of flat plains and floating-village life ebbs and flows upon Inle Lake.


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inle lake and wooden crafts. From the seductive capital Yangon (where noise-polluting scooters and horn-honking are banned) and the mist-cloaked forests of the Irrawaddy, to the beguiling Inle Lake and stupa-studded Bagan (best viewed from a hot-air balloon at dawn) and not forgetting the grins and handshakes here, there and everywhere, Burma is Asia as it once was, it’s the authenticity.

Almost all luxury hotels and resorts offer spa service for guests. Free days at Inle Lake include spa treatments, trekking or sightseeing. A free day is also recommended in Bagan for biking, spa treatments, golf or ballooning. Or you have an option of doing absolutely nothing.

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yangon • bagan • MoUnT PoPa • salay • Mandalay • kalaW • On this tour travelers will explore the must see destinations and cruise in style from Bagan to Mandalay, and experience the charm of Myanmar in just 12 days. You will discover the most famed temples and wonder through its quaint villages that are home to crumbling pagodas with delicate murals still covering the interior walls. You learn about the local practices by visiting workshops that produce two of Bagan's most famous products, lacquer ware

Throughout Myanmar, you will savor fresh and exotic cuisine, experience the warmth and openness of the Burmese people and enjoy the local charm with both simplicity and luxury.

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Selling Tip Be first to discover a beach destination

TRIP CODE: DMHMR12 beaches are a premier destination in Myanmar for holidaymakers who want to be the first to discover unspoiled white sands and coconut groves as far as the eye can see. Be the first to discover a remarkably pristine environment!

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yangon • bagan • Mandalay • inle lake • ngaPali beaCh On this latest Myanmar tour, you will discover the best places in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, while you also get to rest and relax on the best beach in Myanmar on the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. Ngapali’s

“Myanmar’s appeal to luxury travelers lies in the way it has been unaffected by modern developments. The country attracts an increasing number of high-end visitors with its colonial properties such as the Orient Express’ Governor’s Residence in Yangon and growing number of boutique hotels across the country. Travelers are the first to discover a destination, the last frontier in Southeast Asia” Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

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the country guiDe besT TiMe To VisiT MyanMar ? You can visit Myanmar all the year round but the best time to come is between October and February as the weather during this period is neither too hot nor wet. Visiting Myanmar during the monsoon season from June to September, the climate in central Myanmar (Bagan, Mandalay, Hsipaw, Kalaw, Inle Lake) is similar to Northern Thailand. This means refreshing rain from June to September. The rest of the day the weather is clear. It is always comfortably warm (but not as hot as MarchApril). There are fewer tourists (so you have a much better choice of hotel rooms). June to September is cheaper and best of all, Myanmar is at its best – green and refreshing (less dusty and dry than in the winter here).

LUx’S HOTELS LIST IN MYANMAR Our Recommended Hotels and Resorts in Myanmar. yangon

THE STRAND HOTEL

THE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

THE TRADERS HOTEL YANGON

PARK ROYAL HOTEL YANGON

THE SAVOY HOTEL YANGON

www.ghmluxuryhotels.com

www.governorsresidence.com www.shangri-la.com www.parkroyalhotels.com

www.savoy-myanmar.com

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THE HOTEL @ THABABAR GATE BAGAN

AUREUM PALACE HOTELS & RESORTS

www.hoteltharabarbagan.com www.aureumpalacehotel.com

THIRIPYITSAYA SAKURA HOTEL www.bagan-thiripyitsaya-sakura-hotel.com

ROAD TO MANDALAY RIVER CRUISES www.orient-express.com

Mandalay

THE MANDALAY HILL RESORT AND SPA www.mandalayhillresorthotel.com

SEDONA MANDALAY www.sedonahotels.com

Visa reqUireMenTs A visa is required in advance. Tourist visas for Myanmar can be obtained from any Myanmar embassy or consulate world-wide or on the internet. Tourists wanting to enter Myanmar by land currently a face some restrictions. Only a handful of border crossings are open to foreigners and a regulation introduced in mid-2011 requires tourists to enter and exit at the same checkpoint Travelers who plan to arrive via Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong or Vietnam can obtain their tourist visas within three working days. Tourist visas are valid for a stay of up to 28 days. Myanmar introduced an e-visa system in April 2012, that will allow international visitors to apply for a visa from anywhere via the Internet, before visiting Myanmar. A Myanmar visa for pick up on arrival is available by contacting our travel experts for more information at myanmar@luxurytravelvietnam.com

inle lake

THE PRISTINE LOTUS RESORT AND SPA www.pristinelotus.com

MYANMAR TREASURE RESORT INLE LAKE

AUREUM PALACE HOTEL IN BAGAN

INLE PRINCESS RESORT

www.myanmartreasureresorts.com www.aureumpalacehotel.com www.inleprincessresort.net

ngaPali beaCh

THE SANDOWAY RESORT NGAPALI

AMAZING NGAPALI RESORT

www.thesandowayresort.com www.amazingngapaliresort.com

ARAMA OCEAN RESORT

www.amaragroup.net

Both Lake Inle, in ethnically diverse Shan state, and Ngapali Beach, along the country’s western Bay of Bengal shoreline, are good places for low-key R&R, with new resorts opening regularly.

