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Kenn Smith, Couturier, on Bespoke in HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Kenn Smith is a well-known figure around town with his sartorial elegance and engaging personality. ...

Oktoberfest Vietnam 2016 - A Famous Celebration of German’s Culture at Windsor Plaza Hotel
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Windsor Plaza Hotel, home of Oktoberfest Vietnam for 11 years, will be once again delighting with th...

Saigon Soul Pool Party 2016-2017
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Since its inception in 2014, Saigon Soul Pool Party has teamed up with The New World Saigon Hotel to...

The New City Planning Exhibition Centre
attractions - Saigon/HCMC

Across the water from District 1’s riverfront, development is going on at a cracking pace in t...

Vietnam Outperforms Western Countries in Education
Education - Saigon/HCMC

Not long ago, Vietnam left the education world aghast after PISA (Programme for International Studen...

Eon51: Dining High Above the Rest
food - Saigon/HCMC

Bitexico Tower’s culinary wonder, EON51 Fine Dining, is on its way to becoming a distinguished...

Vietnam’s New Position in Affordable Hospitality
accommodation - Vietnam

Vietnam really is an astonishing country, its people are resilient, cheerful and welcoming. When you...

Kenn Smith, Couturier, on Bespoke in HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Kenn Smith is a well-known figure around town with his sartorial elegance and engaging personality. ...

Oktoberfest Vietnam 2016 - A Famous Celebration of German’s Culture at Windsor Plaza Hotel
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Windsor Plaza Hotel, home of Oktoberfest Vietnam for 11 years, will be once again delighting with th...

Saigon Soul Pool Party 2016-2017
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Since its inception in 2014, Saigon Soul Pool Party has teamed up with The New World Saigon Hotel to...

The New City Planning Exhibition Centre
attractions - Saigon/HCMC

Across the water from District 1’s riverfront, development is going on at a cracking pace in t...

Vietnam Outperforms Western Countries in Education
Education - Saigon/HCMC

Not long ago, Vietnam left the education world aghast after PISA (Programme for International Studen...

Kenn Smith, Couturier, on Bespoke in HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Kenn Smith is a well-known figure around town with his sartorial elegance and engaging personality. ...

Oktoberfest Vietnam 2016 - A Famous Celebration of German’s Culture at Windsor Plaza Hotel
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Windsor Plaza Hotel, home of Oktoberfest Vietnam for 11 years, will be once again delighting with th...

Saigon Soul Pool Party 2016-2017
activities - Saigon/HCMC

Since its inception in 2014, Saigon Soul Pool Party has teamed up with The New World Saigon Hotel to...

Ho Chi Minh City Submerged After Huge Storm
Daily News - Vietnam

Huge areas of Ho Chi Minh City suffered massive flooding last night [September 26] after the city bo...

Duterte To Visit Vietnam on Wednesday - News On 26 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Duterte to visit Vietnam on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Vietnam on Wedn...

Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy - News on 23 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy Four months after U.S. President Barack...

Rain Cuts Rivers Through Central Vietnam - News On 21 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Rain cuts rivers through central Vietnam The central region will experience downpours through Fr...

News on 21 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Vietnamese crab farmers struggle to find buyers after China goes cold Chinese traders seem to ha...

News on 20 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Hanoi to build dozens of hotels Vietnam Breaking News Hanoi's authorities want to see 20 high-c...

News on 19 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Endangered pangolins released into the wild Viet Nam News Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), ...

Ho Chi Minh City Submerged After Huge Storm
Daily News - Vietnam

Huge areas of Ho Chi Minh City suffered massive flooding last night [September 26] after the city bo...

Duterte To Visit Vietnam on Wednesday - News On 26 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Duterte to visit Vietnam on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Vietnam on Wedn...

Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy - News on 23 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy Four months after U.S. President Barack...

Rain Cuts Rivers Through Central Vietnam - News On 21 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Rain cuts rivers through central Vietnam The central region will experience downpours through Fr...

