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Follow our event trail. Meet South East Asia.


Welcome to a New Journey Welcome to your comprehensive event management guide for South East Asia. We are delighted to be your warm and welcoming narrator, to guide you and your future event through one of the hottest emerging event destinations in the world. These booklets will serve as your one stop shop to organizing a business event in South East Asia. You’ll find everything you need from information about Trails of Indochina, the destinations, sample itineraries and a range of Signature Experiences on offer. Whether you’re planning an upcoming meeting, conference or incentive, or are considering South East Asia as a future host region, we look forward to sharing our insight, support systems and knowledge with you. We welcome the opportunity to be your team on the ground and in partnership, to help you weave an unforgettable event trail through an inspiring and ancient land.

“ If I had to do it all again tomorrow, what I would do differently is take the National Guides out to dinner and shake your hand and say “Well done John”. Also, I would tell you, you’re welcome to give World President Organization and myself as a reference to anyone.” Edward Zola, Chairman for Vietnam Events, World President Organization, (WPO), Virginia, USA

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Dinner in a rice field in Hoi An

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Carve Out Your Own Unique Event Trail Trails of Indochina has a long and distinguished history in destination and event management in South East Asia. To help you break new ground and give your delegates something they will long remember, we make it our business to search for the region’s unique tales, to meet the colorful characters, to taste each and every morsel on its spicy plate. Let us share with you what our years of discovery have found. Allow us open the door to some exclusive options and walk you and your delegates down your own unique trail. Are you ready?

“Fulfill your event with bespoke hand tailored innovation”

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Gala dinner at Trong cave, Halong Bay Vietnam

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Your Expert Trail Guides Established in 1999, Trails of Indochina fast became known as a key pioneer in the development of the destination and event management industry in South East Asia. The company was founded on a base of luxury travel, on bespoke, boutique and customized service and programs. Therefore, at the heart of the organization’s culture is an unrelenting drive to be above all things, tailored and responsive. This is our niche and our competitive advantage. What this means for you and your event is a partner that answers your queries, responds to your needs and goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide you with a program and experience that is unique and absolutely tailored to you and your organization’s charter. With more than ten years of Destination Management Company experience living and working in South East Asia, Paul Robinson leads our dedicated MICE Team. His knowledge and understanding of the region coupled with his enthusiasm and operational expertise provide a truly personalized experience whether you’re planning an upcoming meeting, conference or incentive, Paul will share his personal insight, the company’s support systems and knowledge to help you weave an unforgettable event trail.

“In late 2008 I received an award from The Young President’s Organization for the best “retreat” of all Western Hemisphere chapters that year. That award could just as easily been given to your team. We had almost 60 CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, and Presidents on that trip and many who have returned with their families...” James K. McPartland, Young Presidents Organisation, USA

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Our dedicated MICE team

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Follow Our Event Trail, Meet South East Asia... Whether you have chosen South East Asia for a future meeting or incentive, or are still deciding between a number of destinations, this information will assist in ensuring you become familiar with the region and its unique character. You’ll soon see why it’s considered one of the hottest emerging meeting, conference and incentive destinations in the world. South East Asia delivers one of the best hospitality experiences available globally, so your event receives service second to none in addition to superb value for money. Vital event resources such as printed materials, entertainment, food and beverage can often be sourced at a much more effective cost than many competing destinations, plus capable and willing service staff are readily available. This is the luxury of hospitality in South East Asia.

South East Asia. One of the hottest emerging event destinations in the world.

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Fascinating temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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Beware The Sleeping Giant The infrastructure within many of South East Asia’s countries has improved rapidly in recent years ensuring the event market access to globally competitive and modern hotels, venues, service providers and transport for example – without losing its traditional and cultural appeal. South East Asia provides you with an international standard event, coupled with a natural hospitality and an unmistakably unique set of activities and destination experiences.

“ All the accommodations exceeded their expectations – they loved the visit to the art gallery and the dinner in a local home. This trip appears to be a highlight for these clients who were already extremely well travelled... It was a pleasure for me working with you all and I am sure I will have new business in the future for you.” Freda Anderson MCC, President, Touch of Class Travel, Arizona, USA

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Modern Bangkok, the “City of Angels” by night

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Your Event, Our Trail, Together... One of our key mandates with meetings and incentives is to deliver a true hand-held experience. At the beginning of our partnership, we appoint a team of specialists to take care of you from start to finish, so you develop trust, a familiarity and an ease of communication. Your team is also supported by our Ground Operations offices located in each of our destinations, who will follow your event throughout the region, wherever your journey may take you. We will seamlessly link you to our extensive list of products, services, infrastructure, support, contacts and organizations that you need to ensure your event is a success. Your delegates will enjoy a smooth event coupled with the warmth of an engaging people and the inspiration of a deep and fascinating destination.

Leverage our personal team of MICE specialists and ground operations teams dedicated to the success of your event.