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“Contact us for a tailor-made proposal for your next MICE trip. Trust the Luxury Travel MICE Team for a truly unique, rewarding and enriching experience in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia! Our dedicated, professional and multi-lingual team ensures that you receive only the best. From the moment your MICE groups arrive, until the time they leave, you will have peace of mind. ” Huong Pham, MICE Operations Manager, Luxury Travel Ltd. As a DMC, we have direct contacts with hotels, transportation companies, restaurants, bars, artistic venues, interpreters, guides, and more, to custom make programs and make all the necessary arrangements. We are catering to worldly and high class clients seeking luxury individual or group travel. This way we keep focused on our destinations and guarantee the

quality of our offers. Luxury Travel has all you need to organize successful MICE trips. Our MICE customers range from 10 to 1,000 person groups and many companies choose us for their company incentive trips. The MICE Team can take care of the arrangements for your next event, including meetings, conferences, exhibitions or seminars.

multi-country tourS We have received an increased demand from luxury travelers looking to explore more than one country on a single journey and our "multi-country tours" section caters to this perfectly. Offering a multitude of choices and value for your money, our cross-border journeys ensure that you experience the highlights of more than one country on what may be your only visit part of the world. It is important to us that your clients return home having met the locals, experienced the culture and savored the cuisine. Jason Hagberg, Luxury Travel Ltd USA Luxury Travel Ltd designs multi-country touring options, invites elite travelers to experience the luxury, food, culture, lifestyle, travel and charm at its finest of five destinations in Southeast Asia with their great selection of multi-country tours, specially designed to show you the unique way of life and the wonderful sights of each country in one journey. Southeast Asia is a captivating region brimming with intriguing cultures, age-old customs and diverse

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landscapes. While the cultures and histories of Southeast Asia are intricately woven together, each country retains its own distinct and vibrant traditions. To truly experience the essence of the region, the best way is to embark on one of the enchanting multicountry tours, this is especially for travelers that come from a long haul destination. Most of Luxury Travel Company's luxury tours start either from Hanoi/Saigon Vietnam or Bangkok, Thailand.


our commitment to you We at Luxury Travel Ltd. have a long tradition of putting our customers first. We understand the benefits of an excellent working environment for our colleagues who add value to our company. We commit to provide you with the highest level of professionalism and top notch services, as well as fast, accurate and unique travel experiences for your clients. More than that, we commit to acknowledge your every enquiry within 12 hours, and to make sure that you have custom tours arranged within 24 hours, at the latest.

The highesT sTandards oF serViCe and ProFessionalisM As a high-end tour operator and DMC, we set a very high standard in our company for the benefit of our clients. We are committed to operating with the highest standards of service and professionalism, while continuing to improve on the qualities that make us not just good, but great. Our job is to reward you and your customers with unique travel experiences, and we continue to raise the bar in order to exceed even the most sophisticated client‘s expectations. We listen carefully to our travel partners in order to deliver the right itineraries, experiences and services, in response to the demands of the changing market and the needs of customers.

24/7 ConCierge serViCe on The groUnd We guarantee that you and your customers will have 24/7 support on the ground, and that each booking has one dedicated staff member from beginning to end. Customers have access to our offices around Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand and can call us around the clock on our customer hotline. Our team (both locals and expatriates) speak French, English and German, so we can handle international enquiries and fix any problem right away on your behalf.

keeP learning To keeP groWing Travel advisors are well trained to become the ultimate luxury travel advisors and part of a team with great passion and a deep knowledge of tourism. Those who go through the training develop great pride in their company, expertise in luxury accommodations, unparalleled salesmanship, and customer care and service skills without equal. Our excellent tour guides speak many different languages and become adept at working with Western travelers.We’ll help travelers satisfy their passion for travel by sharing our insider knowledge, while our connections will get them access to unique places and one-of-a-kind experiences.

an inVesTMenT in ProdUCT deVeloPMenT Our purchasing team and product development ensures fresh, trendy and innovative products in the market. We often announce new tours in our five destinations (especially Indochina and Myanmar) and we negotiate with suppliers for the best rates. Our team visits and reviews all new luxury hotels and resorts to keep you informed, and to ensure that accommodations meet our luxury standards. Furthermore, many products are our signature packages and unique to Luxury Travel.