News on 21 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Vietnamese crab farmers struggle to find buyers after China goes cold Chinese traders seem to ha...

Ho Chi Minh City Submerged After Huge Storm
Daily News - Vietnam

Huge areas of Ho Chi Minh City suffered massive flooding last night [September 26] after the city bo...

Duterte To Visit Vietnam on Wednesday - News On 26 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Duterte to visit Vietnam on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Vietnam on Wedn...

Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy - News on 23 September 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Obama’s Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy Four months after U.S. President Barack...

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Citypassguide.com is the leading publisher of travel and living guides in Vietnam. Our print and online content spans multiple channels, including our website, mobile apps, eBooks, print guide and free maps. Our refined approach ensures the widest reach of quality material online and off throughout the country - more than any other travel information company in Vietnam.

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We are industry experts who use years of experience to help businesses reach a premium audience of travelers and residents. With the help of a skilled production department, we utilize online and offline marketing, advertising, social media and SEO strategy to connect restaurants, hotels, shops and other business stakeholders with their intended target demographic.

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Reaching Audiences

We understand who our audience is: mid to high-end premium travelers, expats and residents. By using quality content distributed across a number of channels to promote our clients, we connect premium audiences with businesses across Vietnam. These distribution channels include our website, newsletters, social media presence, print guidebooks and a monthly gazette.

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One of our core values is providing quality Vietnam insights and travel opportunities, and we look for partners who share similar values. We work with a range of franchises from all over Vietnam, from individuals to large businesses, all with one thing in common - a defining passion for their destination and their industry. Contact us if you’d like to use our technology and know-how to promote your destination.

 
Patrick Gaveau expert in: Vietnam Tourism Expert

Patrick Gaveau

Vietnam Tourism Expert

Patrick Gaveau is the owner and creator of Citypassguide.com, Vietnam's leading travel information provider. A native of Africa, he is a French citizen.  Patrick followed the WICE (World Leisure International Center of Excellence) Master program of Social Science of Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University (Holland). He graduated with Honours from Aix / Marseille II with a master's degree in Economics and the Finance of Tourism (France). He is currently living in Ho Chi Minh City with his Vietnamese wife and has two daughters.

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ANTOINE SIROT expert in: DALAT EXPERT

ANTOINE SIROT

DALAT EXPERT

Antoine, currently managing An Lam Saigon River, was the general manager of the Dalat Palace Hotel from 2002-2008, and has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. In 2002, on the 80th anniversary of the Palace, Antoine was tasked with finding out as much as possible about Dalat and the hotel for the journalists that would be flying in from all over. His initial research led him deeper into the history of Dalat. At this time, he is one of the most knowledgeable people in Vietnam about this beautiful highlands city.

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STEVE RAYMOND expert in: PHAN THIET EXPERT

STEVE RAYMOND

PHAN THIET EXPERT

Steve Raymond has been in the tourism industry since 1972. After a long slew of jobs in incentive houses and hotels, Steve was invited to be the general manager at Pandanus Resort in Phan Thiet. Deciding that life in Phan Thiet would be less stressful than working at his previous job, he accepted the position. Steve has been at Pandanus Resort for nearly a decade and has during this time amassed sizable knowledge on Phan Thiet.

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BENOIT PERDU expert in: MEKONG DELTA EXPERT

BENOIT PERDU

MEKONG DELTA EXPERT

French engineer and lay polymath Benoit Perdu landed in Vietnam in 1992. He moved to the Mekong Delta in 1997, started a joint-venture and built a gas terminal, before taking the head of a new agricultural insurance company. He fashioned with his wife Ánh Bassac Cruises in 2003, now one of the pillars of tourism in the Mekong Delta. When it comes to the Delta, there are few who match his keen insight and matter-of-fact observations on its tourism and its way of life.

