HANOI, Vietnam, 12 JUNE 2019 – Thiên Minh Group and H.I.S are delighted to announce the launch of the first cruise ship under a joint venture arrangement between the two corporations in Halong-Bay naming Sayuri Cruise. With construction started in August 2018, the cruise aims to be the best day cruise in the Bay focusing on safety, hospitality and wonderful designs. Sayuri Cruise takes guests on a daily journey to explore Halong Bay’s iconic sites such as Paradise Cave and Cock Fighting Island in comfort and style on a 4-hour tour. Personalized requests for Sunrise, Sunset and Corporate Event cruises are also available.
Thien Minh Group has a solid background with 16 years of experience in managing cruise businesses in Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta via its prestige brands including Emeraude Classic Cruises, L’Azalée Cruises, Victoria Cruises. The Group is amongst the largest cruise operators in Vietnam. H.I.S has been bringing Japanese travelers to Vietnam for over a decade and is currently one of the top operators and travel agencies for Japanese tourists. The joint venture between the two corporation aims to combine the parties strengths in introducing a unique new product to the market.
Thien Minh Group and H.I.S have set strong commitments for communications and execution to bring the best travel experience, the highest standards of services from their passion for guests’ entertainment. The launch of Sayuri Cruise is an important milestone for the two companies, setting sights for the start of several similar products in the future.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Vietnam, TMG is one of Asia’s leading integrated travel and hospitality groups. The Group has grown tremendously from a boutique adventure tour operator into the largest privately-owned travel and hospitality group in Vietnam, with three main business lines: Hospitality (owning and operating Victoria Hotels & Resorts, ÊMM Hotels & Resorts, Emeraude Cruises, L’Azalée Cruises, and the Spice Viet Restaurant chain), Online Travel Agency (iVIVU.com) and Holiday Experiences (providing tour services under brands such as PEAK Vietnam as well as operating scenic and chartered flight services). Annually, the Group hosts over 200,000 hotel guests in its own hotels, handles over one million transactions on the iVIVU platform and brings approximately 500,000 tourists to Southeast Asia.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, H.I.S. is a travel group with a large portfolio of services, such as travel, hotel, robotic, energy, insurance and theme park. In Japan, H.I.S. has 303 branches throughout the country and a global network of 185 branches in 124 cities abroad. H.I.S. holds a majority stake in Orion Tour, Asia Atlantic Airlines and a minority stake in Skymark Airlines. It owns two hotels in Australia, one called Watermark Hotel and Spa on the Gold Coast, Queensland and the Watermark Hotel Brisbane, and a cruise company called Cruise Planet.
Ms. Phan Bao Chi – TMG Marketing Manager
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