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We keeP yoU UPdaTed on The besT deals aVailable As a DMC, we have strong purchasing power with suppliers, including luxury hotels, resorts, cruises, trains, airlines, etc. This means that we get the best deals available in the industry and we pass them on to our customers. So, if you need a quotation on your existing tour programs or a quotation for a last minute booking, send it to us, and we guarantee the best value for the money!

oUr qUaliTy assUranCe Our slogan is “Serving Today’s Most Sophisticated Travelers”, and we seek to serve more than the average traveler. We have long-established relationships with our local luxury suppliers, ensuring not only competitive prices, but also quality service. To ensure the comfort of our travelers, we always use private transport when traveling by road. We have our own modern fleet of air-conditioned vehicles, ranging from a standard car to a 16-seat Mercedes Benz luxury van to a full size coach. Other modes of transport include private yachts, private jets, helicopters and luxury trains. We book accommodations appropriate to the type of tour selected and the client’s preferences. This can vary greatly, from boutique 4-star hotels bursting with character to luxury beach resorts. Whatever the selected standard of accommodation, we use the best at that level.We have visited our destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts and restaurants designed for discriminating travelers, so we guarantee that they will like what we suggest.

resPonsible TraVel Responsible tourism is defined as: “Travel conducted in such manner as not to harm or degrade the cultural or natural environment of the places visited. “Acting as a local and responsible tour operator, we aim to create better places for people to visit and better places for people to live. We are committed to making our business more sustainable and responsible. We believe that by taking measured steps to build corporate and social responsibility into every aspect of our business, we can reduce the negative effects of the travel industry on our environment, and accentuate the positive impact of tourism by working to preserve the destinations we love for future generations. We continue to explore innovative and positive ways to promote Southeast Asia, while showcasing the beauty of its countries through responsible travel. In fact, in 2008, Luxury Travel won an award for sustainable development, and we are confident that, with your help, more awards are on the way.

We Care aboUT yoU and yoUr gUesTs We will help you to sell more and worry less. We represent you and your company in each destination and protect your brand name and reputation. We understand how competitive the market is now and how customers are more difficult and demanding, wanting more value for the money, but expecting the highest level of service. We offer you and your clients hassle and worry free service, with a commitment to providing the best services in each category. We pay attention to the details, while offering easy and convenient payment options and reasonable terms. We make sure to clear our debt at the end of every month and we guarantee that your customers will be fully satisfied with our services.

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our viSion AS THE FIRST HIGH-END TOUR OPERATOR IN THE LUxURY TOURISM INDUSTRY IN VIETNAM, WE NOT ONLY WANT TO CAPITALIZE ON OUR POSITION, BUT ALSO TO DEVELOP AND GROW FROM IT. THROUGH JOINT-VENTURES AND BUYING SMALL NICHE COMPANIES IN THE LUxURY SERVICES INDUSTRY, WE ARE STRIVING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TOP NOTCH LUxURY SERVICES IN VIETNAM AND ELSEWHERE. OUR VISION IS TO BECOME THE LEADING TOUR OPERATOR AND DMC IN VIETNAM BY OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020 AND ONE OF THE ASIA’S LEADING LUxURY TOUR OPERATORS, WITH A POTENTIAL IPO THEREAFTER.

We Will mAke it our miSSion to help you to Sell more BeAutiful experienceS to gueStS AnD to Worry leSS. upon reQueSt, We AlSo hoSt privAte preSS tripS AnD eDucAtionAl fAm tripS to help trAvel AgentS to Become true trAvel expertS in the region.

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Agreement BETWEEN Vietnamese Name

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CôNG TY TNHH DU LịCH SANG TRọNG VIệT NAM.

International Tour Operator Licence

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05 Nguyen Truong To Street, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam

Internationally traded under the name "Luxury Travel" company license: 0101622092

Phone:+84.4.39274120, Fax:+ 84.4.39274118 Hotline 24/07:+ 84.1234 68 69 96 – Email: sales@luxurytravelvietnam.com Website: www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com Representative

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Mr. Pham Manh Ha Position: Founder and CEO (Hereafter referred to as "Luxury Travel") AND

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(Hereafter referred to as "The Agent") The agent agrees to buy services from luxury Travel with the following terms and conditions: 1

The agent is entitled to a commission of 10% from the tour-packaged prices published on our web site, flyer, brochure and public tariff book. This commission will not be included with other promotional discounts or reductions.

