Vietnam’s First Tour Operator Targets GLBT Tourism Market
Vietnam has become a popular niche market for gay and lesbian travelers. Gay and lesbian travelers are increasingly becoming the focus of tour companies as the tourism industry looks to put the woes of the global financial crisis behind it. Luxury Travel Ltd. announces new bespoke holidays for upscale gay and lesbian travelers to Vietnam.
Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers, with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.
According to Luxury Travel’s experts, gay family travel, same-sex weddings and honeymoon breaks in Vietnam that allow gay marriage have been a recent focus. The tourism industry is becoming more and more aware of the potential of high-end gay travelers, as the majority has no children and therefore often have more disposable income. Therefore, they often have more time and money and can travel whenever they wish, even in this global financial climate.
Luxury Travel Ltd. taps this market and promotes luxury and bespoke travel experiences and is very friendly to gay and lesbian travelers, from tour guides to drivers and all representatives.
“A few years ago, GLBT was considered a niche market and now it is really being considered a segment in and of itself. We add focus on the gay and lesbian market in order to properly train our staff and deliver the expected service. We make them feel welcome and the same as all other travelers.” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.
Luxury Travel Ltd. is the first tour company in Vietnam (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) offering niche tours for not only couples, but also for upscale singles. This travel company also offers tailor made spa and adventure themed luxury escapes.
The incredible itineraries that are chosen are to amazing places, and leave visitors feeling like they actually have more than enough time to absorb the experience and really do what guests want to do, rather than feeling hurried and rushed as with traditional tours offered by other travel companies.
“Quietly, Vietnam has become a popular niche market for gay tourists. Ho Chi Minh City former Saigon is particularly welcoming,” said David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.
He also says that it’s all because of the locals’ friendly attitude: “People living here have a very open approach to gay people. The Vietnamese government also wants to legalize same sex marriage in the country.”
David reveals that his company receives more and more custom tours from gay and lesbian travelers worldwide. They prefer to stay in the top luxury hotels and resorts and are big spenders, with 99% happy to recommend Luxury Travel Ltd.’s services to their friends and colleagues.
“We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam and all accommodations and tour guides were fantastic. We enjoyed all the sights included in our schedule as well as all meals planned by Luxury Travel, so thank you! I will definitely recommend Luxury Travel Ltd to all my family and friends. Let me stress that all guides and hotel employees were very respectful, kind, and professional and we have no complaints against any individual we encountered. Your company went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more pleased with the service we received,” said Julie and Valerie, satisfied clients of Luxury Travel Company from New Orleans, LA, USA.