In this month's newsletter, we are going to celebrate ASIA DMC’s 20th year anniversary and showcase our newly acquired Travelife Partner status with exclusive interviews with Travelife’s General Manager, Mr. Naut Kusters and ASIA DMC’s Group Managing Director, Mr. Linh Le. Furthermore, we will embark on a rustic yet intriguing journey from the colonial history of Myanmar to the remote jungles of Laos to discover the variety of Southeast Asia.
Highly praised as one of Southeast Asia’s leading luxury hotels, the iconic Strand Yangon has been an awe-inspiring colonial landmark of the city from 1901. Since that time, The Strand has become the social epicenter of Yangon for locals and international travelers, and declared ‘the finest hostelry East of Suez’ by John Murray in his Handbook for Travellers written in the early 20th century.
Established in 1997 and formerly known as HG Travel, ASIA DMC is headquartered in Vietnam and amongst the leading destination management companies in all of Southeast Asia, predominantly focused on B2B trade. On September 11th, about 300 staff and guests joined our ceremony in Shanghai Mansions, Bangkok, to celebrate ASIA DMC’s 20th anniversary. Coinciding with the anniversary celebration, ASIA DMC Vietnam was awarded Partner status with global sustainable accreditation leader, Travelife. This demonstrates the company’s on-going commitment to environmental and social sustainability across our business.
Last week on the 29th and 30th of August, ASIA DMC participated in its 3rd event of 2017, the conservation of the Ha Long Bay ecosystem with the campaign “Action for a Green Ha Long”. This coastal clean-up event has been organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2012 and is aimed to raise awareness of our vital need to improve environmental conservation and sustainability in Viet Nam. Environmental awareness is gaining significant momentum within the country, especially in the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, with the participation of institutional partners like IUCN, USAID, local NGO’s and governmental representation.