Thursday, November 17, 2011

Luxury Travel Vietnam is Proud to Support High-end Responsible Travel

Vietnam is an emerging luxury destination and attracts more UK travelers. For the last few years, the number of British visitors to Vietnam has increased considerably.

Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, November 18, 2011 - Staged annually in London, World Travel Market - the leading global event for the travel industry - is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals.

Vietnam is an emerging luxury destination and attracts more UK travelers. For the last few years, the number of British visitors to Vietnam has increased considerably.

Every year, Vietnam receives about 100,000 British visitors and this trend will continue to increase robustly in the future when Vietnam Airlines opens the direct flights between the two countries in December, 2011. Vietnam will become a gateway to welcome British visitors to Indochina.

During the the trade show, Luxury Travel Ltd ( representatives met with almost 100 travel professionals to seek business opportunities, develop market and attract high spending travelers. They also promote responsible tourism, destinations, tourism trends, new exciting tours for 2012.

David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel, said it was a very inspirational day. Luxury Travel was proud to support responsible tourism day at WTM London, he met exchanged with players and exchanged new business ideas with many award winning responsible travel entrepreneurs.

” We continue to develop, operate and market tourism in a sustainable manner. The aim is to maximize the positive effects of travel and minimize negatives to ensure that cultures and natural environments of destinations continue to flourish. We make ours efforts to create better places for people to live and better places for people to visit”. David Nguyen added

Luxury Travel( has an adventure travel department and embraces the concept of sustainability within all actions taken. Examples include using eco friendly resorts, modes of transport wherever possible; taking biodegradable cleaning products on trips to remote areas and greatly emphasizing cultural exchanges. Involving and working with local communities generates greater economic benefits for those involved thus enhancing the well being of host communities. Supporting charity projects and SOS villages in Vietnam is part of Luxury Travel’s pledge to shape responsible tourism in the area they live and work.

Locally based specialists in privately guided and fully bespoke holidays, Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and full travel service agency ( based in Hanoi with its offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and representative offices in USA, France, Germany and Australia. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the integration and sustainable enterprise award.

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi

VisitMobileTM Launches New LiveChat Feature for Mobile ConciergeTM Customers

The only in-app tool of its kind, LiveChat lets guests chat directly with destination marketing organization via text

Boulder, Colorado, November 17, 2011 - VisitMobileTM, the premier mobile destination marketing solution provider, announces the launch of LiveChat, a two-way text chat platform allowing destination experts to communicate directly with their guests and visitors. LiveChat was designed to help guests receive a personalized high-touch destination experience, where a trusted advisor is available to help the visitor decide what to do next, make reservations or purchase tickets. Originally developed for use by traditional hotel concierge desks, LiveChat will now be offered as an optional, fully-integrated feature of VisitMobile’s Mobile Concierge destination travel smartphone app for convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and business improvement districts (BIDs).

Like nothing else in the market, LiveChat allows the destination’s staff to manage multiple guest conversations at once using the intuitive interface portal. The destination concierge can conduct the conversation with the guest on any computer with a browser or a tablet device (e.g. iPad) when they are on-the-go. The visitor can chat with the destination concierge through both the Mobile Concierge smartphone application or standard text messaging.

For the destination, LiveChat features include:

* Direct in-app integration with a Mobile Concierge smartphone application

* 10-digit number for sending text messages to users without smartphones

* Fully-compatible desktop or tablet chat portal, offering

Support for up to 12 concurrent conversations
Ability to save user profiles to portal customer database
To-Do lists with reminder alarms for individual guests
Chat notes section
Ability to send messages to groups
Compatibility with any iOS or Android App
Away/After Hours auto-responder

VisitMobile’s award-winning Mobile Concierge solution mimics a real destination concierge, delivering real-time trusted advice and insider knowledge at the in-destination visitor’s point of need. LiveChat will further enhance this experience by allowing guests to chat in real-time with true destination experts allowing users to ask questions, get advice or make reservations for restaurants through OpenTable®.

Mobile Concierge is always on hand as the guest explores the destination and is designed with GPS technology to answer their question, “I’m right here, now what should I do?” With the popularity of unofficial destination apps and mobile search engines, research shows that less than 20 percent of visitors return to the destination’s website for local information after they arrive into a destination. Mobile Concierge with LiveChat is a dream solution for DMOs, CVBs, BIDs, resorts, or any organization looking to take back control of the in-destination conversation.

“CVBs and DMOs spend tens of thousands of dollars on mass media and websites to attract guests to their destination, but they lose control of the guest’s experience once they arrive,” said VisitMobile CEO Jeff Kohn. “VisitMobile’s Mobile Concierge with LiveChat allows local authorities to continue interacting with visitors in a way that benefits the guest and maximizes revenue for a destination’s merchant partners.”

About VisitMobile
VisitMobileTM ( is the Mobile ConciergeTM smartphone app for tourism and shopping destinations. VisitMobile serves as an on-the-go trusted advisor helping visitors discover nearby attractions, businesses, and events through a patented GPS Relevancy EngineTM. Mimicking a real concierge, VisitMobile uses expert local content and multimedia to help the visitor decide "what to do next," make instant reservations or ticket purchases, and access insider deals. As the official Mobile Concierge of the destination, VisitMobile allows the destination marketing organization to maintain control of the conversation with the in-market visitor, and in turn maximize revenue for destination partners.

Amy Larson
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206