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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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