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What is Trending in Southeast Asia

What Is Trending In Southeast Asian Destinations?

Southeast Asia is becoming more readily discernible amid its immense diversities and contrasts. Beauty lies within diversity. The convergence of diverse culture, colonization, landscape, history, and spiritual ethics makes this part of the continent as one of the most exciting and enticing destinations to explore for the travelers. Getting tuned to the shifting drive of the travelers in the global tourism map, Southeast Asian travel landscape is also upgrading. This year is likely to behold a medley of new upgradations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand to measure its scale of offering one-of-a-kind experiences to the travelers in a unique way.

Lovers of Island Luxury

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Source: Alila Hotels

Seclusion in modernism. A much less known and more of untouched virgin beaches can be discovered across Cambodia’s coastline. Today’s well-heeled travelers seek for more authentic experiences and want to sketch their personal travel journeys as first-time explorers. The airline authority of Cambodia opened up a number of domestic as well as international direct flights to the coastal town of Sihanoukville to make island luxury of Cambodia easily accessible for global travelers.

On November 1, 2018, Alila Villas Koh Russey opened the getaway for private island luxury in the Koh Rong Archipelago in Cambodia.

And this March 2019 swayed the way for beach vacationers to get immersed in the luxuriance of a tropical private island, Six Senses Krabey Island which is a 15-minute cruise from the mainland jetty of the resort.

The remote islands of Mergui Archipelago off the southern coast of Myanmar is almost a new destination in world tourism map. With more than 800 unspoiled and mostly uninhabited islands, an abundance of the natural environment in primeval condition and the indigenous Moken Sea Gypsies, Mergui Archipelago Myanmar offers complete off-beat adventure tourism through jungle safari, wildlife spotting, and undersea exploration. The luxury eco-chic resort from Memories Group, Awei Pila has opened its gateway in November 2018 to welcome guests for barefoot luxury to this secluded beach hideaway flanked by pristine beaches and rainforest.

Wanna Travel Alone

Luxury Travel Trends 2019 mentioned the rising trend of solo traveling. Wanna travel alone style is more trending among women and millennials. The travel companies are adapting to cater to this segment in a more inclusive way. The leading DMC of Southeast Asia, Luxury Travel Vietnam conducts 100% private and tailor-made solo tours according to the taste of the individuals. In 2018, the company arranged quite a significant number of solo tours across Vietnam and Cambodia for its clients, with special requests for golf tour, cooking classes and ultra-luxurious Halong Bay cruising on Emperor Cruises.

Seeking for Ultimate Adventure

With the incessant discoveries and luxuries amidst the impressive natural backdrops, underwater wonders, thousands of unexplored islands and world’s largest cave system, Southeast Asia is undeniably one of the ultimate destinations to quench the adventurous thirst of the travelers. Lux Group has created a brand new Adventura Travel in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos, focusing on active travel, community and charity projects through off-the-track programs.

Based in Vietnam, the company’s adventure tourism programs traverse through trekking the Fansipan, cycling on the Ho Chi Minh trail, rock climbing in Cat Ba Archipelago, cruising Bai Tu Long Bay, kayaking in Halong, expeditions in Phong Nha Ke Bang cave system, river rafting in Pu Luong, hiking in Dalat, wildlife safari at the Cuc Phuong or Nam Cat Tien National Parks, sunrise visit to the 11th century Angkor Wat temples or exploring the mysterious Plain of Jars dating back to prehistoric age.

Spa and Wellness Pampering

Probably, the most well-known spa treatment is Thai spa and henceforth the first choice for any spa holiday is always Southeast Asia. However, with time, the industry is evolving and adding new dimensions. In today’s date, spa holiday is one of the most demanding niches among luxury travelers. Thailand being the oldest favorite for spa holidays, still retains its heritage in a new style. Many luxury resorts are offering spa holiday packages in pristine destinations in Thailand, and Kata Rocks in Phuket is one the newest addition in the chain.

Vietnam is also an emerging destination for spa and wellness holidays. The ancient town of Hoi An is the home to many boutique hotels and resorts offering exclusively designed spa packages and yoga sessions. Almanity Hoi An Resort and Spa pampers its guests through well-designed spa holiday packages that include a leisurely bicycle ride in Triem Tay eco-village, fishing with locals, bamboo boat ride or participating in cooking and origami classes.

Spa and wellness on the sea is another wave that is hitting the industry. Vietnam’s first ever all-inclusive cruises, Emperor Cruises allows the guests to get indulged in spa treatments while navigating around the limestone seascape of Halong Region.

Gastronomic Indulgence

Vietnam is not far away to outsmart Singapore in culinary tours and gastronomic indulgence. INK 360 is now on the 19th floor of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. The marine-themed design and décor of this roof-top bar overlooking the horizon of the ocean impeccably complement its connectivity with the underwater world. Hoi An is a hidden gem in Central Vietnam that flaunts its expertise in culinary art and welcomes the connoisseurs for exclusive gastronomy tours that includes culinary courses to gourmet cookery weekends, and wine tasting.

Splashing the smoothness and silkiness of favorite liquors, Vietnamese bartenders have made the most out of cocktails to prepare Pho Cocktail as the signature of Hanoi. Unicorn Pub got recognized for its invention and won the 2012 International Award. Nê Cocktail Bar also presents the aristocracy of Pho Cocktail on its list.

Luxury Cruising Voyage

Vietnam continues to be the favorite cruising destination in 2019 as well with a vessel due on its maiden voyage through a new sea-route in May 2019. Heritage Cruises is the new brand from Vietnam based Lux Group that is introducing the first-ever heritage and boutique cruise on the Red River and Gulf of Tonkin region. Cruise lovers are getting ready to be the first onboard Dragon- the first vessel to set sail under the brand of Heritage Cruises.

Extending the most authentic experiences in Nha Trang and Halong Bay, Emperor Cruises launched their new vessel on the less-touristic Cat Ba Archipelago in late 2018.