At Vivu we are all very excited to be starting our next journey back where we began, our beloved Indochina. With our launch on 3 July of Vivu Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos we are very proud to introduce you to some of our Vivu Asia team.
Panya Thin, Regional Manager, Cambodia & Laos
Sues’day. I am Panya, the Regional Manager of Cambodia and Laos for Vivu Journeys. When I’m not working I love spending time with my family, cooking and growing my own vegetables. I have three sons and I love travelling with them and introducing them to other countries and cultures in Asia and Europe. I was born in Siem Reap and was always very determined to succeed in life. My studies began at University in Phnom Penh and then led me to pursue my success in Bangkok, Thailand where I studied Business Management.
The travel Industry represents a dream-job for most people in my hometown including myself. With a combination of fifteen years’ experience working for DMCs I began as a Tour Guide and progressed to my role today as Regional General Manager with Vivu Journeys.
To me success is not a given, thus, I will always continue to give my all. A promise to our Vivu Journeys partners, agents and customers “we will always deliver the very best of service and ensure you have a memorable holiday while travelling with us!”
Thuy Tran, Vietnam Country Manager
Xin Chao, I am Ms Thuy Tran, the Vietnam Country Manager for Vivu Journeys. When I’m not working I love to spend time with my family, I have 2 young daughters and I love staying fit by running whilst listening to my favourite bands.
I’ve been working in the travel industry for more than 12 years which has given me many amazing opportunities to travel and see fantastic places. Travel to me means making friends with locals, respecting and learning their culture and going to places to truly explore. I am based in Hanoi and enjoy everything about my city from the local coffee to the traditional and delicious Vietnamese food. My favourite country is the UK, whilst visiting and spending time there with my Vivu UK family I’ve fallen in love with the country, especially the tea and scones.
Van Nguyen, Finance Manager
Xin Chao I am Van, the Finance Manager for Vivu Journeys. During my childhood I was scarcely aware of countries outside of my home, Vietnam, however all of this changed when I joined the travel industry over ten years ago. I love to “Vivu” (Vietnamese world meaning to travel with a free spirit) to the sea, to hear local stories and to taste delicious local food wherever I go.
Danang is my favourite city, I especially love the beautiful beach, tasty seafood and sparkling nightlife. I have two young children, my son Gia Huy and daughter Tu Uyen who are both inspired by our family travels and frequently ask “mum, where will we go to next?”
I am so happy to have joined the Vivu family, I love working with such a passionate team and contributing to our goal of connecting our travellers with unique, real and local experiences
Duc Le, IT Manager Vivu Journeys
Travelling is in my heart, I feel totally fulfilled when I travel, and so I love to spend my weekends travelling when possible. This means I get to share these wonderful moments with my wife and children who all also hold this in their heart. I believe it to be very difficult to do your job excellently if you don’t have a passion for your industry.
As an engineer of IT with more than 16-year-experience, it was so important for me to find that passion to enable me to work without stress and to greatly increase my happiness.
I feel so lucky to join the Vivu family, to satisfy my passion and spread the Vivu service across the world.
Hang Vu, Senior Product & Contracting Executive
Xin Chao, hello, I am Hang, I am the Senior Product and Contracting executive for Vivu Journeys. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading books and practising yoga and running.
Since I was young I have always dreamt to Vivu (Vietnamese expression meaning to travel with a free spirit ) all around the world. My dream began after my college graduation with road trips around the beautiful region of Northern Vietnam. Since then my passion for travel has grown and grown. In each place I travel to, I make sure to share as many local experiences as possible, by tasting the local food, talking with locals, and discovering those hidden corners that need a little more exploring.
It was this passion for travel that led me to the tourism industry where I have worked for more than 11 years covering a variety of different roles including operations, reservation and sales. Joining the Vivu family has provided me with a new and exciting opportunity for developing product in my home country of Vietnam. With this position, I hope to create many exciting Vivu-style products in Vietnam that can bring our beloved customers closer to the heart of Vietnam and experience truly authentic, local experiences
Kiem Pham, IT Developer
Xin Chau! I’m Kiem and I work as the IT Developer for Vivu Journeys, based in our Ho Chi Minh city office.
My first experience of travelling was to Thailand with TMG 4 years ago, and my passion for travel grew from there.
Now I love nothing more that travelling around my country, Vietnam with my family and sharing many amazing experiences together.
I feel that joining the Vivu family and travelling supports my personal growth and I am happy to work in this great industry.
Oanh Nguyen, Business Development Support
Xin Chao! I’m Oanh Nguyen (known often as Liz) I work as Business Development Support for Vivu Journeys. When I am not at work I love exploring great cafes in my hometown of Hanoi. My favourite thing is riding my motorbike around the city to discover those hidden coffee shops, and introducing these to my friends, families and also our Vivu customers. I hope they will also fall in love with these places as I have.
Travel has always been a true passion and a big part of my life and I’m very grateful that this passion has become my career. I’ve been travelling to many more places since working in tourism and I’ve also learnt and grown so much personally. In each new place, I always try to experience everything as a local would, from meeting people, tasting new food to learning new languages. Travel has exposed me to different cultures and created many long-lasting memories.
Joining the Vivu Family, I feel very happy and excited that our team are working passionately towards the same purpose of introducing all travellers to real, authentic and local experiences in each Vivu destination.
Pheareak Chan, Operations Team Leader
Sues’day I’m Pheareak, I’m the Operations Team Leader for Vivu Journeys in Cambodia. When I’m not working I love reading and listening to my favourite music.
I live in the tourist hotspot of Siem Reap and began my journey in tourism after my high school graduation by attending the Tourism training school. It was then I realised how a career in this industry could offer so much for my future in terms of personal growth, success and passion. Over the last 6 years working in this industry, I see that tourism represents a huge opportunity to make a positive impact for my country’s communities and people. I personally believe tourism will continue to bring many different opportunities and developments, therefore it is important for me to keep learning and developing in order to progress.
On a personal level, it is a dream for me to one day share my knowledge, experience and expertise to the next generation enabling others to pursue a dream of joining this wonderful industry. For now I feel very happy to join Vivu Journeys, I intend to make Vivu Cambodia Operations and customer service number 1 in my country and in order to reach this goal I will always give my all.
Trung Pham, Data Management Team Leader
Xin Chao, hello, I am Trung Pham, I am the Data Management Team Leader for Vivu Journeys.
I love travelling and my hunger for discovering the world outside of my beloved home town, Hanoi can never be satisfied.
I was very lucky to have the chance to travel around Europe with my parents at a very young age and since then I have started to visit places in different countries, each of them always brought me new joy, excitement, and wonderful memories. Besides travel, my other passion is football, I like watching football matches on the TV and putting my football boots on the field every Saturday afternoon.
After 10 years of working in the travel industry, joining Vivu journeys is a new step for me and a chance to pursue and share my passion for travel with everyone.