From bustling cities to quiet farming villages, feel the history all around
With its long “S” shaped coastline, its millenary history, its unique heritage, Vietnam is an appealing destination for those wanting a successful MICE event.
A perfect place to launch a product, award a partner, and reinforce the cohesion of their team. From mountainous regions to the west down to pristine coastline of golden sand beaches through terraced rice paddies, “Vietnam has it all”.
Vietnam is not only to be pictured with the images of the Mekong Delta with its arroyos, rice barges, fruit orchards. Vietnam’s images also often refer to colorful ethnic minority groups and the hustle and bustle of crowded cities. Vietnam has also several centuries of culinary delights at every street corner: pho, nems, banh xeo, bo bun. The food dominates a big part of the local culture, especially in Hanoi Old Quarter, where narrow streets and homes’ back courtyard are filled with all sorts of kitchens, restaurants and eateries.
The impressive Halong Bay is sometimes considered as one of the new 7th wonders of the world and has become the most recognized landmark of the country. Vietnam’s rich craftsmanship is world renowned: think of the conical hats, the lacquer ware, the egg shell and nacre handicrafts, lace and embroidery.
Vietnam is certainly one step ahead of Laos in its economic development and this is reflected in the abundance of infrastructure already and being developed. International chains are battling to get their presence up there: Intercontnental, Sol Melia, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Accor through its brands like Pullman, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, they are all there. So, no need to mention that from a small BOD meeting to large international conferences, anything is possible out there.
You will be amazed by the infinite choice available that will easily complement a journey to Laos: play the contrast or complementary cards:
Gala dinners on isolated beaches in Halong Bay, cooking classes at remote countryside private homes, treasure hunts in old quarters of Hanoi, Hoi An or Saigon, a cyclo ride for a transfer to the Opera, outside catering with traditional performances at a zoo or botanical garden, a fun night out with band playing international classics, a street side themed dinner, a seafood BBQ in tropical gardens of a resort, a helicopter tour, a 4x4 sand dunes rally, and so much more.
From Laos, Hanoi is located less than one hour flight and is definitively the gateway to extended experiences.
Vietnam is an ideal combination with Laos, as it is fairly easy to connect daily on Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines as follows:
Luang Prabang – Hanoi
Vientiane – Hanoi
Vientiane – Ho Chi Minh City
Pakse – Hi Chi Minh City
Vietnam Airlines have great connecting times following/before intercontinental flights and notably through Hanoi.
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