Panel Discussion. Transforming the travel industry: Stories of Success

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Thursday, Jul 13, 2023
Hosted by Natalya Wissink, Megan Ly
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Travel Massive Saigon is back with an exciting event. Join us on Thursday, 13 July for a panel discussion on the Vietnam travel industry transformation and networking with fellow tourism leaders.

Our speakers, senior executives from several types of travel and hospitality companies will discuss the current state of tourism in Vietnam, and share insights on successfully adjusting their business strategies to the new markets and travel trends. They will also discuss the problems they have encountered along the way and share examples of overcoming them.

The event will take place at Barson located at Le Meridien Hotel (3C Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1). A special happy hour deal with a 50% discount on the drink menu will be offered to all attendees.


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Arrival and networking
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Panel discussion
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Q&A session
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking


📣 Chau Nguyen, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Urbanist Travel

With over 12 years of experience, Chau passionately crafts tailor-made journeys across Asia, catering to the mid to luxury travel segment as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Urbanist Travel.

Urbanist Travel is a new type of boutique travel DMC, dedicated to local exploration of Southeast Asia’s rich geographies, arts, histories, cuisines and people. Urbanist Travel is built on a foundation of authenticity, community empowerment and sustainability.

📣 Linh Le, Principal & Co-Founer, Luxperia DMC

Linh is a seasoned travel industry professional with a 20-year experience. He has been based in Vietnam for the last 12 years.

LUXPERIA is a travel brand offering a unique and immersive travel experience for international guests across Asia. They focus on a customer-centric approach to deliver guest satisfaction in touring and travel experiences in MICE, special event production, group travel and private full-service travel packages.

📣 Philippe Le Bourhis, General Manager, Hotel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection

Philippe is a passionate hotelier with 35 years of experience in the industry. After joining the Accor group in 1991, he spent two decades managing their properties all over Asia, including Cambodia, Thailand, India and Indonesia and Vietnam.

Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection is a 5-star boutique hotel that combines the classical charm of “Indochine Française” with a sense of timeless chic. The winners of many prestigious awards, they are proud of their exceptional customer experience, world-class accommodation, and luxury offerings.

📣 Khanh Luong, Head of Marcom Department, The Outbox Company

Graduated with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Arlington University, USA, Khanh has over 7 years of experience in marketing in many fields including real estate, healthcare, hospitality, and tourism.

The Outbox Company is a travel market intelligence company focusing on South East Asia & the Pacific, based in Vietnam. Their mission is to embrace data-driven making-decision and promote the development of the tourism industry.

Moderator: Natalya Wissink, Travel Massive Chapter Leader | Founder, Secret Experiences

Natalya has been calling Vietnam her home for the last 10 years, during all of which she has been involved in tourism management. In 2018, she founded Secret Experiences - a small-group tour operator offering unique cocktail, culinary, and cultural experiences.

Since 2016, Natalya has been volunteering as a Travel Massive Chapter Leader and organized multiple events for the travel industry community in Central Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City.

Media sponsors: The Cake Collective

The event is free but the space is limited. Please make sure you register if you’re planning to attend.

Can’t wait to see you all on July 13th!