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Our Legacy of Expertise Some of the key highlights you’ll find in a partnership with us. • A dedicated Support team is appointed to take care of you before, during and after your event, wherever you may travel throughout the region • A Ground Operations team is based in all cities we include in our programs to ensure a closely monitored ground handling execution, hands on management and instant response • Six showcased destinations with which we are intimately familiar, have an extensive product and contact network and access to a variety of exclusive venues and experiences – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore • A Management team with over 100 years combined experience in the destination and event management industry • Over 250 staff across 6 countries • A multi-cultural Senior Management team with members from Vietnam, Australia, the United States, England and Germany, Spain and Thailand • Exclusive Signature Experiences and Guest Speakers accessible only by Trails of Indochina • A philanthropic focus that sees us customize personally rewarding and unique opportunities for delegates to engage and contribute to the local community – often seen as a program highlight

Our extensive contacts and product in the region gives us unrivalled access to historical sites, cultural events and guest speakers, thereby allowing us to design programs that are highly specialized and creative.

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Event in a rice field, Vietnam

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A Trail of Success A snapshot of some of the more unique and high profile events we have had the opportunity to host over the years: • • • • • • • • • •

World Presidents Organization, 50 delegates, Vietnam Chief Executives Organization, 165 delegates, Vietnam and Cambodia Hawaii Asia Pacific Association, 60 delegates, Vietnam Young Professionals Organization, 45 delegates, Vietnam and Cambodia New Partner Orientations, 280 delegates, Thailand and Cambodia Sloane Fellows Program, 110 delegates, Vietnam Cisco, 100 delegates, Vietnam Horphag, 80 delegates, Vietnam New Directors Orientations, 100 delegates, Vietnam Arbonne, 180 delegates, Thailand and Hong Kong

“We loved the program; it was a first class adventure. Thank you so much for making it such a huge success” Cynthia Miller, Arbonne, USA Awarded Virtuoso Voyager Club Best Event 2009, by Virtuoso, the largest and most exclusive retail network in the US with over 1200 agents worldwide.

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Photo courtesy of Hotel Aureum Palace, Bagan

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Our Trail’s Distinctive Signature Trails of Indochina has a philanthropic heart thanks to our forward thinking and innovative Founder John Tue Nguyen, who is fondly and widely recognized as the pioneer who placed luxury travel on the map within South East Asia. John built Trails of Indochina with our backbone being customization and has spent much time identifying and developing experiences, activities and products that would become recognized as “Trails of Indochina Signature Experiences”. We are a generous and socially aware corporate enterprise, as you will see from the many Signature Experiences that have been created by the organization for our clients and your guests. Allow us to introduce you to our special list of unique and inspiring, often philanthropic, experiences that you can customize, adapt and add to your business event.

Enhance your program by adding a customized and exclusive Trails of Indochina Signature Experiences.

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A Diplomatic Welcome Pop the champagne corks to signal “kick-off ” at your welcome event at a house which was formerly the private Saigon residence of Henry Cabot Lodge, twice-US Ambassador to South Vietnam. Inject a sense of history and intrigue into your event at this Trails of Indochina owned venue. Gain Ancient Insight Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia, the largest religious monument in the world, with a renowned Khmer scholar. Having worked with the Angkor Temple Conservation Institution for many years, our guest speaker has a detailed knowledge of the Temple’s history that he shares through his personal stories customized to the interest level of your delegates. Take a visit to the storage museum showcasing original temple pieces. Channel to Cu Chi Visit a less used part of the tunnel complex with veterans of the tunnels and experience really and truly the tunnels like it was. Transfer by American army jeep and return by speed boat. Whilst in the tunnels, enjoy a lunch in the complex itself. An Evening at Prasart Museum. Enjoy an intimate dinner at this privately owned museum which contains a substantial collection of artifacts from the prehistoric to modern Bangkok periods. It also includes various pieces of prominent Thai architecture. This museum is by invitation only. Private luxury cruises. Trails of Indochina’s founder is privileged to own 3 luxury junks in Halong Bay and two stunning vessels inspired by the golden age of cruise liners that meanders gracefully through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Absorb the stunning scenery of World Heritage listed Halong Bay during a unique dining experience on a floating platform. We have the ability to action specialized requests and custom itineraries and we look forward to creating something tailored to your delegation and your charter as you float across two of Vietnam’s most famous waterways.

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Headquarters 10/8 Phan Dinh Giot Street Tan Binh District Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: (84 8) 3844 1005 Fax: (84 8) 3844 3350 mice@trailsofindochina.com

North America Sales Office 4100 Birch Street Newport Beach CA 92660, USA Tel: (1 888) 444 0212 Fax: (1 949) 486 5913 us@trailsofindochina.com

Australia Sales Office PO Box 4045 Maroubra South NSW 2035 Australia Tel: (61 2) 8003 4595 Fax: (61 2) 8347 0024 oz@trailsofindochina.com

India Sales Office 117, IJMIMA Complex, Malad West, Mumbai, 400 064, India Tel: (91-22) 4266 2423 india@trailsofindochina.com

Spain Sales Office Sant Marian, 145 1-6 08221 – Terrassa (Barcelona) Espaùa Tel: (34) 667 738 647 spain@trailsofindochina.com

United Kingdom Sales Office 67 Old High Street Oxford OX3 9HT, UK Tel (44 78) 8209 0311 uk@trailsofindochina.com

www.trailsofindochina.com

Latin America Sales Office Av. Tintoreto 119-2 Col. Ciudad de los Deportes Mexico, DF/CP 03710, Mexico Tel: (55) 5598 7623 info@trailsofindochina.com

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