Gay Hotel Trends Continue To Grow Online

As Pride marches continue to be done in a lot of corners in the world, the determination of the LGBTQ+ community to uphold equality and their rights under the umbrella of national laws has not been new to most people. Nevertheless, despite all these efforts, there still remain places wherein gender discrimination is rampant and the welfare of the minority do not seem to matter on the big scale. And thus, numerous members of the LGBTQ+ community remain anxious in determining which places would be “gay-friendly” and which would be not.

One of the top searches on Google is the keyword “top gay hotel”. Indeed, it would very hard to choose an outstanding and safe hotel in Yangon, in Australia, or in wherever they wish to spend their vacation in. Thus, searching them online would come handy.

Online Traffic

According to statistics, the keyword reached more than a million searches and a lot more related keywords, such as “gay clothing optional resorts”, “gay resorts for singles”, and “gay all-inclusive resorts, also acquired a massive traffic.

In addition, it was found out that these figures usually peak through the hot and humid months of June to August. As a matter fact, an approximately forty-five percent of which were from American men, while some other great contributors include Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, and France among others.

Top Gay Hotels

Among the top searches in line with the “top gay hotel” keyword were the Palm Springs, Fort Lauderadale, and Key West as they receive more than fifteen thousand searches on a monthly basis. Moreover, it is also undeniable that Florida tops the most searched gay hotel destinations. These places were particularly gay friendly as a significant percentage of their population belongs to the LGBT community.

Furthermore, some European and Asian hotels made it to the list of top searches. Evident in a hotel in Yangon and in a lot more places in the Eurasian region, hospitality, respect, and inclusivity will always be a top priority to all customers regardless of whatever color they embody in the gender spectrum.



International Food Festival Happening In Da Nang

It is time to hop on a plane and book a hotel on Bana Hills because Da Nang has officially launched its International Food Festival. According to reports from local media, the festival opened on the night of June 2 and it was located at the eastern side of the Dragon Bridge which is located in the central city.

The festival lasted for five days and recognized chefs from different countries in the world including China, United States, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, Sweden, Malaysia, Australia, Turkey, Lebanon, India and Sri Lanka came together to join and witness the festivities. The main showcase of the event was when the renowned chefs were asked to utilize raw materials from Vietnam in order to recreate the typical dishes that can be found in their respective nations.

The one in charged during the cooking event was Thomas Andeas Gugler, the head of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. He chose the top chef who will be representative of their country in order to showcase their cooking skills every night. Aside from the international cuisine served, festival visitors were also able to try all the staple dishes usually found in central Vietnam.

The festival also included a number of activities such as food carnival and an art show on the street of the city. Organizers also made sure to plan events that gave the tourism students the opportunity to learn from the cooking experience of the experts. There is also a gift giving activity during the event wherein the recipients are the children who are under the care of the program Support Centre for Agent Orange Victims.

According to Tourism Department’s deputy head for the municipal level, Nguyen Xuan Binh who also happens to be the chairman of the organizing board for the festival, Da Nang took the 15th spot when it comes to the list of destinations that travelers should not miss for 2019. The list included 52 places and was published by the New York Times.

The festival promoted not just local businesses such as hotel on Bana Hills but it also boosted the image of the city of Da Nang.


Remarkable Liveaboard Destinations For The Holidays

Doing the same thing or not doing anything for the holidays may soon change with a liveaboard diving cruise. Most companies that provide liveaboard diving cruise make sure to give a pleasant, memorable experience to their clients. The custom-built yacht takes the diver closer to the spectacular underwater adventure.

Some of the world’s best destinations for a diving holiday include Indonesia, Turks & Caicos Islands, and Galapagos. Each diving destination offers something different and exciting. Just when the diver thought that he had seen everything, another piece of wonder reveals itself. Each underwater world offers something new.

  1. Indonesia

Indonesia has the highest marine biodiversity in the world. Tourists and divers would almost always never pass on the chance to experience liveaboard in Indonesia. The dive site opportunities are close to infinity, with many diving sites only accessible via liveaboard. Indonesia prides itself of 600 species of coral and more than 3,000 fish species.

