Vietnam and Southeast Asia consistently rank at the top of lists of hot travel destinations. And the region’s luxury sellers are tapping into that demand with new websites to help agents find and book the best packages from a growing list of options in the region.
Luxury Travel, which bills itself as Vietnam’s first luxury travel agency and a leader in privately guided tours in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, last month launched a new site to make it easier for agents and consumers to quickly put together and book custom packages online.
According to Thang Phan, the company’s sales manager, the new site “is designed with simplicity in mind, and clients can make their selections based on their personal preferences: flexibility with date of travel, number of people, room arrangements (single, double, twin, triple), add-on services on tour, requests for children, etc.”
The company said it spent more than a year surveying customers and developing the site, which offers special logins for travel agents and tour operators.
Another Vietnamese company, Emperor Cruises, is launching a website promoting Nha Trang on the coast of central Vietnam, where it will launch the area’s first luxury cruises next year.
Besides information about its new all-inclusive day and overnight cruises, Emperor’s website provides quick and easy access to information on hotels, tourism products and selling tips for its boats and the destination in general. There will also be access to quality pictures, selling tips, video clips and free training with Emperor Cruises’ online modules.
The company is set to launch its day, sunset and dinner cruises on March 1. Overnight cruises on its three-level Indochine colonial classic-style boat, with 18 luxury cabins, begin in August.
“We are excited to unveil our B2B website for premium travel and cruise professionals who want to sell intimate cruising, ultimate luxury and unique encounters for the most discerning travelers,” said Long Bui, co-founder and CEO of Emperor Cruises Ltd. “Agents are required to register at our login page and be verified in order to begin utilizing all the site has to offer including our confidential cruise tariffs. We aim to maximize our use of technology in order to deliver the world’s most authentic luxury travel experiences in Nha Trang Bay.”