Hanoi, Vietnam – The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) for 2009 was successfully held in the Vietnamese capital from 8th to 14th January 2009. 60 representatives from tour operators and travel agents around the globe took advantage of the opportunity to join a FAM trip to Halong Bay hosted by Bhaya Cruises.
Participants enjoyed a two day cruise, aboard vessels from the luxurious Bhaya fleet, to witness the natural wonder of Halong bay. Aside from the natural beauty of Halong Bay itself, onboard activities included team-building exercises on Titov Island, cooking classes at Van Giang village, a traditional Quan Ho folk song performance and invigorating early morning Tai Chi on the vessels. Not only did the representatives enjoy the scenic natural beauty of Halong Bay, they were equally impressed with the cruise services and activities delivered by their hosts at Bhaya Cruises. “This is the best cruise I’ve ever had. The FAM trip allowed us travel agents to experience a world-class cruise with a local Vietnamese touch.” – said Ms. Nancy I. Scranton from Imaginique Tours & Cruises.