Vietnamese tourism expects to welcome more foreign billionaires | To travel



At the end of November 2019, a 5-star resort in the central city of Da Nang hosted a million dollar wedding ceremony for the daughter of an Indian billionaire, serving more than 700 guests.

Earlier, in March 1919, another Indian billionaire’s wedding took place on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Mekong Delta, attracting the attention of Vietnamese and Indian media, with hundreds of guests, servers and artists from 10 countries. Food for the reception was delivered by specialist planes from India.

The person who helped make this possible by promoting marriage services to Indian billionaires and millionaires is Vietnam’s Ambassador to India, Mr. Pham Sanh Chau. According to the Da Nang City Foreign Ministry, several Indians with deep pockets are also considering Da Nang for their wedding in 2020.

Foreign tourists visiting Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh) in early 2020

When it comes to strategies to attract visitors willing to spend a lot of money, mainly international millionaires and billionaires, the leaders of Da Nang City and Phu Quoc Island District have turned to the guests. potentials of India and Muslim countries.

Meanwhile, other district level agencies are also focusing on MICE tourism and developing various forms of entertainment and travel like golf, helicopter, yachts etc. for potential guests. The tourism sector has cooperated with travel companies and professional event organizers to promote their services to visitors.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh, vice president of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, stressed that the tourism sector should have specific strategies targeting high net worth clients. It is known that a large number of customers from the Middle East and Arabs prefer to visit Thailand, as the Vietnamese market has yet to meet the stringent food and hospitality requirements for high-class customers.

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau stressed that the influx of big Indian spenders demands complete confidentiality and does not want the media to divulge information about their family’s marriage. The manager of a 5 star hotel in HCMC added that strict privacy rules are always in the hotel manual and violations will be severely punished.

According to the president of the Vietnamese Tourism Association Nguyen Huu Tho, the main tourist destinations for affluent Indians who wish to organize wedding receptions are world-class resorts with obvious tourist advantages.

There are several places in Vietnam that can provide such services, for example JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort at Kem Beach on Phu Quoc Island, and Sheraton Grand Da Nang Hotel Resort in Da Nang, with a 250m swimming pool long and an out-of-area socket for helicopters.

Four Seasons Group, a tourism company, presents a 21-day tour called Remote Wonders 2021, scheduled to depart by the end of December 2021, costing around US $ 191,000 per person, departing from Dubai (UAE) on the A321neo jet. via Hoi An (Vietnam), Cambodia, Thailand, Seychelles, Tanzania, Rwanda, then back to Dubai.

By Thi Hong – Translated by Tan Nghia


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