  1. Turks & Caicos Islands

The turquoise waters surround Turks & Caicos Islands. The living coral reefs expand to 1,000 square miles beneath the turquoise waters. The underwater world of Turks & Caicos is a Mecca for divers. It has a plethora of marine life in all sizes as well as expansive underwater visibility. A diver gets to see an amazing world clearly as it unfolds before his eyes.

  1. Galapagos

The Galapagos archipelago is a famous site for shark diving around Darwin and Wolf Islands. The remote and small islands can only be reached via liveaboard. Beneath the waters of the islands, the divers will be able to see some endemic animals that cannot be found anywhere else. The archipelago keeps some rare creatures, such as the giant land tortoises and Galapagos sharks. Divers may also encounter sea lions, manta rays, whale sharks, and/or a school of hammerheads on one of their exploration.

It is best to try the liveaboard in Indonesia or other diving destination of choice while it is still possible. No one knows when some of the creatures become extinct, by then it may too late. The liveaboard diving cruises are always available any time of the year. Just ask the liveaboard provider for the best time to explore a certain diving destination.


Less Known Cities In Vietnam Getting Closer To The Spotlight

Two years ago, the President of the United States decided to visit Vietnam. Rather landing in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, he chose the midway point between these two cities which is Da Nang. The city became the center of attention during that time because it played host to a number of international leaders such as JacindaArdern of New Zealand and Moon Jae-in of South Korea who attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. The summit was a success which boosted businesses such as hotel in Danang and other local businesses within the city.

From then on, locals along with international tourists are not just eyeing the major cities of Vietnam but also those dubbed as second-tier. There is Da Nang which is deemed to be a clean and well-managed city, Hai Phong which is a trade magnet for China and Binh Duong is proving to be the best spot when it comes to industrial production.

Looking at the trend, there is a big chance that economic gains will cover the entire country as Vietnam continues to be developed. It is far from the tactic of other countries where their main focus lies on urban areas that are close to the coast.

Navigos Group, a recruitment firm, said that Da Nang is turning out to be a developing hotspot as investments are pouring in from Europe and Singapore. This is why the company decided to establish a branch in the city following to footsteps of various new businesses in Da Nang such as Australia Chamber of Commerce and IT outsourcing firm based in Germany.

Many years ago, Da Nang was only famous because of its beaches and for the fact that it welcomed the first troops sent by the United States during the Vietnam War way back in 1965. In the past few years, the municipal government has been boosting the city to welcome businesses. There are many factors why businesses such as hotel in Danang prefer the small city compared to other major cities in Vietnam including the fact that the crime rate is lower and the streets are cleaner.


Far East Hospitality Expanding Into Vietnam With 2 New Hotels

There’ll be more than just one new luxury hotel in Saigon, as hotel group Far East Hospitality has revealed that they’ll be expanding into Vietnam with two new boutique hotels to open by the end of 2019, with additional plans for expansion for the next couple of years following that.

Currently, the company operates 90 hotels and serviced residences spread across 7 countries; Australia, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hungary and Singapore, encompassing brands like Oasia, Rendezvous, Quincy, as well as Village and Vibe Hotels.

The group’s expansion into Vietnam and the creation of not one luxury hotel in Saigon, but two, comes as part of a deal with real estate developer Five Elements Development, for the management of the Le Cong Kieu Hotel, and the Ngo Van Nam Hotel, the former to have 56 rooms, the latter to have 30.

The properties are currently under development, with the Le Cong Kieu Hotel placed 20 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by car, while the Ngo Van Nam Hotel will be located 15 minutes worth of driving from the Saigon Railway Station.

Far East Hospitality will be acting as a consultant throughout the whole development of the projects, providing advice during designing, planning, and construction.

Far East Hospitality CEO Arthur Kiong made a statement on their latest projects, saying that Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing tourism markets, not just in Asia, but across the world, with the country’s international arrivals increasing annually by double digits, like clockwork. He also noted that Vietnam is currently aiming to have 20 million foreign visitors coming in by 2020.

Kiong says that, given the growth that looks to be in the future for Vietnam, the partnership with Five Elements as a timely, strategic, and profitable one, one that’ll benefit Far East Hospitality as well as the country’s hospitality industry at large.

The Singaporean hotelier is making a bet on the country’s growing tourism market, and also has plans to have 1,000 units spread across Vietnam within the next half-decade, spread across key cities in the country, like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.