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Highlights of Kathy Dragon's recent inspection tour of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Mekong River Cruises and Cooking Classes in …

Highlights of Kathy Dragon's recent inspection tour of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Mekong River Cruises and Cooking Classes in Hanoi with Buffalo Tours.

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  • Buffalo Tours: Local Offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
  • Only “Legend Property”, near HoanKiem Lake
  • Asia Adventures: More Focused Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing including Cat Ba Island Stay
  • Between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. It is well known for its monuments and architecture
  • French colony of Cochinchina
  • Trans Mekong: (The Bassac ) offers three cabin cruisers entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta. Overnight Cruises and multi day to Cambodia (Kayaks, walking, cultural visits)
  • Accommodates up to 65 guestsDaily newspaper in English, French and German 24 hours room service I-Pod rental Turndown service and daily presents Laundry service 24 - hour security IDD at the reception Doctor on call Library with books, arts literature, music and games Boutique shop with magazines, literature, toiletries, travel items, clothes and handicrafts
  • 7 Nights CruiseScheduled Departures Every Sunday, alternating between Saigon port & Siem ReapFirst cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap on 20 September, from Siem Reap to Saigon on 27 September4 Decks, Lower - Main - Upper – SundeckTotal 46 Cabins3 Different Cabin Categories - Staterooms 21m2, Sadec Suites 27m2, Indochina Suites 42m2Suites accommodates 3rd personContemporary interiors with influence from French colonial period
  • Since 2004, profits from the hotel has supported and trained young locals in culinary and other skills for the hotel industry. What's special is that guests are encouraged to participate.
  • highly recommended (http://www.vatphou.com) 12 Twin cabins