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PATRICIA MARQUES expert in: CORPORATE COFFEE EXPERT

PATRICIA MARQUES

CORPORATE COFFEE EXPERT

Patricia has been in the coffee industry for over a decade. Starting out as a barista in California, she has moved up to the head of Starbucks in Vietnam. Navigating the tricky obstacles of establishing a big brand in a new country, Patricia understands the Vietnamese market and its desire for brand name international coffee. One of the most knowledgeable experts in making a big name stick amongst countless competitors, she has plenty of interesting insights on mixing international brand standards with local needs.

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VO TIEN CUONG expert in: OYSTER EXPERT

VO TIEN CUONG

OYSTER EXPERT

Vo Tien Cuong is an expert in the care, preparation service and eating of oysters. He also distributes oysters throughout Ho Chi Minh City. The proprietor of La Maison Restaurant, Vo’s brother is an oyster farmer in Nha Trang who introduced Vo to Fin De Claire oysters from France several years ago, which are now thriving in Vietnam’s warm client. He is excited to introduce more French oysters to the Vietnamese market.

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Giovanni Parrella expert in: Italian Food Expert

Giovanni Parrella

Italian Food Expert

As an Italian man, Napoli-born chef Giovanni Parrella lives up to his reputation as a man of love, food and passion. He first began working in the kitchen of a restaurant at the age of 12, starting his days at 6 a.m. He has been in the industry ever since, working 14 years with the Hyatt Group in some of the world’s most interesting food cultures. For the last four years he has been Executive Chef at one the city’s most luxurious 5 star hotels - The Reverie Saigon.

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Lawson Dixon expert in: Big Bike Expert

Lawson Dixon

Big Bike Expert

Lawson Dixon is an amiable Australian who started with the News Limited media company in the 1980s but has spent more time out of Australia than in since. He has a background in automotive advertising and has worked with Ford and Chrysler in the past. He started Ducati in Vietnam before finally getting the Harley-Davidson franchise off the ground in 2013. He beat 70 competitors to win the right to be the first Harley-Davidson dealer in the country.

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Stephane Faure expert in: Metro Support Expert

Stephane Faure

Metro Support Expert

Stephane Faure is the project manager handling the support structures for Ho Chi Minh City’s upcoming metro. The affable family man has 20 years of experience with these kinds of projects, having worked in South and Central America, North Africa, the Middle East and now Vietnam. A true expert in his field, Stephane knows the ins and outs behind the giant stone support system that will hold the city’s trains safe and secure.

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ELLEN THOMPSON expert in: EDUCATION EXPERT

ELLEN THOMPSON

EDUCATION EXPERT

US citizen Ellen Thompson has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 14 years. She came to teach English originally, and liked Vietnam and the people so much that she stayed. Saigon Star International School opened its doors in 2006. Ellen joined two years later as Headteacher. Having studied and worked in several different countries in North America, Europe and Asia, she has a wide knowledge of the education system here, a broad outlook on life and a keen interest in creating a supportive international school community.

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MAURO GASPAROTTI expert in: REAL ESTATE EXPERT

MAURO GASPAROTTI

REAL ESTATE EXPERT

Mauro Gasparotti and Rudolf Hever are both executive directors at Alternaty real estate consultants. Mauro specialises in hotel investment and consultancy, feasibilities studies, cash flow analysis, market analysis, project consultancy and operator selection. Rudolf specialises in alternative ownership structuring and hotel and resort consulting. We sat down with them for a deep exploration of Ho Chi Minh City’s real estate scene.

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TAO HO expert in: TEA EXPERT

TAO HO

TEA EXPERT

Tao grew up in the north of Vietnam and over the years became seriously interested in different teas and brewing methods. His first encounter with professional tea brewing was in Malaysia in 1998, where he learned about brewing times for teas. Ever since, he has collected teas from all over the world, learning more about the drink as he traveled. He is now the owner of Tea Maison on Dong Khoi, as well as heading his own work safety consultation company.

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