Top Five High End Travel Trends for 2013 from Luxury Travel Ltd

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 31, 2012 --( Keeping with its annual tradition, Luxury Travel (Vietnam’s first luxury tour and travel operator and most successful luxury travel brand) announces its forecast on the travel trends to watch in 2013 in the Vietnam tourism industry.

Multi-Generational Family Travel:

In the current fragile economy, people tend to go back to family values and enjoy holidays together. For them, life is a collection of special moments and family reunions. Geographically, families live farther away from each other than at any time in history, and millions of post 50s travelers are trading briefcases for roller bags. With time, health and disposable income on their hands, they are taking the kids and grandkids along. Luxury Travel has received more bookings for multi-generational private family vacations.

Wellness and Spa:
Vietnam has followed the lead of Thailand and begun embracing spa culture with a wide selection of resorts and day spas that are the equal to any in the world. Spa vacationers now choose Vietnam for various wellness and spa options, such as the 6 star spa at the Nam Hai, heritage spa at Pilgrimage Village Resort Hue, the all inclusive spas at Fusion Maia Danang, thefamily spa at Six Senses Nha Trang, day spas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the beach spa at Princess d’Anam or Antara Mui Ne or the destination spas at Emeralda Ninh Binh, Six Sense Con Dao or Life Resort Quy Nhon.

Active Vacations:
Travelers are seeking out ways to stay active and healthy on the road. They want to go to places where they have plenty of options to take day trips and enjoy active excursions from trekking to diving in Vietnam. The thrills offered are endless and span a wide range, including hiking, trekking, biking, kayaking, climbing, rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hot air ballooning, camping, yachting and more. Some of the locations where these activities can be enjoyed include Sapa, Halong Bay, Cu Lao Cham, the Central Highlands, the Mekong Delta, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, the Phu Quoc Islands and many more.

Bespoke Itineraries With a Sense of Place:
It is all about the experience and a storytelling. Travel should be personalized and luxury travel advisors are learning to blend experiences that are tailored to personal desires along with truly special options that reflect the destination. Luxury travel is no longer just about fine dining and five-star hotels. With so many new experiences on offer, it's the stories travellers can tell afterwards that confer status.

Seeking Out What’s Next & New:
High-end travelers always want new and exotic experiences, plus value, both in terms of personal value and value for money. They seek new destinations, new hotels and new experiences. They want to be the first to discover a destination. Many have moved towards a quieter understated luxury and plan their trips with a focus on authenticity and experiential travel, focused on enriching once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For travel experts, it is essentially about creating a package that is personal as well as authentic and memorable.

Pham Ha is a CEO and founder of Luxury Travel Ltd (, the first luxury tour operator in Indochina. Pham Ha is also a travel guru, tourism speaker, writer, consultant and a leading designer of luxury tourism industry training programs.
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