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quotations: Confidential tariff book is net and non-commissionable. When required, Luxury Travel will quote for specific requests from the agent. The quoted prices are then net prices to the Agent and therefore no commission is applicable. The Agent will have to add their mark up to passengers. Quotations are subject to change according to the local economic situation at the time.

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Confirmations: Bookings are made to our Reservation Office at Email: sales@luxurytravelvietnam.com, facsimile: +84.4.39274118 or voice phone: +84.4.39274120 and shall be confirmed within 24 hours. Until full payment has been received, Luxury Travel reserves the right to alter the price for its confirmed service.

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Payment terms: The agent will pay Luxury Travel in full for all clients/ground arrangements 30 days prior to client’s arrival. Payment should be made with PayPal, Visa or Mastercard, with a 3% surcharge for Mastercard or Visa and 4% for AMEx. Alternatively, payment can be transferred to the account below: The bank account name: LUxURY TRAVEL CO., LTD * The bank name: ANZ Bank, Hanoi Branch * The bank branch: Hanoi Branch * The International Banking Account Number: 6276881 Bank Swift Code: ANZB VNVx * The bank address: 14 Le Thai To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam * Website: www.anz.com/vietnam Luxury Travel must be informed by either fax or e-mail as soon as the remittance has been made.

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deposit: 20% of total value for the arrangements or US$ 100 per person (whichever amount is larger) is required as a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit when booking is confirmed

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Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing either by fax or e-mail. Cancellations will be charged as follows:

Less than 30 days before arrival: no cancellation charge, although non-refundable deposit will be forfeited.

29 - 13 days before arrival: 20% charge

12 - 7 days before arrival: 40% charge

Less than 7 days before arrival: 100% charge

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liability, insurance and non-Use of services: No refunds or exchanges can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services which are included in the tour prices but not utilized by the tour member. Luxury Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be covered by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance. Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Luxury Travel will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

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Complaints/refunds Procedure: Luxury Travel will act as an intermediary between the clients and other service suppliers such as hotels, boat, air and train companies in the event of any complaint.

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Validity: The terms and conditions of this contract come into force upon the day that both the Agent and Luxury Travel have signed a copy and Luxury Travel receives a signed copy from the Agent. This contract shall be formed on a rolling basis from year to year, without the need for renewal. Only a more recent contract will override the above terms and conditions. …………………………….………, Date Signed By:

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hoW to Book With uS ?

We offer a variety of ways for you to book or inquire about our services. Whether you prefer to chat live online with us, call our luxury travel advisors or representatives, email us or visit our offices, we answer your questions, send you tailor made holidays and process your bookings as soon as possible and will confirm with you within 24 hours by email.

A WorlD of luxury “Luxury” Definition by Dictionary: wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living, the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive, something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity.

Comfort, Uniqueness, Excellent Food, Friendly Staff, Unique Itinerary and Activities, Attention To Details, Stylish, Sophistication, Safety, Experience, Perfection, Leisure, Beautiful, Memory, Extravaganza, Extra, Personal, Home Luxuries, Personal luxuries, Luxury of Services, Satisfaction, Vacation, Excellence, Privileges, 24/07 Concierge, Luxury Travel Advisor, Around the Clock Support, Worry Free Holiday, Inspiration, Cultural and Colonial Tours, Luxury Holidays, Experiential travel, Family Travel, Honeymoon Tours, Wellness & Spa, Beach Holidays, Cruises, Culinary Experiences, Photography Tours, Special Interests, Eco & Nature Tours, Luxury Camping, Golf, Soft Adventure Tours, Cycling Tours, Stop-Over, Off Shore Excursions, In the lap of luxury, Day Trips, Exotic destinations, Private Small Group Tours, Customer Care, Outstanding Customer Service, Private Tours, Tailor-Made Holidays, Exclusiveness, Elegance, Stunning, Amazing, Senses, Perfection, Five Star Properties, Six Star Hotels, Boutique, Eco-