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  • 1. Buffalo ToursInspirational Travel in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand
  • 2. Our Mission
    To be the leading destination specialist and responsible tour operator in Indochina and Thailand offering:
    Highly personalized flexible service,
    Superior product knowledge,
    Creative, innovative products and;
    Excellent value for money
  • 3. Our core values
    Innovation
    Integrity
    Quality
    Customer Focused
    Destination Experts
    Responsible
  • 4. Awards
    WINNER, BEST TOUR OPERATOR
    Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Award 2007
    FACE OF THE FUTURE
    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 2007
    BEST ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATOR
    Vietnam Economic Times, 2002 – 2007
    OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Vietnam Economic Times 2008
    NAMED ONE OF 158 BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD
    National Geographic Adventure (NGA) Magazine
  • 5. We focused on
    developing
    unique & fun
    products for the
    niche segments of
    the inbound
    market!
    We started with a tiny office of less than 9 square meter & a phone which never seemed to ring!
    We had a total of 150 passengers and generated around 100,000 USD of revenues in the 1st year!
  • 6. 55,000 passengers a year
    Market capitalization of over $20m
    We now have 9 companies
    We now have over 1500 full time staff
    What we have achieved…
    From 150
    passengers
    From no money
    From a miniscule office
    From a two man operation
  • 7. Product PortfolioBuffalo Tours first began as an adventure specialist. Although this still remains one of our key strengths, we have expanded our product range to cater to other innovative niche travel experiences.
    Classic Highlights
    Luxury Experiences
    Adventure Tours
    Cruises
    Incentives
    Volunteer & Educational Travel
    Beach Breaks
    Special Interest Tours
  • 8. Adventure Portfolio
    Walking Tours
    Challenging Treks
    Cross Country Cycling
    Off Road Mountain Biking
    Kayaking
    Scuba Diving
    Rafting
    Sailing & Yacht Charter
    City Cycling Tours
    Home-stay Experiences in Ethnic Villages
    Jungle Survival Courses
    Rock Climbing
    Elephant Safaris & Mahout Training
  • 9. Special Interest Portfolio Examples
    Ethnic Market Tours
    Vietnam War Veterans
    Honeymoons
    Educational Tours
    Eco Wilderness Holidays
    Photography Tours
    Golf Holidays
    Health & Wellbeing
    Culinary & Market
    Tours
    Family Holidays
  • 10. Volunteer & Educational
    Group Travel Examples
    Renovations & Improvements to Orphanages
    Medical Treks in Vietnam
    Agent Orange Victims Project
    Building Schools & Kindergartens
    Working with Handicapped Children
    Seuang River Experience Laos
    Building Wells
    All projects bring positive benefits to the local communities, with sustainable results
  • 11. Modern Fleet of Cars, Vans, Coaches, Mercedes Sedans and Junk Boats
  • 12. Buffalo Guides
    All Buffalo Tours guides are locals with excellent knowledge of the history and customs of their country.
    All our guides receive international first aid training.
    We provide English, French, German, Spanish and Russian speaking guides.
  • 13. Main Brands
    • Inbound Tourists from Asian markets and outbound
    • 14. About 40 employees
    • 15. About 5000 pax carried in 2010
    • 16. 1 office in HCMC
    • 17. Inbound Tourists from Western markets
    • 18. About 200 employees
    • 19. About 30,000 pax carried in 2010
    • 20. Offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Australia and UK
    • 21. 5 Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam
    • 22. 1 Hotel in Siem Reap Cambodia under management contract
    • 23. 975 employees
    • 24. Online hotel booking company
    • 25. 10 employees
    • 26. Launch planned in June 2011
    • 27. 1 office in HCMC
    • 28. Boutique Hotel
    • 29. 42 employees
    • 30. Located in Mai Chau
    • 31. Transportation
    • 32. 35 employees
    • 33. 1 office in Hanoi
    • 34. Hotel Management, Consultancy
    • 35. 5 employees
    • 36. 1 office in Hanoi
    • 37. Rock Climbing Activity
    • 38. 10 employees
    • 39. Located in Cat Ba
  • Buffalo Tours: Indochina and Thailand
  • 40.
  • 41.
  • 42.
  • 43. Victoria Resort and Spa, Sapa
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46. Mason D’Hanoi: Centrally Located 3*+ in Old Town Hanoi
  • 47. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi: Near HoanKiem Lake
  • 48. Hanoi Cooking School: Market visits, Restaurant
  • 49. Halong and BaiTu Long National Parks
  • 50. Paradise Cruises: Delux Cruising, Halong Bay
  • 51. Ginger & Jasmine
  • 52.
  • 53. Paradise Cruises
    Spacious Cabins with Private Balconies
    Safe stationary gangway for boarding
  • 54. Morning Tai Chi
  • 55. Afternoon Cooking Classes
  • 56. KAYAKING
  • 57. Asia Outdoors: More Focused Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing including Cat Ba Island Stay
  • 58. Hue: UNESCO Heritage Site, Imperial City, Citadel, and Perfume River
  • 59. Pilgrimage Village, Hue
  • 60. Pilgrimage Village Spa, Hue
  • 61. Lam, (family owner Vedana Lagoon and Pilgrimage Village)
  • 62. Hue
    NEW: Vedana Lagoon
  • 63. VedanaLagoon
  • 64. Vedana Lagoon, private pools
  • 65.
  • 66. Vedana Lagoon
  • 67. Vedana Lagoon
  • 68. Hoi An:World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries
  • 69. Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour
  • 70. Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour
  • 71. Red Bridge Cooking School
  • 72. Victoria Beach Resort and Spa, Hoi An
  • 73. Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: French colony of Cochinchina- History, Culture, Cuisine, Mekong
  • 74. Park Hyatt, Saigon
  • 75. CYCLING CU CHI Tunnels/Speed Boat transfer along Mekong
  • 76. Cai Be Mekong Queen: One day Mekong Cruise from HCMC
  • 77. Lunch post cruise in colonial house
  • 78. Can Tho: Capital of the Mekong DeltaOptions: The Bassac- 1-3 night Cruise Mekong Delta to Cambodia
  • 79. Comfortable Boutique 7 cabin boat: French/Vietnamese Culinary Adventure
  • 80. Deck of Bassac
  • 81.
  • 82. Week Mekong Cruising from Can Tho: The Jayavaraman
  • 83. Pandaw
    RIVER VESSEL LA MARGUERITE
  • 84. The VICTORIA CAN THO RESORT hotel: Own day boat for Floating village tour
  • 85.
  • 86. Day Adventures from Can Tho: Cycling, Walking, Floating Villages
  • 87. Khmer Villages
  • 88.
  • 89. Cambodia: by boat or flight
  • 90. Buffalo Tours TukTuk for visiting temples
  • 91. Hôtel de la Paix: Siem Reap, Cambodia - Member of Virtuoso, SLH, Signature
  • 92.
  • 93. Strong focus on supporting community projects, associated with Shinta Mani
  • 94. Art Gallery Lounge
  • 95. Spa
  • 96. Rooms
  • 97. Gardens
  • 98. Victoria Hotel, Siem Reap
  • 99.
  • 100. Pool area
  • 101. grounds
  • 102. LuangPrabang, Laos
  • 103. LuangPrabang
    WatXieng Thong
    The Royal Palace Museum
    Almsgiving
    The Night Market
  • 104.
  • 105.
  • 106.
  • 107. The Luang Say Residence: 24 exquisitely appointed luxury suites, extend through 6 stand alone pavilions
  • 108.
  • 109.
  • 110.
  • 111. Alila, LuangPrabang (old prison)
  • 112.
  • 113. Shinta Mani, LuangPrabang
  • 114.
  • 115.
  • 116.
  • 117.
  • 118. Luang Say Cruise, Mekong Cruises
  • 119. Tam Thing Cave of a Thousand Buddhas
  • 120.
  • 121. Pak Beng , Luang Say Lodge along the Mekong
  • 122. Luang Say Lodge.
  • 123. Luang Say Lodge.
  • 124.
  • 125. Vat Phou Cruise
    Luxury 3d/2n cruise between Pakse and 4000 Islands –Southern Laos
  • 126.
  • 127. Thankyou!
    Kathy DragonKathy@travelmarketingworldwide.com
    Twitter @kathydragon & @asiapacifictrav
    Facebook/TravelMarketingWorldwide
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