Luxe, Luxury, Luxury Adventures, Pamper, Indulgence, Bespoke Experiences, Extravagance, Elegance, Helicopter, Private Jet, Private Charter Air Plane, Audi, Limousine, BMW, Porche, Bww, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Trains, Sailing, Cruises, Dream, Opulence, Sophisticated, Demanding, Wealthy, Rich, Super Rich, Millionaires, Billionaires, Simple, Day Trips, Luxury Accommodations, Luxury Car, Rare, Exclusive, Chic, Opulence, Indulgence, Slow Tourism, Elegant, Flexible, Knowledge, Exclusivity, Ultra-Luxury Travel, Vietnam’s First Luxury Tour Operator, Luxury DMC an Ultra-Luxury Operator, Luxe Experiences, Good Value for Money, a Bespoke luxury Tour Operator, Specialists in Privately Guided and Bespoke Holidays, Asian Luxury Travel Specialist, Exclusive Houses, Private Castle, Villas Rentals, Private Chef, a Whole Side of Luxury, Off-the-Beaten Track, Ostentation, Senses, Worry-Free, Top Notch Service, Siemless Travel, the High Life, the Boom of Luxury Travel, Cash Rich, Time Poor Travelers, Lux

Hot List, Lux List, Nothing is Impossible, Outbound Tour Operator , Inbound Tour Operator Full Travel Service Agency Online/Internet Travel Service, Culture, Heritage and Colonial Tours, Private Yacht Cruises, Family Travel, Sporting Holidays, Romance, Luxury Transportation, Private Jet, Air Plane, Helicopter, Charter Luxury Car Rental, Wellness and Spa, Golf Holidays, Luxury Adventures, Custom Tours, Luxury Hotels/Villas/Boutiques Hotels/Resorts Reservation Service, Private Travel Arrangements for VIP Stars and Celebrity, Royal and Government clientele. MICE: Meeting, Incentive, Cooperation and Exhibition. Business Travel and Conference Travel, Event, Prestige, Meeting Plan, Trust in Luxury Magazine Ratings, World’s Best Hotels, World luxury hotels, World Class Hotels and Resorts, Elite Luxury Lover, Aspirating Luxury Lover, Elite Luxury Shopper, Luxury Explorer, Young and Restless, Satisfied Luxury Admirer. Luxury is a relative term.

“There are three major products categories in the luxury world; home luxuries, personal luxuries and experiential luxuries or luxuries of services such as luxury travel, entertainment, fine dining, beauty treatments, spas, and massage services.” Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

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LUXURY TRAVEL LTD 5 Nguyen Truong To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam - Tel: (84-4) 3927 4120 - Fax: (84-4) 3927 4118 Email: Agents@luxurytravelvietnam.com - Website: www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com Editor-in-chief

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Charlotte Ham

Managing Editor

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Pham Ha

Contributors

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Brenda Sunoo, Marie Garcia, Maud Gallois, Hung Nguyen, Pham Ha, Phan Trong Thang, Hien Pham, Anita Sach, Richard Parks, Charlotte Ham, Marion Debuy

Editorial Advisors

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Jason Hagberg, Anita Sach, Richard Parks

Designer

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Mr. Nguyen Tien Hiep

Photographers

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Quoc Anh, Nguyen Cuong, Pham Ha, Bernadette Vouchot, Maria Garcia, Brenda Sunoo, Jens Pickhan, Marion Debuy,Charlotte Ham, Huu Toai, Luxury Travel’s Suppliers and Friends.

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HALU VIETNAM

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211-2012/CXB/10-06/HĐ

The Luxury Travel Company Brochure Edition 10 June 2012 Although the authors and publishers have tried to make the information as accurate as possible, they accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person using this brochure. Copyright 2012 – 2013 by Luxury Travel Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrial system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except brief extracts for the purpose of review, without the written permission of the publisher and copywriter owner.

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long established Asian specialist in the art o travel

hanoi head oFFiCe 5 NGUYEN TRUONG TO STREET, BA DINH DIST, HANOI CITY, VIETNAM Email

: hanoi1@luxurytravelvietnam.com

Phone

: + 84.4.3927 4120 - Fax: +84.4.3927 4118

Concierge 24/07 : + 84.1234 68 69 96 in English, + 84. 906 47 99 43 in German * (+84) 906 48 77 43 in French danang oFFiCe 38 HAI PHONG STREET, HAI CHAU DIST, DANANG CITY, VIETNAM Phone

: 05116253165/05116507468 - Fax: 0511. 6253164

Concierge 24/7 : + 84 .93244.9777 Email

: danang1@luxurytravelvietnam.com

saigon branCh oFFiCe ROOM 15, 5TH FLOOR, 49 PASTEUR STR., DIST 01, HCM CITY, VIETNAM Phone

: + 84.8. 3914.0476 - Fax: + 84. 8. 3914.0475

Concierge 24/7 : + 84. 987 97 68 68 Email

: saigon1@luxurytravelvietnam.com

Website

: www.luxurytravelvietnam.com

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